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.

 

  New regulations covering information distributed at rest stops in Virginia may land the state in court...and GPS tracking of school buses has come to the Richmond area. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

Tazewell County in Virginia's southwest coalfields would rather not be the site of a major wind power project. And a surprise change of address has complicated the life of a woman in Chesapeake.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on www.vpap.org. Fred Echols reports. 

Don't Buy This Book!

Aug 21, 2015

When eleven professional writers from Smith Mountain Lake decided they wanted to do something out of the ordinary they considered their options and finally settled on trying to produce the worst novel ever written.

With the work now complete they believe they may have attained their goal.

Virginia's growing craft beer culture is running into complications as the state tries to decide how to regulate the brewers...and Petersburg's sheriff is facing a lawsuit from a surprising source, the City of Petersburg. Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews

An essay and a $200,000 entry fee could get you a central Virginia farm. And being suspected of a crime can cause one to lose their property.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on www.vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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