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

The city of Buena Vista has won the latest round in its legal battle against an insurance company. And Culpeper County is trying to decide whether to embrace the solar power industry.

Virginia Public Access Project

Police and sheriff's departments in southwest Virginia are feeling the strain of transporting patients to mental hospitals, and Virginia's technology-rich Loudoun County has gone on the attack after seeing its population called “ignorant hillbillies” in an FBI text message.

Virginia Public Access Project

It's about to get a lot easier for some Virginians to see where their tax dollars are going, and the appearance of a Department of Housing and Urban Development sign caused considerable alarm among homeowners in a Richmond suburb.

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Scientists have found a more precise way to predict when and where flooding will happen on Virginia's Atlantic coast, and a planned art exhibit in Norfolk caused some controversy in the workplace.

An elementary school principal in Rockbridge County has apologized for a survey given to students without parental permission, and local governments in Virginia are still trying to find ways to shut down internet gaming parlors.

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