Terri Wright

General Manager

Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998. 
As manager of Brevard County’s only locally owned and operated public radio station, she is responsible for directing all aspects of the station including: sales and underwriting, membership and development, operations, new media and broadcast engineering.

Terri’s responsibilities include managing WFIT’s $600,000+ annual budget raised through Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s grant, Florida Public Broadcasting/DOE’s grant and other corporate and foundation grants, as well as underwriting, membership donations, special events, and planned giving donations.

Terri also plays a key role in community outreach through interviews, public service announcements, partnerships with businesses and non-profits and station participation at special events.

She’s an authorized agent for National Public Radio and station representative for the Federal Communications Commission, ensuring compliance with rules and regulations. She’s also a member and representative of Florida Public Broadcasting.

In 2010 Terri secured funding through a Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) grant for design and construction of a new 5,000 square foot facility.  In October of 2012, the community enjoyed a Grand Opening Celebration of the new WFIT 89.5 FM Broadcast Center.

Terri  began her career at WFIT as a volunteer in 1992. She was hired as Director of Membership in 1993, designing and implementing a membership database and increasing membership income by 57%. 

As General Manager she was integral in an FCC approved power increase in 1999.  Through her direction and funding acquisition, WFIT was the first radio station in the county to secure, and install a digital transmitter in 2006.  WFIT received a Case Award of Excellence in 2009. As a recipient of an FCC construction permit and a CPB grant, WFIT will be installing a new antennae and transmitter in the coming months.

Before moving to Florida Terri managed and owned several businesses and taught SCUBA. Other interests include gardening, fitness,  kayaking, and reading. She received her B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Accounting in 1987 at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. She lives in Malabar with her husband and countless pets. Her 2 beautiful daughters live in the Orlando area.

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July 10-15

Marine Science and Coastal Engineering Camp

Each day the campers are involved in hands-on activities and field trips to help them learn about the many aspects of marine and environmental science. Activities may include: measuring water quality in the Indian River Lagoon, examining shoreline processes and beach erosion and studying the effects of pollution on the marine environment.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ages 10-18

  Breaking Down Walls: Panel Discussion
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This Breaking Down Walls event will focus on acquiring knowledge about different religions as well as facilitating dialogue between women who have different religious beliefs. The event will take place on Sunday May 21, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Groundswell Startups in Melbourne, Florida. 

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July 17-21

Computer Camp Alpha: Computing with Alice

Is your student interested in learning how to program in high-demand languages like Java, C++, and C#? Would they like to learn by making movies and video games? In this camp, students get to learn about programming by telling stories and making movies and games using the revolutionary Alice software.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts 

Flora & Fiber

May 20 - August 26, 2017

This exhibition, curated from the Center’s permanent collection, will explore the use and depiction of flowers and foliage in fiber art. From their ability to visually inspire iconography to their use as raw material for hand-weaving and dyeing, plants have a unique relationship to the creation and adornment of textiles across the globe.

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