Rose Mantle

Public Service Announcement Director, Membership Support

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 Membership Assistant and volunteer coordinator, writes grants for the station, represents WFIT at community events, and contributes to social media. 

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, mentoring high school students, exercise, and playing the piano.  She travels with her husband to California twice a year to spend time with lifelong friends and family.


3:15 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Earth Day 2013: Sustaining Our Precious Planet

When I received a Public Service Announcement request from the Space Coast Progressive Alliance for their "Sustaining Our Precious Planet" event to be held Thursday, April 4th, my mind wandered back to the origination of Earth Day.

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Panthereum Performance Series
3:00 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Enjoy The Brevard Busking Coalition Live With WFIT

Brevard Busking Coalition

If you're looking for a truly unique musical experience, you won't want to miss the Brevard Busking Coalition's performance at Florida Tech's Panthereum Ampitheatre on Sunday, March 24th from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

For those of you who may not know what "busking" is, here's a Wikipedia definition:

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2013 Spring Fund Drive
12:01 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Get In Style With WFIT

Stunning station intern, Tia Williams shows off the Blues T. This could be your gift for donating to WFIT's Spring Fund Drive.

Support your favorite public radio station and we’ll send you a super cool, original station gift. The WFIT black hoodie is a great choice for our unpredictable Florida weather. Perhaps you’d like a WFIT Blues T-shirt, or are ready to "Expand Your Horizons" in black with a blue burst of energy. Our staff designed vintage style mouse pad would make an artful addition to your desktop. These gift items are truly unique, and only available during the spring fund drive. They're going fast!

Call 321-674-8950 or donate securely online now!

8:21 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Melbourne Yacht Club Announces The Nautical Or Not Flea Market And Open House

The Nautical or Not Flea Market and Open House comes to Melbourne Yacht Club Saturday, March 16th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to shop for flea market treasures and check out the Melbourne boating scene. 

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5:22 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Science Lecture Explores Black Holes And Gravity Power

NASA's NuSTAR Catches Black Holes in Galaxy Web
Credit Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/DSS

Have you ever wanted to know more about Black Holes and Space Science in general? If you’re anything like me and are woefully ignorant about such topics, here’s an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and learn something new, mysterious and exciting.

The next Public Science Lecture Series presentation at Florida Tech will outline key properties of black holes and will answer the question “What are black holes and why do astronomers believe they exist?"

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