Rose Mantle

Public Service Announcement Director, Community Outreach

After serving as a volunteer, Rose Mantle joined the staff of WFIT in 2007.  As Public Service Announcement Director, Rose writes copy for the hundreds of announcement requests WFIT receives from the Space Coast and Treasure Coast communities.  She also serves as community outreach coordinator and intern supervisor, contributes to WFIT's website and social media, and writes the Brevard County Community Cultural Grant for the station. 

Before moving to Melbourne Beach from Sonoma, California, Rose worked in advertising and communications, first as an account executive for the Sonoma Index-Tribune, a venerable local newspaper, and at ValPak Direct Marketing where Rose expanded her love of language and honed the skills necessary for her many duties at WFIT.

Rose attended Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, California and earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Sonoma State University in 1976.

WFIT is an integral and rewarding part of Rose’s life in Florida.  She is deeply proud of her position with this National Public Radio affiliate.  Rose takes great pleasure in assisting non-profit organizations promote their philanthropic and cultural missions.  Most rewarding is working alongside the tight knit and creative community of the WFIT staff and volunteers.

When not busy with her duties at the station, Rose enjoys music, reading, gardening, exercise, and playing the piano.  She travels with her husband to California twice a year to spend time with lifelong friends and family.


3:52 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Supply Zone for Teachers Holds 1st Annual Fundraiser, April 16

Supply Zone for Teachers, a service of the Brevard Schools Foundation, is holding its first annual fundraiser, Sunset, Moonlight & Music. The event takes place Thursday, April 16, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. at an elegant oceanfront estate. 

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2:12 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Poetry Contest to Benefit Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center

Do you have poetry in your soul? University of Central Florida’s Cornerstone Team, Rays of Hope announces a poetry contest to benefit domestic violence awareness and the Serene Harbor facility in Brevard County, FL.  Entries are being accepted now through Friday, April 10.

Unleash your creativity and send in your poem!

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2:05 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Space Coast Progressive Alliance Presents Florida Water and Lagoon Update

Space Coast Progressive Alliances 1st Thursday programs are free and open to the public. Super programs, super people. Come and bring a friend!

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance invites you to attend their Florida Waters and Indian River Lagoon Update on Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at Front Street Civic Center, downtown Melbourne.

Speakers include Dr. John Trefry, PHD, Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director, Marine Resources Council and environmental activist, Vince Lamb.

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5:34 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Space Coast Progressive Alliance Hosts Women's Progress Night, March 5

March is National Women's History Month. The public is invited to Women's Progress Night, a 1st Thursday program hosted by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance.   

The event takes place at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 5 at the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, Melbourne FL 32901.

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5:06 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Eau Gallie Arts District's First Friday Events Feature International Flair, Feb. 6

Eau Gallie Arts District’s First Friday events just keep on getting more outrageously creative and amazing! Here’s a sampling of  what’s happening Friday, February 6 from 5:30-8:30 pm.    

Dr. Sketchy's Melbourne welcomes Ms. Mikhaila Pearsovna's dance interpretations to the Derek Gores Gallery. Live drawing event from 8- 10 p.m. Bring your own art supplies and prepare to get sketchy.

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