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.


Support WFIT
3:09 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

170 Million Americans For Public Broadcasting

Log onto 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting and you'll find an incredibly interesting and interactive website.  You'll also learn that 170 Million Americans is a partnership of more than 250 public radio and television stations throughout the country, national organizations, producers and you - the millions of Americans we serve every day. WFIT is proud to be a part of the Public Broadcasting family.  

Read more
1:59 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Ras Michael Brings You Roots Rock Reggae Every Saturday Live At WFIT Studios

Ras Michael and son Berhan bring you Roots Rock Reggae every Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Positive progressive music, including Culture, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, and oh so many more....

Enjoy A Taste Of Jazz
12:56 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

Enjoy A Taste Of Jazz With Dave Fries On WFIT's Jazz Monday

WFIT host Dave Fries brings you A Taste Of Jazz every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  You'll enjoy contemporary jazz from today's young artists alongside the masters who helped to define jazz.  Dave lists gravelly voiced  U.S. disc-jockey Wolfman Jack as one of his early influences.

12:29 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

Jazz At The Panthereum Features Satellite High School Jazz Band

Today's weather is perfect for an afternoon enjoying Jazz at the Panthereum.  Bring your lawn chairs to the Panthereum on the Florida Tech campus today, March 18 and enjoy an afternoon of jazz with the Satellite High School Jazz Band.  The concert is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is free an open to the public. Jazz at the Panthereum concerts are sponsored by the City of Melbourne and WFIT, 89.5 FM.

Special Event
10:55 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Comes To Melbourne March 16

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning radio program Democracy Now! will speak at Florida Institute of Technology's Gleason Performing Arts Center Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. An Evening with Amy Goodman is co-hosted by WFIT and Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

Tickets available at the door for $20.