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
2:16 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Hands Across The Lagoon

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear Ed Garland, spokesperson for St John’s River Water Management District, talk about the Hands Across the Lagoon event on September 28 at 9 a.m.

Podcasts
1:31 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Cultural Arts Showcase

In this episode of Coastal Connection, Christopher Confessore, music director and principal conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra talks about the inaugural fall Cultural Arts Showcase at the King Center for Performing Arts. From noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, local art groups will perform and offer information on classes, showcases and other events from the Brevard cultural scene. The Food Truck Bazaar will also be nearby to offer gourmet food and snacks.

Podcasts
3:07 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

September's Turtlekrawl 5k

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Mark Petrillo, Board Member of Sea Turtle Preservation Society and race director for Turtlekrawl 5K, September 14th at Nance Park in Indialantic.

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WFIT Features
2:38 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Dedicated Cat Lovers Strive To Reduce Feral Cat Population

Debbie Rich, former President of Space Coast Feline Network, with one of her 27 cats.

Understanding the complex and emotional issue of free-roaming and feral cats is essential to combating cat overpopulation.

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Podcasts
3:37 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Scott Center Autism Open House

In this edition of Coastal Connection, Colleen Middlebrooks, Community Relations Director Scott Center talks about the Autism Open House, Saturday August 24th, 10 a.m. to Noon.

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