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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Government & Politics
6:29 am
Mon September 15, 2014

VaNews for 09.15.14

Keeping a campaign promise is costing Governor McAuliffe money...and a Virginia fifth-grader is challenging her school's limit on the use of lip balm. 

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
6:44 am
Mon September 8, 2014

VaNews for 09.08.14

A new elementary school in Northern Virginia could serve as a model for urban districts all over the state...and a county sheriff is defending the use of military style equipment by local police.  

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
12:12 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

VaNews for 09.01.14

A resort lake in Southwestern Virginia is having trouble holding its water....and a state delegate is claiming a constitutional right to a booth at his local county fair.

These have been among the most read stories this week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Virginia Public Access Project
4:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

VaNews for 8.25.14

Local officials in Appomattox County are contesting with one another to see who can take the most impressive pay cut...and Virginia Tech's new president found a surprising way to connect with incoming freshmen. 

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

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Government & Politics
6:01 am
Mon August 18, 2014

VaNews for 8.18.14

One Virginia locality has taken a step toward ending its prohibition of fortune telling while another will offer a second chance to dogs that kill chickens.  

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

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