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.


Station Announcement
5:41 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Live Sound Waves Session With Current Swell

Current Swell, a Canadian indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia will join Todd Kennedy for a live in-studio session during Sound Waves on Tuesday, March 5. The band has been described as being  in the foreground of the "new roots" music front pushing out of Canada's west coast. And pushing out they are! Current Swell is generously making some time for WFIT in the midst of a USA/Australia/United Kingdom and European Tour. 

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7:23 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Celebrate The Beauty Of Spring At Florida Tech's Botanical Fest

Florida Tech's 8th Annual Botanical Fest is the perfect opportunity to greet spring. Not everyone is interested in gardening, but few among us are immune to the human love affair with life that springtime induces. Being outdoors in springtime feels good and the vibrant loveliness of nature opens our eyes to beauty. For many, including myself, spring inspires a higher level of appreciation not just for beauty in nature, but  also for poetry, song, love and laughter.

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6:02 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

It's International Festival Time At Florida Tech

On Saturday, February 23rd from noon to 5 p.m., the 7th Annual International Festival will transform Panther Plaza on the Florida Tech campus. This vibrant cultural extravaganza is my personal favorite among the numerous unique events held on campus throughout the year.

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5:39 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

The Barrier Island Center Offers Amazing Array Of Environmental Adventures

There are a multitude of ongoing exciting events and programs at the Barrier Island Sanctuary Management and Education Center, less formally known as the Barrier Island Center. The Center is located at 8385 South Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach - right in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge was established by Congress in 1989 to protect sea turtles now threatened with extinction throughout the world.

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5:45 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And His Legacy Of Service

As most Americans know, Monday, January 21 is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that celebrates Dr. King's life and work. The holiday is observed every third Monday in January. I was recently reminded that although the holiday was signed into law in 1983, the day took on an even deeper meaning eleven years later. In 1994 Congress named Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national day of service.  Since then, many Americans  celebrate the day through some kind of community volunteerism and/or public service.

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