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Randy Eccles

General Manager, NPR Illinois/ Co-Host, Community Voices/ CAB Ex-Officio


Please reach out at randy.eccles@nprillinois.org.

Randy Eccles became NPR Illinois general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008. Randy served on the Governor's Local Journalism Task Force 2023-2024.

Randy currently serves as the president of the Illinois Public Broadcasting Council – the association for all public media organizations in Illinois.

Randy previously worked at KTAR in Phoenix and WGN in Chicago in programming and marketing management after producing talk shows and sports coverage. He also served in management and news stints at student-run stations WHFH, WONC, and WUEV.

Born in Hinsdale, he was raised by teachers in south suburban Glenwood and graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, then North Central College in Naperville. Randy also spent a lot of time at the family farm in Industry, Illinois (south of Macomb).

Randy served on the Springfield Area Arts Council board and was awarded the best of show in the Springfield Art Association's 2023 Art Synergy program in a collaboration with professional artist Alissa Ohashi.

Randy co-hosts Community Voices and its music-focused edition, CV-X, Saturdays 5 to 7 p.m.