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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Virginia Public Access Project
9:05 am
Mon March 9, 2015

VaNews: Execution Bill, Civilian Peace Officer Training

The failure of a bill in the Virginia House of Delegates could stop executions in the Commonwealth, at least temporarily. And the General Assembly has increased training requirements for civilian peace officers. 

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

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Southern Virginia University Policies
1:45 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

VA News for 03.02.15

A plan to bring deer hunters into an Albemarle County's subdivision has neighbors at odds with one another...and a Virginia university that primarily educates Mormon students has been cleared of an anti-gay harassment accusation but told to institute some new policies. Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link on vpap.org.
 

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General Assembly 2015
7:42 am
Mon February 23, 2015

VaNews: General Assembly Stories

  Concerns about government surveillance have created an unlikely political alliance in Richmond. And the Virginia General Assembly has second thoughts about brass knuckles. 

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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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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