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 COVID-19 pandemic and changes in Virginia law are forcing local governments to change the way they normally prepare for a presidential election.

And with restrictions on gatherings, required public meetings are becoming difficult to manage.

Virginia Public Access Project

The COVID-19 outbreak is proving to be especially challenging for schools where internet service is spotty. And while many restaurants are laying off staff during there's at least one that's been hiring.

Virginia Public Access Project

The COVID-19 outbreak is disrupting elections at every level as governments and political parties adjust.

Virginia Public Access Project

People who live near the Appalachian Trail are finding it's not necessarily a place where you can still maintain social distancing.  And elementary school teachers and students in Augusta County have seen each other one last time although they won't be together again this school year.

Virginia Public Access Project

Supervisors in one county are testing the question of whether a locality can overrule the U-S Postal Service. And a Virginia town must choose between the quality of its mobile phone service and the welfare of two raven hatchlings.

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