WFIT

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

In this very special edition of Coastal Connection we are joined by Amy Goodman, award-winning independent journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, and Cammie Donaldson of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

As WFIT listeners have most likely heard, Amy Goodman will be in Melbourne for a speaking event this coming Friday, March 16, right here on the Florida Tech campus.

Find out how Philip Gravinese & Stephanie Kronstadt, graduate students working with FL Tech’s Instep program, are teaching science with hands on experience to Brevard County Middle School students.

Fiddler on the Roof brings to life the story of a father and his efforts to maintain his family and traditions, despite the outside world's infringement.  This timeless classic is coming to downtown Melbourne's own Henegar Center, March 9 through April 1.

On this edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection, director Joan Taddie, talks about this fabulous musical experience, which features a live orchestra and fiddler. Lead actor, Bruce Goldman, also joins the conversation about the role  he fell in love with.

Shaken Not Stirred

Feb 17, 2012

Heather Evertt, co-founder of EGAD! Art Lab, and John Sluder, artist in residence, talk about the exhibition and opening event of Shaken Not Stirred. On WFIT's Coastal Connection.

Steingraeber Pianos

Feb 15, 2012

Robert Shearer, Associate Professor of Humanities at Florida Tech speaks with Udo Steingraeber, 6th generation owner of Steingraeber Piano Manufacturers, on this edition of Coastal Connection.

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