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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7:45 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Fun & Educational-Social Media Main Topic at Library Summer Camp

Library Summer Camp What We Know: Understanding Media and Its Influence

Every day, information comes to us from lots of places – the Internet, magazines and newspapers, TV and radio, billboards, and other media. Whether we realize it or not, all of the information that we absorb affects what we believe about ourselves, the world, and our place in society.

In this camp, students will look behind the face of media information to understand its influence on what we ultimately believe, and create original media information for a variety of purposes.

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7:45 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Summer Camp for Future Entrepreneurs

Youth Summer Entrepreneur Camp

The WBC and Junior Achievement host a week-long camp for middle and high school students wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship. Local small business owners and professionals are invited to speak and share their experiences. The students learn to recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs, evaluate an entrepreneurial idea based on a product or service, interact and network with successful, young entrepreneurs and enjoy themselves while developing skill sets that will help them throughout their future business careers.

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2:13 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Make Sure Your Hurricane Plans Include Your Pet

Garfield, a DLH neutered male is looking for his forever home.

Disaster Preparedness

The Brevard Humane Society wants all pet owners to be prepared for emergencies. This means simply following (3) basic steps:

• Be Prepared
• Have a Plan
• Stay Informed

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7:45 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Budding Artists Bloom at Foosaner Summer Art Camps

Pop Art is the theme for this year's Summer Art Camps at the Foosaner Art Museum.  From Pre-k through 9th grade there is something for everyone.  Half day and full day camp options are available and scholarships are offered.  Sign up or find out more information.

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8:45 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Voter Rights Restoration Discussed May 14th

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance's  2nd THURSDAY / Note: program moved to 2nd Thursday in May and July 2015)


6:30pm Thurs. May 14, 2015


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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