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
7:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Creative Writing Institute

Florida Tech presents the Creative Writing Institute, March 16-20.

Dr. Debbie Lelekis and Dr. Melissa Crofton discuss the upcoming Creative Writing Institute

Calling all aspiring authors! The Creative Writing Institute announces the new 2014 institute.

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Events
12:34 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Taste of Jazz features Live Music Monday December 23

Tune in for a live jazz jam on Monday December 23rd at 7pm.

As a special holiday treat show host, Dave Fries will present a live set on A Taste of Jazz featuring five outstanding local musicians. The quartet will consist of the twin tenor saxophones of Dan & Dexter Wilborn with an all-star rhythm section featuring Matt Heister on guitar, the superb Acoustic Bass of Ron Pirtle anchored by the versatile Nick Chirico on drums.

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Podcasts
11:53 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Roll Back to the 70's 5K

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project hosts a Roll Back to the 70's 5 K January 11, 2014.

Race Director David Ryan talks about the upcoming race

Take a blast from the past in a 70's themed 5K Saturday January 11th on the Florida Tech Campus.  All proceeds benefit The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project. 

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Support WFIT
11:08 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Tax Deductible Year End Gift

As 2013 comes to an end we look back and reflect on all of our blessings.   

Just over one year ago we moved into our brand new studios.  In 2013 we began our partnership with Florida Today in bringing you local news coverage.  In the past year WFIT became a member of FPREN, the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network which provides vital information in the case of natural disaster or emergency situations.

All of these great improvements have been made possible in part by listener contributions.  Help WFIT remain a viable source of information, education and entertainment by making your tax deductible year end gift now.

We are looking forward to all of the great things WE will be able to accomplish together in 2014.  

Make your tax deductible gift here

Gift memberships, day sponsorships, T-shirts, hoodies and more are also available. 

Contact Barbara Bingnear for details: bingnear@fit.edu or 321-674-8140. 

Station Announcement
12:39 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Your Tax Deductible Year End Gift Keeps WFIT Radioactive!

Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Your donation helps make WFIT's great programming possible.  Make your tax deductible gift here

WFIT members are a cut above!-They understand the need for a locally owned station that is accountable to its listeners and the community.  WFIT members also know that their support is vital to keeping this station strong and a viable source of information, entertainment and enlightenment.
 

Gift memberships, day sponsorships, T-shirts, hoodies and more are also available. 

Contact Barbara Bingnear for details: bingnear@fit.edu or 321-674-8140. 

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