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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6:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Turkey Trot 5K

 

 

Turkey Trot 5K Thanksgiving Day 7:30 am

Race Director Marlene White gives details about the race.

Race benefits the Space Coast Art Festival and the Cocoa Beach Cross Country and Track Teams.

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Perspective On The Death of A President

Reflections and Remembrances of John F. Kennedy and His Time

Robert Taylor, Associate Dean and Head of the School of Arts and Communications, Professor Gordon Patterson and Professor Mathew Ruane discuss upcoming lecture.

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Podcasts
7:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

FIT's Evans Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Federal Depository Library

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Evans Library is dedicated to making information from and about the federal government available and understandable to all citizens of Brevard County.

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Podcasts
10:46 am
Mon October 21, 2013

The Gifford Youth Orchestra's Annual Concert November 2nd

In this edition of Coastal Connection, board member Jim Parks and founder/artistic director Crystal Bujol of The Gifford Youth Orchestra talk about the organization's upcoming annual concert and 10th anniversary. The Gifford Youth Orchestra provides education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford and neighboring Indian River County Communities in an effort to break the cycle of poverty. The annual concert will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Vero Beach Emerson Center.

Podcasts
10:43 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Space Coast Early Intervention Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration

In this edition of Coastal Connection, executive director of Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Leslie Roth, introduces the center's anniversary celebration on Nov. 9 at the Hilton Rialto from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tim Wakefield will be on hand to draw the winning ticket for a 50/50 raffle with a guaranteed $10,000 cash giveaway and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Betsy Farmer, who founded the organization. The event will feature live music, games and giveaways and is free to the public.

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