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Ottawa Police Chief Urges Caution During Festival Season

The summer festival season in Ottawa has arrived, and with it, heavy traffic in the downtown area. Ottawa Chief of Police Brent Roalson said Tuesday on the Second Cup with Karen Rhodes that it’s not just car traffic. ” Roalson said that motorists should look ahead and know what’s going on in town and plan…read more »

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Oglesby Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

An Oglesby man is charged in a felony hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Wyatt K.L Wyatt, of Spring Valley, south of Peru on Sunday. The crash occurred sometime Sunday evening. Wyatt’s body was found on Peru Bottom Road. 39-year-old Luke T. Dobrich, of Oglesby, is charged with leaving the scene of a…read more »

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Ottawa Elks to Celebrate Flag Day with Ceremony

The Ottawa Elks will put on a Flag Day Ceremony Wednesday at Washington Park beginning at 9AM. Everyone is invited to the annual ceremony that Elks Head of Trustees Tony Epperson says will be brief. During the ceremony, different iterations of the American Flag will be discussed along with other iconic flags such as the…read more »

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TV recycler coming to Ottawa

A recycler coming to Ottawa in two weeks will take old TV’s. A lot of people find out their trash haulers won’t take them anymore. So they leave them by the curb hoping someone else will. Mayor Bob Eschbach says that’s been a big problem, so he’s glad to find a recycler that will take…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.

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