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Ottawa Soccer Club looking for fall coaches

The Ottawa Soccer Club Spring League is in full swing and is now playing against teams from other towns in the area. President David VanWiggeren says that’s vital during the spring season when registration numbers are lighter. VanWiggeren is expecting over 300 kids in the league for the fall season. He says they still need…read more »


Congressman Kinzinger praises President’s Iran decision

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is supporting President Trump’s decision Tuesday to pull the United States out of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Kinzinger called the agreement terrible for the US and a treasure trove for Iran. He says the Iranian Government has continued to undermine US interests in the Middle East. Kinzinger is calling on…read more »


Ottawa City Hall hosting discussion about downtown

Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach wants to hear some ideas for what people are expecting to happen downtown. He’s inviting city residents and business owners to City Hall Thursday at 6pm. He says the purpose is to talk about a wide range of issues. Those could be issues the city deals with long after he leaves…read more »

Tim Bivins

Sen. Bivins explains opposition to LGBT history bill

St. Sen. Tim Bivins voted against the bill that would require public schools to teach something about gay and lesbian history. The Dixon Republican says the state should worry instead about reading and math. He’s also concerned that many historical figures are included on lists of people who were gay because of speculation. Social worker…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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