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

 One city in Virginia is taking a fresh look at how it regulates gardens...and the Commonwealth will soon have a thoroughbred racing season again, something it hasn't had since 2013. 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

Virginia farmers could soon be making money with a crop that's far from traditional in the Commonwealth, and Colonial Williamsburg is working to attract new visitors in ways that some people consider inappropriate. 

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

Virginia Public Access Project

A request from a student has led to a significant policy change by a Virginia school division...and two firefighters are back at work thanks in part to a show of support from the public.  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

In theory, presidential campaigns pay for security when a candidate holds a public rally. But in fact, you may be covering that expense...

And Virginia may soon be defending it’s law against habitual drunkenness in court. 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

Norfolk's airport is among the largest in the country to have no access by public transportation...and Virginia is on the brink of becoming the first state to license online fantasy sports games.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access  Project's VaNews on vpap.org

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