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
12:14 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Walk MS Brevard

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Joanne Green as she talks about the upcoming MS Walk Brevard which will help raise funds and awareness about multiple sclerosis.

Interview
11:39 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Upcoming Event - Live Free Eat Free

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Interview
1:05 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Upcoming Confrence - Healing Our World And Ourselves

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Rev. Dr. Gregory Wilson as he talks about an upcoming conference, Healing Our World and Ourselves.

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Interview
12:52 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

P.E.O. Women’s Tea

In this edition of Coastal Connection, hear from Clair Gibbs, a member of PEO chapter GW, Kathryn Merry, Ladies Tea Chair of chapter GW and Ann Montgomery, the president of chapter EM, as they talk about P.E.O. which is a philanthropic and educational organization of women for women. 

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Podcasts
12:59 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

21st Annual Cocoa Village Mardi Gras

In this edition of Coastal Connection hear from Lisa Moody, special events coordinator for the City of Cocoa. She talks about the 21st Annual Mardi Gras to be hosted in Cocoa Fl, featuring live bands, authentic Cajun style food, a parade and of course Mardi Gras beads to catch. If you can’t go to New Orleans

this is the next best thing!

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