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

The cash-strapped City of Petersburg will have a Christmas parade this year, but it was a very close call, and within a few years commuters and tourists may be riding a gondola  from Arlington County to hard-to-reach Georgetown in D.C. 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

Lexington's traditional Lee-Jackson Day Parade in January will be very different from what the city is accustomed to seeing, and  a Virginia Sheriff is being criticized for organizing a seminar that some say will be unfairly critical of Muslims. 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

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.

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