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

Private war games in Hanover County have some neighbors upset. And the toll road industry in the Hampton Roads area is now bigger than some of the region's better known economic mainstays.

Virginia Public Access Project

Rental scooters provide a new transportation alternative but if riders get careless they could finish their trip in an ambulance.  And the University of Virginia is working to memorialize the contributions of enslaved people.

Virginia Public Access Project

Organic chicken farming and industrial chicken production have been polar opposites up until now. But a Virginia man is looking to change that.  And newly released numbers show how some Virginia communities have been inundated by opioids.

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Virginia students who might not be all that interested in traditional sports now have a chance to represent their high schools in a new kind of competition.  And a storm has taken down much of what remained of a “segregation wall."

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One of Virginia's oldest family-owned companies is being sold.  And another statue is causing a stir in Charlottesville.

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