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 Port of Virginia says many of the containers it's shipping out are empty. That's not a good sign for the U-S balance of trade. And Pulaski County leaders say one person is using the Freedom of Information Act to tie up months of staff time.

Virginia Public Access Project

Rental property owners are bringing 21st-Century technology into the battle against dog poop. And we take a look back at the time the Virginia State Lottery was at the center of an intercontinental controversy.

Virginia Public Access Project

Two Virginia counties now know exactly where one of them ends and the other begins, something that hasn't been clear for almost 200 years. And elementary school students in another county are getting a chance to make better use of their time on the bus.

Virginia Public Access Project

Two more coal burning power plants have gone offline in Virginia as producers move toward other fuels. And passenger rail service is growing in the state thanks largely to public investment in private companies.

Virginia Public Access Project

There are two places in Virginia dealing with invasive outsiders this winter.  One is being inundated by bears while legions of real estate speculators have come to the other.

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