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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Va News: Water Bills & Cycling Event Preps
3:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Virginia Public Access Project Reports Most-Read Stories

Virginia's James City County paid $25-million to buy water it never bought and may have to pay $33-million more...

And VCU is preparing for major schedule disruptions when a world cycling event comes to downtown Richmond this fall. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:42 am
Mon February 9, 2015

VaNews: Confederate General Holiday, Petition Effectiveness

A proposal in Charlottesville to eliminate a holiday that honors Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson has stirred up controversy. And a Virginia newspaper has looked into the question of whether petition signatures actually sway the actions of politicians. 

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:52 am
Mon February 2, 2015

VaNews: Flood Zone Contract, Norfolk Taxes

Virginia law may soon require that homebuyers be reminded to check on whether they're moving into a flood zone before they sign a contract. And the City of Norfolk is paying off more than a half-million dollars in federal taxes it somehow overlooked. 

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:35 am
Mon January 26, 2015

VaNews: Mugshot Bill, William & Mary Mountain

Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for a website to post mugshots online and then charge a fee to take them down. And, the College of William and Mary wants a mountain in Colorado to bear its name -- but the idea is encountering some resistance. 

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:11 am
Mon January 19, 2015

VaNews: Questionable Fencing, New State Song

Fred Echols reports.

Virginia could soon have a new state song nearly 20 years after the first one was banished...and a fence slated to be built underneath a new bridge in Richmond is raising some questions. 

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

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