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 April 21, 2015

Computer Camps Give Kids an Edge

Computer Science Summer Camp More info

Interested in learning how to program in high demand languages like Java, C++, and C#? Would you rather learn by making movies and video games? Are you tired of rhetorical questions with obvious answers?

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7:45 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Clownfish & Seahorses-Aquaculture Camp Is 4 U!

Located 35 miles south of Florida Tech’s Melbourne campus, the Vero Beach Marine Laboratory is offering five days of fun, hands-on learning activities built around seahorses, clownfish, corals, and much more! 

Campers will enter the world of Florida Tech’s aquaculture and conservation biology professionals and leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine conservation The camp is open to all students entering 6th through 8th grade.

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7:45 am
Fri April 17, 2015

YOLO: Young Outstanding Leadership Obstacle Course

Summer Camps Rock!  Leadership is one of the most overlooked skills and transcends almost everything we do in life. Join us for a youth leadership camp that incorporates a combination of classroom training and active learning at the Florida Tech Challenge Course. Students will learn the attributes of a leader, team leading procedures, leadership styles and problem solving, along with other tools that make a well-rounded and effective leader.

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3:47 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Baby Shower to Benefit FL Wildlife Hospital May 2nd

The Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Florida's wildlife in need.  Find out more 

 

Florida Wildlife Hospital Wish List

paper towels

bleach (unscented)

rubber gloves for dish washing

vinyl exam gloves – medium & large

bird seed - regular mixed seed variety

sunflower seed

distilled water

unflavored Pedialyte (or generic equivalent)

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7:45 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Marine & Environmental Science Camp July 20-24

Marine & Environmental Science Summer Camp.  July 20- 24, 2015.  Registration info

Camp runs from Monday through Friday,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Overnight campers can arrive on Sunday July 19 and depart Saturday July 25.

Check out the sample itinerary on our website. Overnight campers will also be involved in nightly educational and fun activities.

All campers will receive a bag lunch.  Breakfast, dinner, and snacks are provided for overnight campers, as are linens.  

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