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

Protect Our Waters Fundraising   Awards PartyNovember 13 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Event NavigationAloha!

Aloha! Did you know that Aloha not only means hello and goodbye, it also means affection, peace, compassion and mercy? What better way to show your support of our treasured Indian River Lagoon than with Aloha.

November 10 - 13, 2016
Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

It is that time of the year, we are now seeking sponsors for our annual Palm Bay Rotary Holiday Meal Program. Individuals, companies or groups can sponsor. Help a family in need.  For only $45 you can provide a family with a complete holiday dinner.  For more information Gene Collins 321 727-9000.

 

SCPA First Thursday Event

Thursday, November 3rd, 6:30 p.m., at the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL.

Florida voters have more to decide on than just the candidates on November's election ballot.  On November 3rd, the Space Coast Progressive Alliance will host an in-depth, closer look at the proposed Amendment 1 ("Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice") to the Florida Constitution, and the County Referendum ("Save Our Indian River Lagoon 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Referendum") that will raise money and implement a critical lagoon clean-up plan.  Many people have questions on these two ballot items, and we will hear from two experts that can answer your questions.


Help Save Green Gables

Oct 27, 2016

November 5th Fall back in time in a 1920's Speakeasy.   This fun event will feature a plethora of events, food, drink, live music and more.  Proceeds to help with renovations of the property.  More info  

Now on the list of National Register of Historical Places, Green Gables is one of the eleven most endangered historic sites according to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

 


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