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.

 

Some Northern Virginia dogs have gone on record – sort of – with their opinions about politicians in their neighborhoods....and the city Norfolk is looking to turn the problem of rising sea levels into an economic development opportunity. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

Virginia Beach schools are facing a growing debt because of student lunches that are served but not paid for...and a Northern Virginia woman believes a specialty license plate approved and issued by the state should be recalled.  

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

There's controversy in Fairfax over cars being ticketed for expired inspection stickers while waiting to be inspected...and some Virginia community college students have found a way around the high cost of textbooks.

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

Organizers and shoppers at one of Virginia's biggest gun shows make their feelings known in the wake of a mass shooting in Oregon....and a new sport looking for room to grow is meeting some resistance from a more established one in Virginia. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link at vpap.org.

Amherst County supervisors have some decisions to make about allowing gunfire in residential neighborhoods...and a futuristic solution is being offered to ease highway congestion in traffic-choked Arlington. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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