Rich Egger

News Director

Rich is the News Director at Tri States Public Radio. Rich grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago but now calls Macomb home. Rich has a B.A in Communication Studies with an Emphasis on Radio, TV, and Film from Northern Illinois University. Rich came to love radio in high school where he developed his “news nerdiness” as he calls it. Rich’s high school had a radio station called WFVH, which he worked at for a couple years. In college, Rich worked at campus station WKDI for three years, spinning tunes and serving at various times as General Manager, Music Director and Operations Manager. Before being hired as Tri States Public Radio’s news director in 1998, Rich worked professionally in news at WRMN-AM/WJKL-FM in Elgin and WJBC-AM in Bloomington. In Rich’s leisure time he loves music, books, cross-country skiing, rooting for the Cubs and Blackhawks, and baking sugar frosted chocolate bombs. His future plans include “getting some tacos.”


Shop Talk – February 18
3:00 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Local TV News Lacking Substance

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems plaguing local TV news.

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Investigation Continues
11:28 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Autopsy: Macomb Man Strangled

The house at 515 E. Pierce St.
Credit Rich Egger

The preliminary opinion from a forensic autopsy conducted on a Macomb man found his injuries are “…consistent with a cause of death of strangulation.”

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Autopsy Forthcoming
11:48 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Macomb Police Investigating Man’s Death

The house at 515 E. Pierce St
Credit Rich Egger

A Macomb man died shortly after getting into a fight but police say the cause of death remains undetermined.

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No Serious Injuries
2:09 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Car Hits School Bus in Warren County

Credit flickr

Illinois State Police said the snowy conditions Friday morning played a part in a traffic crash between a United School District school bus and a car.

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No Ordinance on the Books
5:45 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Few Rules for McDonough County Strip Club

McDonough County State’s Attorney James Hoyle said he wrote a McDonough County Adult Use Licensing Ordinance in 2009, but it went nowhere with the county board.

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