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.


4:23 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

It's Time For The Melbourne Art Festival

Melbourne Art Festival 2013 poster

Historic Downtown Melbourne will be host to the works of over 250 artists, craftsmen and entertainers from around the country when the 29th Annual Melbourne Art Festival arrives this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.

With it's long history in Melbourne, Florida  -29 years! -  it's hard to find anyone not already familiar with the phenomenal display of artistic talent and entertainment the festival brings to the Brevard community. 

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12:06 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

May Is National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month and if you visit, you'll find an astonishing array of water safety tips, rules, videos and posters.

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9:54 am
Sun March 31, 2013

To Write Love On Her Arms Hosts 5K Fundraiser

It seems that almost every non-profit organization with a worthy mission is hosting 5K Runs to help raise awareness about the important work they are doing. To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) wants to know what will you run for? A friend or family member? Fitness? Yourself?

TWLOHA's Mission Statement:

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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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