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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Coastal Connection
12:43 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Leukemia And Lymphoma Team In Training

In this interview, hear from Barry Birdwell, the coach for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training, about the informational meeting June 19 at Casbah Wines.

Coastal Connection
12:22 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Successful Professionals And The Law Seminar

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Brooke Goldfarb, adjunct professor at Florida Tech and the officer and director of Brevard Bar Foundation, as she speaks about the Successful Professionals and the Law Seminar on July 19th.

Coastal Connection
11:30 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Contra Dance At Trailer Haven

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Lyndall Soule and Janet Harazda, Cocoa Beach Contra Dance Committee members, on the upcoming Contra Dance at Trailer Haven Friday, May 17 with Perpetual Motion.

Coastal Connection
12:49 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Aces For Autism

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Colleen Middlebrooks, director of community relations at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, and  Bill Macom, head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Florida Tech as they speak about the Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic.

Coastal Connection
12:49 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Camp Gaia

In this interview hear about Camp Gaia, a day camp that focuses on empowering young girls, with camp director Patti Coleman and co-director Kate Healey.

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