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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4:16 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

SCPA Hosts Florida Waters & Lagoon Update April 2nd

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance presents their 1st Thursday event on April 2nd at 6:30 pm.  This month the topic will be Florida Waters including a Lagoon Update. 

LOCATION: 
Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, downtown Melbourne FL 32901
Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
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PROGRAM: Florida Water + Lagoon UPDATE

Speakers include:

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7:30 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Hike or Bike the Coast to Coast Connector Trail

A rare opportunity to hike or cycle what will become a key segment of the Coast to Coast Connector in

Brevard. The approximately seven-mile stretch, when complete in early 2017, will become part of the future East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail and, eventually, be part of a paved trail linking the Gulf Coast with the Atlantic Ocean.

Availability is limited and pre-registration is required.

There are two Saturdays to choose from — April 4 and May 2.

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4:11 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

French Film Festival Returns to Brevard April 3-17

French Film Festival | April 3 - April 17, 2015 | Foosaner Art Museum

Visit the festival's website for more information: http://411.fit.edu/filmfest

The 3rd Annual French Film Festival at the Foosaner Art Museum, FL Institute of Technology, brings a rich array of French-language cinema and cultural to Eau Gallie. ALL FILMS ARE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

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11:29 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Plait and Oluseyi to Talk Astronomy and More

 

 Florida Tech’s ongoing Public Science Lecture Series, will feature a discussion between Hakeem Oluseyi and Phil Plait.

Free Event Starts at 8 p.m. February 26th at FIT’s Gleason Auditorium

 

  

 

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7:45 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Brevard Uncorked Benefits Brevard Pals

PALS Brevard, providing autism links and support, hosts the 4th annual wine tasting event to benefit autism awareness, will be held on March 6th at the Lansing Island Clubhouse.  The event will feature a superb wine tasting experience with hors d'oeuvres, exciting raffle items and a 50/50 cash raffle.  For sponsorship and ticket information 321 768-6800.   All funds raised by events hosted by Brevard PALS remain in Brevard County to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and the professionals that assist them.

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