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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7:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

SCPA Provides Answers to Health Care Reform June 5

As part of their first Thursday programs, the Space Coast Progressive Alliance will host a Health Care Forum on Thursday June 5th at Front Street Civic Center 2205 Front Street Melbourne at 6:30 pm.  More Info

Dr. Dan Woodard, Board Certified Emergency Physician and Jo Shim, Medical Laboratory Scientist discuss the upcoming forum.

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9:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Indian River Lagoon Update Thursday May 29th Front Street Civic Center

There will be an Indian River Lagoon Update detailing the outcome of the recent American Assembly on Thursday May 29th at the Front Street Civic Center at 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm).  Featured Speaker will be Council, Wayne Mills, past Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which has been engaged in similar long term efforts in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the MRC will discuss the outcomes of last week's meeting of IRL stakeholders.   Learn more

Council, Wayne Mills, past Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the Marine Resources Council discuss the outcomes of the recent American Assembly and the upcoming Indian River Lagoon Update.

The event which is free and open to the public is sponsored by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance, the Marine Resource Council, Preserve Brevard and the Turtle Coast Sierra Club.

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7:30 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Camp Gaia Empowers Girls

Organized by the Women's Center in Brevard. Available to girls from 5th-8th grade. Campers will meet and interact daily with accomplished female role models living and working within the community.  More...

Camp Counselors, Kate Healey and Asia Ostovich talk about this year's camp activities.

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9:42 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Florida Tech Summer Camps Have Something For Everyone

Florida Tech offers a multitude of camps for boys and girls ages 3 to 18. From sports camps to academic camps to arts camps, beat the summer doldrums and keep your kids busy! More info available on Florida Tech's website.  

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9:40 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Lagoon Action Assembly-May 15th-17th

The Marine Resources Council (MRC) and the Florida Institute of Technology are coordinating an American Assembly on May 15–17, 2014 in Melbourne, FL to engage diverse stakeholders in identifying priority actions to restore the Indian River Lagoon. This assembly, titled the “Lagoon Action Assembly,” facilitates stakeholder delegates in two and a half days of problem solving.  Sponsorships are needed.  Find out more:

A diverse group of over 100 representatives from business, recreation, agriculture, infrastructure, elected leaders, economic and ecological experts plus many others will meet and discuss possible solutions for our dying Lagoon.

Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the Marine Resources Council discusses the upcoming assembly.

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