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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Station Announcement
11:29 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Team WFIT Scored A Gold Medal In The Fall Fund Drive Olympics!

Thanks to the investments of all who donated during our recent drive, over 36 challenges were met. We are now able to purchase 6 CD players, 8 microphones, 3 voice processors and 4 pairs of studio monitors, for our brand new studios.

Thank you for helping us equip our new broadcast studios. We look forward to inviting you down to tour our brand new home.

Supporters, join us for our Broadcast Center Grand Opening, Thursday, October 11.

Coastal Connection
10:09 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition

On this green edition of Coastal Connection, Vince Lamb joins host, Terri Wright, to talk about the upcoming Brevard Wildlife Corridor Expedition. As Committee Chair of the BWCE, Lamb shared the inside information about this 15 day event.

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Coastal Connection
11:59 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Nana's House Gives Children A Place Called Home

In this edition of Coastal Connection, Volunteer Coordinator for Nana’ House Terra May tells us about the work being done at Nana’s House, and their upcoming fundraiser event. Nana’s House is a non-profit organization that helps refuge children in need of a safe home.  

Coastal Connection
2:42 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Local Children To Benefit From The Havenly Affair

In this edition of Coastal Connection, Tracy Bacon and Judy Anderson, co-chairs of the local haven, talk to us about the Havenly Affair happening on October 20th. Going on its 26thyear, this fundraising event helps local children who have been victims of abuse or neglect find a loving home.

Coastal Connection
1:11 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Children's Hunger Program Fights Against Hunger

In this edition of Coastal Connections, Bob Barnes, co-founder of the Children’s Hunger Project, joins us to talk about his efforts to prevent children from going hungry. This project aims to help schools properly feed children that come from families with scarce resources.

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