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County Board Chairman says virus patients deserve privacy

A leaked memo tells of two LaSalle County employees having the corona virus. County Board Chairman Jim Olson says he’s upset about the leak, but not because he’s trying to hide anything. He says he’s following privacy rules while being criticized by people who want specifics about who has the virus or where they are.…read more »


Farmers dealing with low commodity prices

Farmers are still in the fields and barns despite the coronavirus pandemic. LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann says the challenge has not been producing the goods. He says a drop in demand is impacting the whole agriculture business from livestock to ethanol. But, he says even when farmers get sick crops will still…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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