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

A Virginia Indian tribe that's been without a cultural base for three centuries will soon have one.  And a small town on the Eastern Shore is wondering how to deal with a plaque that memorializes both World War One soldiers and segregation. 

Virginia Public Access Project

Many people know there was a slave uprising in Virginia in the early 19th Century. But fewer are aware of how close it came to ending slavery in the state.  And when localities try to regulate billboards, they sometimes find it's not quite as easy as they expected.

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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