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The North Central Area Transit system could get revenue from advertising soon. Ottawa City Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says getting more revenue in from more sources is important. Eichelkraut’s hoping the revenue that comes in can be matched with state and federal dollars since a lot of those transit funding programs work that way. The city…read more »
Several cities are having troubles with Pierce Manufacturing fire trucks. Ottawa is one of them. The City Council Tuesday night placed on file a resolution to join Champaign, Decatur, Normal, Bloomington, Peoria, and Charleston in a possible lawsuit against the Wisconsin firm. City Commissioner Tom Ganiere says the fire truck frames are rusting. Ganiere says…read more »
LaSalle County authorities say there’s a person of interest in the fatal hit-and-run south of Peru Sunday night. And investigators are examining a car that may have been involved. The person killed was 22-year old Wyatt K.L. Wyatt of Spring Valley. Anyone who knows something about the crash on Peru Bottom Rd. is asked to call the sheriff’s…read more »
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has placed a bounty on invasive black carp. The bounty is $100 for black carp caught in Illinois water ways. They’re part of a whole family of invasive fish. IDNR’s Kevin Irons explains. The goal is twofold. Get the black carp out of Illinois water ways and learn more…read more »
One of the candidates for governor will visit the Ottawa area next Thursday to put on a statewide town hall meeting. Ameya Pawar will put on the event at the Skydive Chicago airport at 7:30pm on June 15. He says Ottawa is rich in history and is an integral part of Illinois. He also says…read more »
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 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.