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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The long-running legal battle involving bonds issued by the City of Buena Vista and the company that insures those bonds has taken a new turn.

Virginia Public Access Project

The city of Portsmouth's new ad campaign is under fire for lack of diversity ... and questions are raised regarding liability for inmates performing labor in Suffolk. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

Western Virginia landowners have gone to court to keep kayakers and others from using creeks that cross their property...and conflicting federal rulings have put Virginia's ocean fishing season at risk. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

   

Virginia Public Access Project

A Pittsylvania County RV dealer says the county's inventory tax is unfair to businesses like his and could force him to leave the area...and a controversial painting is drawing some criticism for a Virginia Beach museum. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Developers are hoping to build a giant pier at Virginia Beach and one city councilman wants the public to have free use of it. Virginia Tech is making plans to host a conservative columnist who said a previous invitation to the university was canceled. Those have been 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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