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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4:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

The Chandlery's Party with a Purpose Benefits the Children's Home Society December 4th

Thursday December 4th, The Chandlery in downtown Melbourne (911 E New Haven Ave) hosts a benefit for The Children's Home Society.  The event begins at 3 pm with a visit from Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for children in need and a mere $5 charge gets you dynamite food and drinks, an ugly sweater photo booth and lots of fun! 

The Children's Home Society Embraces Children Inspires Lives.  Their dream:  

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3:32 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Community Foundation for Brevard Helps You Leave a Legacy for the Community

Community Foundation for Brevard serves as a leader, catalyst and trusted resource for philanthropic individuals & organizations to expand, enhance and sustain Brevard’s quality of life.  In 2013, the Community Foundation for Brevard awarded more than $1.23 million in grants and scholarships to local programs and institutions. As of May 2014 the community foundation has awarded $158,528 to local programs and institutions this year.

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12:07 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

FL Tech Panther Football Comes to WFIT

Tune to WFIT on September 6th at 6:30 pm for Panther Football game coverage on your public radio station!   A live radio broadcast of the game will be available on the new Official Radio Partner of the Panthers, WFIT 89.5 FM, with Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott calling the game. The broadcast can also be heard online by clicking on the ‘Listen Live’ button in the top left hand corner at WFIT.org or through the free TuneIn Radio app.

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1:01 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Operation Kidsafe Offers Free Fingerprinting at Lexus of Melbourne

This Wednesday November 19th, Operation Kidsafe will offer a free bio document of your child's fingerprints and photo at Lexus of Melbourne.  The service will remain available for a year at Lexus.

 

Operation Kidsafe, uses the latest digital systems to capture fingerprints along with a full digital head and shoulder photograph. The above information is then printed on hard copy and given to the parent for emergency use. 

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7:30 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Hoot at the Park Benefits the Florida Wildlife Hospital, November 22nd

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Come enjoy a day of family fun to benefit the Florida Wildlife Hospital.  Hoot at the Park will be held at Wickham Park on November 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Meet the Florida Wildlife Hospital's Owls, bring your dogs for Lure chase fun, educational displays and crafts, bake sale, raffle, photos with Santa, local pet service vendors.  Kid friendly and free and open to all! more information

THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE HOSPITAL & SANCTUARY

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