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

Chesapeake City Council is considering whether to post “In God We Trust” in  City Hall and other public buildings, and people who require in-home assistance say they're being affected by a state law that prohibits overtime for caregivers paid by Medicaid. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

When a Northern Virginia city didn't have enough candidates on the ballot to fill its city council residents became politically active in a hurry, and a group of students at Liberty University has taken exception to an endorsement of Donald Trump by Liberty's president, Jerry Falwell, Jr. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

The Army has put a drone in the air to find out what's being released from waste material as it's burned in the open at the Radford Arsenal, and promotion of a possible mega-resort complex near Williamsburg has left two boards of county supervisors surprised and annoyed. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

Fauquier County's registrar was surprised when he received a letter telling him he was not registered to vote, and a couple of video endorsements for a Suffolk City Council candidate were not quite what they appeared to be. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

It's not as flashy as the Hollywood version but Prince William County says its Walk of Fame will bring overdue recognition to those who've helped to build the community, and one Virginia city in need of revenue is calling out tax delinquents in public.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

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