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

 Florida Institute of Technology's International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Panther Plaza.  More information

  Tech Talk  February 10, 2017 8 pm featuring Dr. Cliff Bragdon will discuss transportation and mobility.

Our event committee is hard at work planning our 10th Annual Portraits of Possibilities event, "An Evening in Japan." We promise an elegant evening featuring live entertainment, silent and live auctions, gourmet food & beverage stations, and more! 

Portraits of Possibilities' sponsors have helped hundreds of children heal from painful pasts and create strong, stable families. Over the past nine years, the event has generated nearly $1 million! So we may further assist families in our community, the children need YOU to help raise even more! 

At our second Art of the Pitch event, the Groundswell team invites select, early stage startups to practice their pitch in front of Groundswell mentors, investors and serial entrepreneurs this February 7, 5PM at Open Mike's. Founders at all stages will present their 10-min pitch and receive moderated feedback from both Groundswell mentors and audience members. Happy hour & networking included as part of this free, public event.

https://www.meetup.com/StartupSpaceCoast...

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