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.


2:19 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Youth Making Ripples Film Festival January 24th

Beneath the Waves proudly presents the 2nd annual Youth Making Ripples Film Festival on January 24th at Florida Tech's Gleason Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at 5pm to view Interactive Demos with Scientists.  Film viewing begins at 6pm.   Free to public but RSVPs are encouraged;  youthmakingripples@gmail.com or call 321 345-6605.   For more information

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Station Announcement
4:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Darlene Brandon

Darlene Brandon

It is with a very sad heart that I tell you that our good friend Darlene Brandon passed away on Sunday.
As many of you know she has had health issues for a long time but her positive attitude and happy demeanor made her a joy to be around.

Darlene has been an avid and faithful volunteer since 1995. Darlene worked as a receptionist at the front desk, answered phones during fund drives, represented the station at outreach events and was a valuable asset to the station. She will be greatly missed.
Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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7:45 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Haitian Community Christmas Party, December 20th

Celebrate the Season with the Haitian Community Christmas Party at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 5330 Babcock St Palm Bay.  This family friendly event begins at 7 pm on Saturday December 20th and will feature authentic Haitian music, food, and dance.  Everyone is invited to celebrate and help them raise funding for their Haitian outreach work in our community.  For tickets and more information 321 337-2736

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10:40 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Florida Wildlife Hospital Offers Adoption Opportunities for Those Who "Have Everything"

Adopt-an-Ambassador Program

Need a gift for that person who has everything? Adopt one or more of our Educational Ambassadors! Choose one of our five owls, a Kestrel, a Gopher Tortoise, a Box Turtle, or our Red Rat Snake and help provide food, training, housing and medical care. Adoptive parents will receive a photograph of their animal, certificate of adoption, a fact sheet about the species, and an email invitation to any public event where their ambassador will be appearing. Adoptions are for a one-year period; multi-year adoptions are also available.  More info

The Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Florida's wildlife in need. 

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10:27 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Dog Friendly Race Bayfront 5K9 Benefits Animals December 14th

Dog Friendly Race Invites you to move your “paws” to Save Homeless Pets and Fight Pet Obesity

Everyone knows that obesity in humans is a growing epidemic, but did you know this is a serious problem for our nation’s pet population as well? It is estimated that nearly 54% of pets are overweight or obese, causing them to lose up to 2 years on their natural lifespan. In 2010, Drs. Jen and Paul Sikoski, veterinarians of Palm Bay Animal Clinic, Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic, and Clearlake Animal Hospital, organized a unique event for dogs and their owners to get active and raise money to help homeless pets in the process. In the last 4 years, over $20,000 has been raised to benefit Brevard County Animal Shelters. Please join us again in pulling the community together for the 5th annual Bayfront 5“K9” Fun Run and Walk to be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8am. It will be an exciting opportunity for people to get out with their beloved pets, get some exercise, and raise money for the homeless pets of our community.

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