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.”


Western Illinois Museum
8:14 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Telling Local History Through Diaries

One of the diaries
Credit Western Illinois Museum

Western Illinois Museum Curator Sue Scott said diaries and letters have a lot in common with social media.

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Seeking GOP Nod for Governor
7:02 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Brady Pushes for Performing Arts Center Money

Bill Brady during Thursday's campaign appearance at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) said it’s long past time for the state to release the construction money for a Performing Arts Center at Western Illinois University.

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Dr Martha Biondi
6:38 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

The Black Revolution on Campus


A scholar of black radicalism feels the black student movement of the late 1960s and early ‘70s deserves greater recognition.

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Shop Talk – February 4
1:18 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Going Undercover at School

The Shop Talk panelists discuss two cases in which TV reporters tried to investigate security at local schools.

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Macomb Food Cooperative
6:43 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Online Market for Local Foods

Some of the foods available through the online market
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb Food Co-op plans to open a store in Macomb. But until it can make that happen, it’s found another way to make local foods available.

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