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

    

The FL Space Coast Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby is offering a Climate Advocate Training workshop on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

The session is FREE and will teach citizens the nuts and bolts of building political will and affecting change in positive, constructive ways.

 Economic Impact on Working Men and WomenWritten by  1st Thursday, September 1st: Labor Day Panel/Economic Impact on Working Men and Women 

  Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001.  It also presents an opportunity to help our local community understand that drug overdose is a social issue and no-one is immune to drug harm.  The evening will include speaker Nancy Nordyke-Shelly Coordinator for Justice for All, affiliate of the STOP Mass Incarnation Network plus testimonials from individuals.   For more information 321 241-4107 

  FITS-STEM Scholarship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Florida Tech a grant to provide scholarship opportunities, termed as FITS-STEM (Florida Institute of Technology scholarships in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math) scholarships, to students who transfer from community or state colleges into the programs of civilchemical or ocean engineering

 Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are closed Saturday, Sunday, and on all major holidays. There are two shelters; South and North Animal Care Centers.    More information

 

South Shelter
Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday 11-6
Sunday 12-4

North Shelter
Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday 11-6
Sunday 12-4

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