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

Virginia Tech's incoming class has turned out to be a little more than the school bargained for. And a decision to end a federal jobs program in the Virginia coalfields is drawing strong opposition.

Virginia Public Access Project

A company starting up operations in Charlotte County has discovered it's not always easy to do good deeds. And the discussion about what constitutes a living wage - and who should be receiving one - has come to Lynchburg.

Virginia Public Access Project

Realization of the potential cost of climate change is hitting home in Hampton Roads.  And one of Virginia's prime vacation spots may soon stop reminding you that it's illegal to swear in public.

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Telecommunications towers keep people connected but often annoy those who live within sight of them. One Virginia community tries to deal with the issue.    And a huge flagpole east of Charlottesville has run afoul of a county ordinance, but can it be removed? 

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A Southside Virginia native who has made it big in baseball is taking his favorite piece of his hometown with him. And Danville residents seem to have mixed feelings about the possibility of a casino coming to town.

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