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.

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8:45 am
Mon February 2, 2015

SCPA 1st Thursday Sheds Light on OverCriminalized Practices

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts a 1st Thursday event that will highlight today's over criminalization of the homeless and those suffering substance abuse and mental illness. 

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7:45 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Black History Calendar Available at Libraries

The Nguzo Saba Committee has put together a comprehensive Calendar of events celebrating Black History month.  The calendar not only includes events, locations and contacts, there are also historical facts and simple action items like "Hug an Elder" or "Wear African Attire". Find out more about the calendar and the Nguzo Saba Committee .  The calendars are available at local libraries and in Ebony News Today.

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3:40 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Got a Great Idea? Jaycon Offers a "Pitch" Event on February 27th

Looking to take your brainstorm from the drawing table to reality?  Jaycon Systems is hosting a ribbon cutting and Pitch Event on February 27th at 6pm at 801 E Hibiscus Unit B Melbourne.  The pitch portion gives you an opportunity to give a minute long synopsis of your idea to other like minded inventors, entrepreneurs and geeks!  Learn more

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3:13 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Valentines for Your Sweetheart? Adopt a Raptor from the Florida Wildlife Hospital

Cory, a barn owl, has a heart shaped face and is a popular Valentine adoptee.

The Florida Wildlife Hospital treats over 5,000 native animals each year.  Their dedicated staff, often working with limited resources work wonders in treating and rehabilitating birds, turtles, squirrels and so much more.  Their Ambassador animals educate the public and their volunteers give hundreds of hours to helping these sick and injured animals. 

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10:35 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Cuba Gallery Presents "Castro Era Art...Before the Thaw"

The Cuba Gallery of Fine Art presents a pop-up art exhibition"Castro Era Art...Before the Thaw" February 5th through the 8th at 1420 Highland Ave in the EGAD Arts District.  Over 100 original paintings, drawings, serigraphs and etchings will be on display for sale.  The show will run for four days only from 1pm until 6 pm.

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