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.

 

Virginia Public Access Project

Inmates at the Virginia Beach jail can't have visitors now because old technology has failed.  And a new study shows the state will at some point have to reroute the highway that has crosses Natural Bridge.

Virginia Public Access Project

There's a polling place in Dickenson County with no restrooms, no wheelchair access and not enough for space for people to vote without turning sideways.  It appears the precinct's voters won't see improvements anytime soon.  And Richmond is considering a plan that would reimburse homeowners for setting up security cameras.

Virginia Public Access Project

Two Virginia communities have lost their weekly newspapers, and hackers have attacked a Virginia high school's computer network.

Virginia Public Access Project

Chesterfield County is trying a new approach to providing transportation for residents in need without the expense of running and maintaining buses.  And if you don't belive those signs on Virginia highways that warn for speed limits being enforced by aircraft, then you may be right.

The City of Hampton has an idea for reviving one of its tourist areas, and it's already hard for Northern Virginia commuters to get to work in D.C.  For some it may soon get worse.

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