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.

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8:45 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Math Camp Offers Fun & Real World Applications

The SIAM student chapter at Florida Tech is pleased to announce the third annual SIAM Applied Mathematics Summer Camp (for students in grades 9-12) and the first annual SIAM Junior Applied Mathematics Summer Camp (for students in grade 5-8). Each two-week program will consist of 3 hour daily sessions from Monday through Friday.

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Podcasts
7:45 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Limitless Possibilities @ 3D Printing Camps

Learn Operate Your Own 3D Printer! 

The course includes:

An Overview - 3D printers and their growing use in technology and the Maker Movement.Comparing the types of 3D printers - advantages & disadvantages.Software, a comparative study and instruction of open source options.  SolidWorks Student SoftwareYour own 3D printer & Solidworks Software.

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7:45 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Kids Take Flight At Aviation Summer Camps

These camps give students a unique opportunity to explore the vast and exciting world of aviation. Participants learn about the dynamics of airplanes and the principles of flight during an immerse experience that showcases the broad spectrum of careers in the aviation industry. Participants are also introduced to the Florida Tech community with activities and buffet lunch in Panther Dining Hall on campus.   More info

Session 1
June 8-12

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12:13 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Earth Day Festivities Feature Astronaut Story Musgrave on April 22 at Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a full slate of Earth-centric presentations, displays and a special Astronaut Encounter with NASA astronaut Story Musgrave.

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7:45 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Computer Camps Give Kids an Edge

Computer Science Summer Camp More info

Interested in learning how to program in high demand languages like Java, C++, and C#? Would you rather learn by making movies and video games? Are you tired of rhetorical questions with obvious answers?

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