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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Podcasts
7:30 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Brevard Humane Society Hosts Kitty Cat Scamper Adoption Event

In celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the Central Brevard Humane Society will be hosting the Kitty Cat Scamper Adoption Event, from June 16th through 30th.

Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of Brevard Humane Society outlines the Kitty Cat Scamper.

This event will be held at their Merritt Island Adoption Center and the Humane Society in Cocoa. Both facilities are currently “bursting at the seams” with adult cats and kittens that are looking for new and loving homes.

There’s a delightful twist to this event – your new “furry friend” (cat or kitten) gets to pick their own adoption fee. That’s right! Your new companion will be selecting their own fee from the official Kitty Cat Scamper Game Board. There are many options for them to choose ($25, $35, $45, $55 or FREE). Prior to adoption, all cats and kittens are spayed or neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. Adoption fee does not include county tag or rabies vaccination.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Mindfulness, the Key to Happiness?

Yoga and Mindfulness, a free 4 week series begins July 12th at Downtown Yoga, Suntree.  More info

Jenna Buehler, writer and yoga instructor talks about the upcoming Mindfulness series.

When we think of ‘yoga’ in the west, we may think of increased strength and flexibility. In this program; however, is a fusion of mindfulness practices today and yoga as it was taught in India 1600 years ago. The old way has never been more relevant than in the Age of Information, where attention spans are at an all-time low and stress is at an all-time high. In the last decade, researchers have discovered that mindfulness and meditation practices are revolutionary methods when it comes to disease prevention and proactive health.

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WFIT Features
11:52 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Need a Forever Companion? Adopt Me!

Cassie, a one year old spayed domestic short hair cat. She is sweet, curious and has the most friendly personality. "Please take me home!"

ADOPT-A-CAT MONTH®

Brought to you in June by American Humane Association

Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

SCPA Provides Answers to Health Care Reform June 5

As part of their first Thursday programs, the Space Coast Progressive Alliance will host a Health Care Forum on Thursday June 5th at Front Street Civic Center 2205 Front Street Melbourne at 6:30 pm.  More Info

Dr. Dan Woodard, Board Certified Emergency Physician and Jo Shim, Medical Laboratory Scientist discuss the upcoming forum.

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Podcasts
9:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Indian River Lagoon Update Thursday May 29th Front Street Civic Center

There will be an Indian River Lagoon Update detailing the outcome of the recent American Assembly on Thursday May 29th at the Front Street Civic Center at 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm).  Featured Speaker will be Council, Wayne Mills, past Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which has been engaged in similar long term efforts in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the MRC will discuss the outcomes of last week's meeting of IRL stakeholders.   Learn more

Council, Wayne Mills, past Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the Marine Resources Council discuss the outcomes of the recent American Assembly and the upcoming Indian River Lagoon Update.

The event which is free and open to the public is sponsored by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance, the Marine Resource Council, Preserve Brevard and the Turtle Coast Sierra Club.

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