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 Town of Indialantic is excited to present the eighth annual Witch Way 5k. The 2015 event will feature an even bigger after party and great race tees.

The race starts and ends at Nance Park by the boardwalk, and the party takes place at the Indialantic Shopping Center.   Everyone will finish in daylight and kids will have more time for trick-or-treating at the party.

THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE HOSPITAL & SANCTUARY is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to Florida's wildlife in need. Our mission is to aid sick, injured and orphaned native Florida wildlife and migratory birds, and to return them to the ecosystem. Florida Wildlife Hospital is open to admit patients 365 days a year; we treat nearly 5,000 patients each year.

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Thursday October 1st from 4 pm to 9 pm, The Chandlery will host a Party With A Purpose at their new location 909 New Haven Ave in downtown Melbourne.  This month's event will raise funds for the Special Olympics.  There will be food, libations, costumes, a photo booth raffles and loads of fun. 

The Chandlery has been serving the greater Melbourne Florida area with specialty candles and gifts since 1994. Started in October 1994 the shop quickly outgrew its Strawbridge Ave. location and relocated to it’s present location at 911 East  New Haven avenue in downtown Melbourne.

The inspiration of a new season and the honor of serving our community rings strong through each of our productions and brings a thrilling theatrical experience whether you are onstage performing, in the audience viewing, our part of the "behind the scenes" support, THIS is the YEAR of celebration for our theatre!  "Broadway on Brevard", "Stars of Tomorrow" and our "Broadway Bonus" productions feature local volunteer performers and we encourage you to join us by auditioning.  We will train you and help build your performing skills.

OCTOBER 17, 2015 @ Melbourne Central Catholic High School 

Doors will open @ 6:00 p.m.

A Florida casual event that includes an open bar cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. There will be a silent & live auction and raffle, along with donation cards to benefit the many client service areas of the Daily Bread.  

 

All proceeds benefit our mission to serve Food for Human Dignity.

 

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