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

The Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk is the largest 5k race in Brevard County. On September 12, 2015, come see what all the hype is about during the second race of the 2015 SCR Runner of the Year series.

Participants will receive beautiful Turtle Krawl tech shirts (guaranteed for first 3000 registrants) in addition to several other race day amenities. We award stunning sea turtle-shaped medals to Age Group Winners 5 places deep along with Masters, Grandmasters, Great-Grandmasters, the Top 10 Competitive Walkers and more! For a limited time only, we are offering optional Finisher Medals to those interested in purchasing them. Don't delay, Register for the Turtle Krawl today!!!

           Sea Turtle Preservation Society in the Beginning …

Dr. Anthony J. Catanese, President of FL Tech shares the latest news about recent developments at the University.  From Football to National and International rankings, FL Tech continues to soar.

Brevard's MRF is now open in West Cocoa.  So what is a MRF?  Wikipedia's definition of MRF; materials recovery facility, materials reclamation facility, materials recycling facility or Multi re-use facility (MRF - pronounced "murf") is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers.

The Florida Wildlife Hospital has a new Director on board!  Tracy Frampton took over the reins in June when former Director Sue Small retired.  Tracy has an impressive resume and has worked with animals in many different capacities and roles.   

Her future plans for the hospital include:

Expanding the volunteer program, Strengthening partnerships with other local organizations whose main goal is the welfare of animals, Increasing current funding sources, and Raising awareness about the hospital and the services it provides to the community.

Habitat Restoration & Water Quality
 

In addition to habitat restoration on public lands the Marine Resources Council offers invasive species removal from private property too.  These pepper busting folks can help you restore your shoreline helping repair the lagoon's natural ecosystem.

There are also opportunities for groups and organizations to get involved in these restoration projects.  It's a great team building experience that educates participants about our lagoon at the same time!  More info

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