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 the funding for design and development of a new 5,000 square foot facility which will house the new WFIT studios with groundbreaking scheduled for early 2011.

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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7:30 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The Haven Celebrates With Concours Del Sol October 26th

Concours del Sol will be held at the breathtaking Hacienda del Sol estate on Merritt Island on Sunday October 26th 2014. A Concours Event is a premier celebration of the automobile. It’s where the best of the car world congregate to share their historic tales and let car lovers appreciate their beauty. Concours del Sol will feature up to 20 vehicles chosen by our event Curators.  This is an opportunity for owners of exquisite vehicles to help the children of The Haven by sharing their prized possession to be admired for the beauty it is.  More info

Child abuse and neglect continue to be a serious problem in our county, state and country.  Children who come from abusive family situations often have special needs because of emotional, physical and developmental delays caused by the birth mother’s abuse of alcohol or drugs, the lack of proper nutrition and the lack of nurturing or loving by caring parents.

The Haven strives to meet the needs of neglected, abused and abandoned children in Brevard County and Central Florida by assuring the highest quality of care for the children and the programs continued success.

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Events
3:26 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Space Coast Sled Hockey Octoberfest, October 25

The Space Coast Hurricanes Sled Hockey program will host an Oktoberfest and Food Truck Event on Saturday, October 25 at Crispy's Beer and Wine Bar in Rockledge.  

Sled hockey is an adaptive form of hockey for anyone with a disability that prevents them from skating.Tickets are available at Crispy's (604 Barnes Boulevard, Rockledge) or from the Space Coast Hurricanes Sled Hockey program.  Please call 321-806-4119 for more information.

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Half Penny Sales Tax Will Help School Infrastructure

This story written by Written by Mackenzie Ryan FLORIDA TODAY
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Podcasts
7:35 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Recycling Makes $ense

Brevard County's Solid Waste Management Department recycles so much more than just cans, bottles and cardboard. 

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10:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Florida Native Plant Tour Saturday October 11

Mission: Promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida

Learn more about natural landscapes at the native plant tour Saturday October 11th from 10am  to 4 pm. 

This garden tour presented by the Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society lets you visit five yards with predominantly native Florida plants in their landscaping.  Talk to the homeowners and Conradina Chapter FNPS volunteers about selecting and caring for native plants.  Information will be shared about watering, fertilizer and pesticide usage.  The yards of this tour contain at least 75% or more of Florida native plants.  In many cases, the homeowners made a gradual change from non-natives to Florida natives.  Every yard has plenty of stories and visitors - like the frequent visits by birds and butterflies.

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