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
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.

Podcasts
3:57 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

25th Fall Fundraiser For Melbourne Center For Personal Growth Operated By AMIkids

In this edition of Coastal Connection, Nichole Barnes, director of case management and fall fundraising coordinator at The Melbourne Center for Personal Growth, operated by AMIkids-Space Coast, talks about their 25th Fall Fundraiser. The event takes place on Nov. 3 at the Viera Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

Podcasts
2:08 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

The Havenly Affair 2013 - Vroom!

In this episode of Coastal Connection, Carol Colombo and Mary Dru Bowman of The Haven for Children introduce Vroom! - The Havenly Affair 2013. The charity event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 and will feature selections of a never-before-seen private collection of Ferraris and Aston-Martin, ranging from vintage race cars to modern supercars.

The event will benefit The Haven for Children, a charity that strives to meet the needs of neglected, abused and abandoned children in Brevard County and East Central Florida by assuring the highest quality of care for the children and the program’s continued success.

Station Announcement
7:00 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Thank You For Supporting WFIT!

Kudos, thanks and accolades to everyone who partnered with us by making a gift during the fall campaign!  Your investment in WFIT improves the quality of life in our community and keeps public radio accountable to you. Thanks too to all of the phone volunteers and businesses who donated thank you gifts. A big shout out to all of the show hosts who put in extra hours. 

 

WFIT’s great programming is made possible because of listener support!

 

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WFIT Features
9:38 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Residents Gather To Show Support For A Lagoon In Crisis


Thousands of concerned citizens gathered this past Saturday to show their support for the Indian River Lagoon. Since January of this year, hundreds of manatees, dolphins and brown pelicans have died. Experts don’t know the exact cause of the die off but suspect it is a combination of numerous factors including but not limited to; fertilizer runoff, septic tanks, algae blooms, climate change and more.

 

People gathered at eight different locations all along the Indian River Lagoon, which runs 156 miles and through 6 counties on the east coast of Florida. The event was part of the National Estuaries day celebration. Hands Across the Lagoon was organized to call attention to the toxic waters and declining state of our lagoon and to ask local leaders to make the health of the lagoon a top priority.

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