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
12:55 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

April In Paris

On this edition of Coastal Connections, hear from Sara Petrosky, curator of education at the Foosaner Art Museum, about the upcoming French Film Festival which is open to all who want to enjoy a little April in Paris.

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Interview
12:40 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Swift Paws On Coastal Connections

On this edition of Coastal Connections, hear from Meghan Wolfgram the co-founder of Swift Paws, on lure coursing and her camping adventure up the east coast. Also, learn about her hosting lure course events to benefit animal shelters and organizations. More on http://www.swiftpaws.com.

Interview
2:37 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Upcoming Spring Plant Sale

On this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Kathryn Merry & Faye Todd, Master Gardener’s and Member’s of Brevard Botanical Garden as they talk about an upcoming Spring Plant Sale to raise money for development of The Brevard County Botanical Gardens. 

A Very Special Day Sponsor
12:01 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Ben Rocks

Benjamin Fullem

Support for WFIT comes from our Day Sponsor, Nancy Fullem, who will be honoring her son Benjamin Fullem by shaving her head at tomorrow's St. Baldrick's event in Viera with her team, Ben Rocks.

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Interview
1:12 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Upcoming Spring Fling Event On Coastal Connection

On this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from  Michelle Sutton, Program Coordinator at Odyssey Middle School and Wendi Nolder, Principal, as they talk about their upcoming Spring Fling, wine and cheese event to raise money for their athletic program.

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