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.


3:48 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Space Coast Progressive Alliance Presents The Conflict In Iraq and Syria - America's Role

On Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m., The Space Coast Progressive Alliance presents The 'New' Conflict in Iraq & Syria; America’s Role.

The event takes place at the Front Street Civic Center, downtown Melbourne and includes three distinguished panelists with Q and A from the audience. Panelists include:

Hassan Shibly, Chief Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR  - Florida

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1:42 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Florida Native Plant Society Presents Conservation of Florida's Endangered Plants

The Conradina Chapter of  the Florida Native Plant Society presents Conservation of Florida's Endangered Plants at Bok Tower Gardens.

The event takes place Monday, November 10, 6 p.m. at Melbourne Fee Avenue Library. The speaker is Rare Plant Curator Glen Bupp, M.S. Ecology Florida Institute of Technology, B.S. Ecology Florida Institute of Technology. 

The Conradina chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society covers the southern region of Brevard County.

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4:43 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

The Marine Resources Council Hosts Rummage For The River, Nov. 14, 15

Who doesn't love an old-fashioned rummage sale?   

If you're like me, you won't want to miss the Marine Resources Council's Rummage for the River. The event takes place Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15 and a 3rd day has been added, Friday 21st 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Highway, Northeast Palm Bay. Friday's hours are noon until 7 p.m. You can shop from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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1:49 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Derek Gores Gallery Presents "American Beauty" Photo Exhibit by Casey DeCotis

The Derek Gores Gallery presents "American Beauty", a photo exhibition by Brevard's own Casey DeCotis. "American Beauty" opens Friday, October 24, 7 p.m. and runs through November 15. In this new exhibit, Mr. DeCotis turns his lens on the road machines of yesteryear with powerful, dreamy results.

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Station Announcement
5:05 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

WFIT's Fall 2013 Fund Drive Is Almost Here

WFIT’s Fall 2013 Fund Drive kicks off Friday, October 4th at 7 a.m. and runs through Sunday, October 13. As a National Public Radio station, WFIT is tasked with grass-roots fundraising for general program support. Membership support is the “Public” in Public Radio.

Your tax-deductible gift helps WFIT keep your favorite music, local and world news and event information on-the-air and on-line.

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