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.

Ways to Connect

  Florida Institute of Technology Continuing Education provides job skills training, career enhancement and professional enrichment training to the local, state, national and international community in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and the humanities.

Three programs offered by Skillspace: Exceptional SupervisorIntellectual Property Lecture Series & Autocorrect.

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The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the Florida Institute of Technology will begin training police officers how to better respond to calls involving people with autism.

Handbags for Habitat

Aug 17, 2016

  HANDBAGS FOR HABITAT- Thursday, September 8, 2016

A fun event featuring Designer handbags, accessories, silent auction, wine, hors d'oeuvres, games and much more.  Tickets $40 in advance $50 at the door.  7 pm -9 pm at Heritage isle Clubhouse Viera.  Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Brevard.

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This course, intended for adults without a media literacy or research background, will examine how social media and news influence our thoughts, our feelings, and our votes without us ever realizing it. Students will learn more about confirmation bias, how we derive authority, fact-checking, and how presentation can alter the meaning of a story. After completing this course, students will have a better understanding of media and media literacy.

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  1st Thursday, August 4: 
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hosted by Space Coast Progressive Alliance


Location: Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St. downtown Melbourne FL 32901


Free and open to the public. Donations graciously accepted.

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