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.


4:09 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Marriage Equality Has Come to Florida - Brevard Celebrates

Marriage Equality has come to Florida. On January 6, 2015, Florida became the thirty-sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage in all 67 counties.       

Several Brevard County organizations have been working steadfastly for years to bring about this legislation and they're in the mood to celebrate!

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4:58 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

OverCriminalized Comes to Front Streeet Civic Center, Feb. 5

On Thursday, February 5, at 6:30 pm, The Space Coast Progressive Alliance presents “Over Criminalized” at downtown Melbourne’s Front Street Civic Center.                 

Over Criminalized features three short videos by Brave New Films. Three panelists from the Brevard community will speak. Panelists include:

John Farrell
Executive Director, Daily Bread

Tanya Johnson
Brevard County Mental Health Court Program Manager,  Circles of Care

Sheriff Wayne Ivey
Brevard Sheriff's Office

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2:56 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

New York Times Bestselling Author, Tim Dorsey Comes to Cocoa Beach Library

Florida mystery writer and New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey will appear at the Cocoa Beach Public Library on Wednesday, February 4 at 2 p.m.   

Dorsey will introduce his new novel, Shark Skin Suite….a classic tale of mayhem and hilarity. 

Dorsey is the bestselling author of Florida Roadkill, Orange Crush, Atomic Lobster, and many other Florida novels featuring his popular duo, Serge Storms and Coleman. Every Tim Dorsey novel delivers Florida noir writing at its best.

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2:18 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Feb. 6

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invites you to their Fortieth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, February 6.  The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a champagne toast to the gallery at 7 p.m.  

Past and present artists will be honored with a video presentation of paintings and photos taken during the gallery's history which began with its 1975 opening.

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5:35 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Public Service Announcement - Affordable Care Act Awareness Day, Jan. 21

The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast and Brevard Health Alliance are holding an Affordable Care Act Awareness Day on Wednesday, January 21.       

Learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Florida "coverage gap".    

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