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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7:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

First Amendment Rights Celebrated at Florida Tech

The Florida Tech Crimson student newspaper will celebrate First Amendment rights on Wednesday, Feb. 26 on the Florida Tech campus.

Everyone is invited to the third annual free speech celebration at Florida Tech, hosted by the Crimson on Feb. 26.  At 9 a.m in the Hartley Room, hear a keynote speech by Alec Klein, director of Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project.

During lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., be a part of "Live Free or Eat Free," a student demonstration where you can get a free meal in exchange for your First Amendment Rights, located on the Crawford Green.

At 3:30 p.m., a First Amendment panel discussion with Klein, attorney Jack Kirschenbaum and Florida Today news director Mara Bellaby, moderated by Florida Tech pre-law instructor and attorney Michael Kahn.

All events are free and open to the public.

Podcasts
8:40 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Celebrate Mardis Gras in Cocoa Village

Cocoa Village Mardi Gras Saturday, February 22A true New Orlean's style Mardi Gras celebration featuring Zydeco, Jazz and Blues style entertainment, the CF News 13 parade of floats where spectators can catch hundreds of beads from over 30 floats, roaming entertainment and much more.  The Pat Travers Band will headline the entertainment Saturday.

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7:30 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Botanical Fest at Florida Tech, Saturday March 1

What better way to welcome spring than to refurbish yards and gardens? Just in time to do the job are a wide range of plant and accessory choices at Florida Institute of Technology's 9th annual Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale.  Featuring a wide selection of plants, ornamentals, fruit trees, flowers, tropicals and more.

March 1, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission!

The annual event will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, ornamental shrubs, bamboo and flowering plants. Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place throughout the day, and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Fest is located on Crawford Green. Signs on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.

For more information, please contact Donna Cassario at 321-674-6152 or botanicalfest@fit.edu.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Evening of Hope April 5th Benefits Scott Center

Join us for An Evening of Hope VI: Night of Wishes April 5, 2014 • 7-10 p.m
Rolex Raffle donated by Kempf's Jewelers.  Become a sponsor of our event and attend this 6th Anniversary Celebration.  More info

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is a not-for-profit health care clinic dedicated to applying research and high quality treatment and training to improve the function and quality of life of children with ASD and related disabilities in Central Florida.

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7:30 am
Mon February 17, 2014

MMB Presents Songs of the Silver Screen February 19th & 20th

A Night At The Movies - Municipal Band Concert - Free to Public!   Thrill to the magic of Tinsel Town. The characters and the music seem to leap off the screen. Hollywood always finds a way to put us under its spell. Let your imagination run wild as the band treats you to some of your all-time movie favorites. Our guest, Dr. Jaime Younkin, Assistant Professor and Head of the FIT Music Program will conduct Hollywood MilestonesMore Info

Date: Wednesday February 19th and Thursday February 20th
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Performing Group: Concert Band
Location: Melbourne Auditorium
Preshow: Florida Tech Music Ensemble, Doors open at 6:30 pm

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