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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Government & Politics
6:45 am
Mon July 21, 2014

VaNews for 7.21.14

With parts of Hampton Roads facing a rising sea level and stronger Atlantic storms one idea being talked about is a flood wall across the lower Chesapeake Bay…and someone in Portsmouth stirred things up when they decided to rejuvenate a sign at a subdivision entrance. 

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

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Government & Politics
6:26 am
Mon July 14, 2014

VaNews for 7.14.14

A Virginia County is trying to find out what happened to seven thousand people its police have identified as undocumented over the past few years...and organizers of a Fourth of July demonstration in Richmond in favor of gun owners rights went ahead with their plan even when no one answered their call for support. 

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

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Government & Politics
7:11 am
Mon July 7, 2014

VaNews for 7.7.14

Starting this month Virginians who use a certain type of two-wheeled transportation are no longer allowed to cruise without a title and license plate...and if you think nobody saw the downfall of Eric Cantor coming, think again. 

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

  

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Government & Politics
7:19 am
Mon June 30, 2014

VaNews for 6.30.14

A Virginia legislator is trying to help a long­banned crop make a comeback in the Commonwealth...and Portsmouth City Council has learned that owning goats is not so simple as it might appear to be. 

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

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Government & Politics
7:59 am
Mon June 23, 2014

VaNews for 6.23.14

There's controversy over ownership of volunteer fire department vehicles in a Virginia county where population growth is bringing demand for standardized emergency services...and people who walk and bike across a bridge in Norfolk are wondering who's responsible for keeping them safe. 

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

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