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.


6:19 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

Classic Albums Live Features Led Zeppelin IV At The King Center

Album cover art, Led Zeppelin IV.

Fans of the iconic British blues/rock band Led Zeppelin won't to miss the Friday, June 22 Classic Albums Live performance of Led Zeppelin IV at the King Center for Performing Arts. The King Center's Classic Albums Live series has proved to be immensely popular and runs through the summer.

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6:22 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Jazz Friday At The Foosaner Art Museum Features Matt Heister

Matt Heister, host of Freedom In The Groove, broadcast Mondays from 10 p.m. until midnight on WFIT, 89.5FM.

Jazz Friday at the Foosaner Art Museum features Matt Heister Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Matt is the popular host of Freedom in the Groove, broadcast Mondays from 10 p.m. till midnight on WFIT, 89.5 FM.
Jazz Friday coincides with the Foosaner Art Museum’s opening reception for Florida Artists From The Permanent Collection which runs June 1 – July 8. Enjoy live jazz with Matt Heister as you view the new exhibit. Matt will be joined by musicians Casey Dodd, Steven Frieder and Richard Dexler.

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5:51 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mark Your Calendar For The Melbourne Art Festival

The 28th Annual Melbourne Art Festival arrives in historic downtown Melbourne Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29. Over 250 juried artists from around the country display their work and compete for cash prizes.  Sixty thousand guests are expected. Admission and parking are free.

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spring fund drive
4:26 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

WFIT's 2012 Spring Fund Drive - April 13-23

Now's the time to show support for your Public Radio Station!  

Click here and you'll be taken to our secure on-line pledge portal.


Florida Tech's All Faculty Band
4:40 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Florida Tech's All-Faculty Band, TWITCHY Performs Jazz At The Panthereum

WFIT 89.5 FM and the city of Melbourne present Jazz at the Panthereum on Sunday, April 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. The free, handicapped accessible event will be held in Florida Tech’s outdoor Panthereum next to the Denius Student Center on Country Club Road.

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