WFIT

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.

Ways to Connect

  Cycle Jam For The Kids and Family Fun FestOur fully supported, noncompetitive bike ride through scenic Brevard County is a great way to get your Ride On!  Held each spring, we offer riders a variety of distances including the Century+ (100+ miles), Metric Century (62 miles), Half Metric Century (31 miles),  and Family Fun Ride (10 miles).

 

GRIT Popup is powered by a tribe of creators in Space Coast, Florida. Our projects start with an in-depth interview and podcast and result in a full-sensory, popup dinner and show. Whether you are celebrating a local hero — a historic landmark or new product — we’re here to amplify your story.

How it works.

Each event is inspired by a local community member’s story of grit and success.  Their stories are curated through various mediums of artistic expression.

 

Tickets are available at the door.  More information

Someone that you know may be addicted to Heroin, Oxycontin, or any of the general family of drugs, that we call Opioids. This crisis cuts across all lines of class, race, and gender. Good people are dying every hour of every day in every community, large and small, and there are no simple solutions.

How did we get here? What can we do? There are tough questions that must be asked, and we have lined-up a fantastic panel of experts who will tell it like it is.

Pages