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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Interview
12:56 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Follies On Coastal Connection

In this edition of Coastal Connection hear about the new play The Follies by writer Stephen Sondheim. Some highlights include:

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Interview
12:56 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

SNAP Training On Coastal Connections

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Colleen Middlebrooks, Director of Community Relations at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, and Terry Tomaka, a family liaison, about the upcoming five-part series to understanding the “individualized education program” for autistic children and their families. 

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Interview
1:55 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

ScrubJay 5k On Coastal Connection

In this edition of Coastal Connection hear about the ScrubJay 5K – 5k run-walk and USAT Duathlon - to benefit Promise in Brevard, January 27th in conjunction with the Birding and Wildlife Festival. Highlights of the interview follow:

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Coastal Connection
10:32 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Friends For Animals Sanctuary

Katherine Johnson, VP and Treasurer of Friends for Animals Sanctuary speaks with host, Terri Wright, on this edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection.

Coastal Connection
10:28 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Evening of Hope

In this edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection we hear from Colleen Middlebrooks, Director of Community Relations for Scott Center for Autism, about the Evening of Hope and Rolex Raffle.

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