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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7:45 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Summer Hoops-Basketball Camp!

June 15-19

Girls Basketball Elite Skills Camp

During this camp, players have the opportunity to practice basic fundamental skills, as well as learn more about strategy and various team offensive and defensive systems. Camp features award-winning coaches, 3-on-3 games, free camp T-shirts and individual evaluations.

Ages 11-18

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8:45 am
Wed April 29, 2015

FL Tech Alumni, Rear Admiral Jon White Visits Campus

Rear Admiral Jon White

 

 

Rear Adm. Jonathan White, a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology’s oceanographic technology program who now serves as the oceanographer for the U.S. Navy, visited the university Thursday, April 23, 2015 to give a public presentation, tour the campus and meet with top leadership, including members of the Board of Trustees.

 

White's topic: “The U.S. Navy and an Ever Changing Earth.”

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8:45 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Larsen Motorsports Teams With FL Tech to Provide Unique Student Opportunities

 Florida Institute of Technology has begun a powerful and unique affiliation with Larsen Motorsports that will bring the science and engineering of high-tech jet dragsters to the university’s students and highlight Florida Tech’s innovative commitment to STEM education in races across the country.

  

The 5,500-horse power Florida Tech-branded jet dragster, capable of achieving speeds of nearly 300 mph in a quarter-mile race, was unveiled in a ceremony on campus that drew faculty, staff and students and members of the general public.

 

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7:45 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Robotic Summer Camp

In this program, participants are going to be introduced to robots and their applications. The introduction to robotics camp will include: a demonstration of the robots in use in the Robotics and Spatial Systems Lab (RASSL), guided construction of a custom robot arm, and mentoring from RASSL members.  More info

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11:30 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Caring Hearts Ball Benefits Cancer Care Foundation


13th Annual Caring Hearts event May 2nd, 2015– tickets now on sale

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