Fred Echols

WVTF/RADIO IQ News Host, Producer and Reporter

Fred Echols is a long time member of the WVTF/RADIO IQ news department and produces news content as well as public affairs programs. Fred's career in broadcasting began in North Carolina's Triad before switching from commercial radio where he'd held numerous positions including program director to hosting public radio programming at WVTF.

 

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Virginia Public Access Project
5:10 am
Tue April 28, 2015

VA News: National Motto, Political Opinions

A Floyd County bailiff has lost his job after expressing his political opinion and Madison County Supervisors got into a spat about whether or not to post the national motto in their chambers. 

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link on vpap.org.

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:42 am
Mon April 20, 2015

VaNews: Negative Yelp Reviews, Horse Racing

One Virginia business raised the question of whether people who post negative online reviews of businesses can be legally required to identify themselves. Their case went to court, but won’t be decided in the Commonwealth. And the General Assembly has made certain that horse racing and off track betting will continue in Virginia in spite of problems at one of the state's premier tracks. 

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Virginia Public Access Project
6:40 am
Mon April 13, 2015

VaNews: Replacing Shaka Smart, VA Beach Employee Access

Virginia Commonwealth University is suddenly in need of a replacement for the man who's been the face of the school for the past few years. And city leaders in Virginia Beach were surprised to learn that an employee had been given access to millions of dollars in official bank accounts. 

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:40 am
Mon April 6, 2015

VaNews: Pot Problems, Magnet School Admissions

People who smoke pot legally in Washington, DC but work in Virginia could be risking their jobs. And, a public magnet school in Fairfax is facing questions about its admissions process because of the high percentage of Asian-Americans among its student body.  

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

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Virginia Public Access Project
8:30 am
Mon March 30, 2015

VaNews: Veteran Health Care, Picking up After Dogs

A rule change in Washington is making it easier for veterans in Virginia to get health care. And modern criminal science is being used to bring violators of ‘poop pickup’ laws to justice. 

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

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