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.

 

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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An April cold snap all but wiped out the peach crop in Virginia's northern Shenandoah Valley...and there's some confusion about an effort to revive the oyster population off Virginia Beach. Those have been among the most read stories this week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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 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. 

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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.

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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.

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