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
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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Virginia Public Access Project
7:46 am
Mon January 12, 2015

VaNews: Composting Roadkill, Hookah Smoke Banned

Virginia is following the lead of several other states and looking to get some use out of roadkill...and smoking has been declared illegal inside a Blacksburg hookah lounge.  

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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The Bottom Line
5:19 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Buena Vista's Debt Dilemma Serves as a Lesson

A decision made a decade ago by the city of Buena Vista created a debt load that city leaders now call insurmountable. It's a situation that might well serve as an object lesson for other localities in Virginia. 

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