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
Mon July 21, 2014

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Brevard

Congratulations Brevard!  We are now at 52%, exceeding the State's recycling goal of 50% by the end of 2014.  Learn more about recycling.

 

  

Hillary Arena, Recycling Coordinator with Brevard County Solid Waste Management talks about the benefits of recycling.

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7:30 am
Thu July 17, 2014

VRC Hosts Bass Challenge to Benefit Veterans-September 6th

September 6th, the Veterans Resource Committee will provide Veterans with a day of fishing and relaxation on the famous bass fishing Stick Marsh.   Find out more.

John Moser, Chairman of the Veterans Resource Committee gives details of the upcoming Bass fishing tournament.

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4:38 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Florida Tech Mastering Academic Research Massive Online Open Course

  Florida Tech is offering its first ever Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on the topic of mastering academic research. In this episode of Inside Florida Tech, Evans Library instruction librarian and course instructor Rose Petralia talks more about the course and the MOOC system.

Anyone can register for the course for free at the Canvas website. The course remains open until August 5.

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8:40 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Veterans Resource Committee Strives to Help Our Service Men and Women

The Veterans Resource Committee of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce is here to serve those who are active duty and all those who have honorably served in the United States armed services.   Find out more about the VRC.

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7:30 am
Thu July 3, 2014

The Scott Center Presents Behavior Boot Camp August 5th

Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment will present “Behavior Boot Camp: Basics on Managing Problematic Behavior in the Classroom,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5th.

The boot camp is appropriate for a range of education personnel, including administrators, behavior analysts, teachers in both special education and general education and para-professionals, but anyone is welcome to attend.

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