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New baby in St. Rep. Welter’s family

The Illinois General Assembly is still off for spring break, so St. Rep. David Welter won’t miss any of the session for family leave in the very near future. He announced Tuesday in a social media post his wife Ashley bore their third child Tuesday morning just before 8am. The girl’s name is April. She…read more »


Downtown Ottawa restaurant closing its doors

The Pink Chihuahua is shutting down. A post on the downtown Ottawa restaurant’s social media made the announcement Tuesday. The restaurant blames issues with the roof over the past two years. It thanked customers, but said not everyone understood the menu and its international street food concept. WCMY has reached out for comment. The building…read more »


Lt. Todd Gordon named Marseilles Officer of the Year

Marseilles Police Lt. Todd Gordon is the Marseilles VFW’s Officer of the Year. VFW Commander John Finnegan presented the award to Gordon last week at Marseilles City Council. Gordon was nominated by Police Chief Brian Faber because of his involvement with the Shop with a Cop program. In the program, needy children shop for Christmas…read more »

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko

Rick Koshko lived the first half of his life in southern Illinois, then moved to Ottawa early in his broadcasting career. His first thoughts of broadcasting as a career occurred to him at age five–when it was bed time and he realized the guy on the radio didn’t have to go to bed yet. Some irony: for most of the time he’s worked in radio, Rick has had to get up very early in the morning to be on the air, sometimes in addition to being up late at night like he wanted.

Rick is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s broadcasting program. He speaks Esperanto, likes astronomy (SkyCaramba), and makes a hobby of photography.

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger started his broadcasting career in college after realizing that he liked hearing himself talk a little bit too much. After a brief stint of spinning records at Eastern Illinois University’s student FM station, Ethan realized his love for reporting the news. He loves where he works and is always excited to discuss what’s happening in the community. Ethan sees it as a privilege to serve the good people of LaSalle County through broadcasting.

Ethan likes board games, the outdoors, and watching all the different versions of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

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