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.”


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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Shop Talk - February 11
1:26 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

The Value of Reading School Closings on the Air

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether reading weather-related school closings and other cancellations on the radio still serves a purpose.

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Focus on Rail Industry
6:02 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Galesburg Trade Mission to Middle East

A BNSF freight train
Credit Wikipedia

The rail industry is big in west central Illinois, and rail lines are being built in the Middle East.  So the City of Galesburg will try to bring the two together.

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Deadbeat Illinois
2:12 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Consolidated Schools Still Owed Money

Norine Hammond
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois schools – especially downstate schools – have been encouraged to consolidate.  But the state has not come through with all the funding promised for consolidations.

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