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

According to Tracy Frampton, Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Hospital, it takes an estimated $2,300 to raise an otter from infancy to an age where they have a chance of surviving when released into the wild.  Video of babies.

The Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary is open 365 days a year to admit wildlife patients. They treat species that are of special concern, including the sandhill crane, the gopher tortoise, and the osprey.

 

  Are you looking for a new addition to your family? A pet would make a wonderful one. The Humane Society has a variety of cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, birds, rabbits, ferrets and other small animals that are looking for new "forever" homes with loving and caring individuals and/or families.  More

 

  

 

Does your dog love to travel with you? You and your family wear seat belts when riding in the car. Does your pet? If you have not considered it, here are seven important reasons why your dog should wear a pet car harness:

1. DISTRACTIONS - Your pet won’t be able to distract the person driving. Distractions can be very dangerous to the driver. Some dogs are naturally well-behaved in the vehicle but many have to be trained car-riding decorum. Why not train them in the dog seat belt instead?

2. SLAMMING ON BRAKES - Sudden unexpected stops won’t cause your pet to fly forward into the dash, the back seat, or onto the floor. Dog’s noses are very sensitive. Hitting their nose on the dash or back of the seat can be a very painful experience. Getthng thrown onto the floor can break limbs.

'Lifelong learning' (Colloquialism) is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Florida Tech offers a multitude of Lifelong Learning opportunities for students and the community.  From the Museums to Lectures, Sports and Music Florida Tech has something for everyone.

"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The 3rd Annual Youth Making Ripples Film Festival will be held at Fl Tech's Gleason Performing Arts Center on January 22nd, 2016.  Doors open at 5:15 pm and admission in Free.  Seating is limited RSVP to: youthmakingripples@gmail.com more information

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