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
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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Podcasts
1:43 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

FL Tech's Beneath The Waves Film Fest

Philip Gravinese, Biology PH.D student at FL Tech, and Dr. Lauren Toth Research Scientist at Biology Department of Fl Tech, on the upcoming, free and open to the public Beneath the Waves Film Festival to be held on the FL Tech Campus October 10th and 11th at Gleason Auditorium from 6 - 9 p.m. Pre-screening Science Activities and Experiments, and Q&A following the screening. The 11th is geared to Middle and High School students who are encouraged to enter the Beneath the Waves Youth Making Ripples Competition.

WFIT Features
4:18 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Citizen Science For A Troubled Indian River Lagoon

Citizen Scientist Tom Samm tests water from the Indian River.

Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director Marine Resources Council (MRC) and Tom Saam, Member of Board of Directors of MRC and water quality tester, on the current conditions in the Indian River Lagoon Estuary.

The Indian River Lagoon provides livelihood and recreation for thousands along the East Coast of Florida. Recent die offs of marine mammals have caused concern for experts and identifying the issues affecting the Lagoon have proven to be difficult. As with any ecosystem with a multitude of interactions between the species, the cause and effect are complex and interconnected.

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Podcasts
4:02 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Operation Hope

Jesse and Jan Zermeno, founders of Operation Hope, talk about their school supply drive and upcoming party on Aug 10th.

Podcasts
3:51 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Cuba For Art Lovers

The Foosaner Museum is offering Fine & Performing Art Tours in Cuba. Hear more from Marjorie Pravden Owner and Manager of CUBA! GALLERY OF FINE ART.



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