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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Coastal Connection
11:25 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Brevard County Elementary Students Train Shelter Dogs

www.caninecommandos.com

In this edition of Coastal Connection we'll hear from Virginia Hamilton, founder of Canine Commandos. This innovative program involves students from 19 schools training homeless dogs to make them more adoptable.

Coastal Connection
11:11 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Florida's Wild And Colorful Past In Story And Song

In this edition of Coastal Connection, we take a look at the upcoming production of  Alligators, Mosquitos and Determination, presented by Brevard Theatrical Ensemble and The Library of Florida History.

Coastal Connection
1:33 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Upcoming Team In Training

www.teamintraining.org

In this edition of Coastal Connection, we hear from Barry Birdwell, coach for the upcoming Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.

Coastal Connection
10:05 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Coastal Connection: Community Players Theater's Production Of Romeo And Juliet

The Community Players theater at Riveria United Church of Christ present Romeo and Juliet - on WFIT's Coastal Connection.

Coastal Connection
9:59 am
Thu July 12, 2012

EGAD Artlab's Summer Camp On Coastal Connection

Find out about EGAD Artlab's summer camp, on this edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection - your spotlight on the community.

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