WFIT

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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SPORTING AFFAIR XXVI & the 15th Annual Chopper Dropper***To benefit Florida Tech student athlete scholarships***MARCH 16, 2018 at Suntree Country Club

Sporting Affair XXVI is set for Friday, March 16, 2018 at Suntree Country Club!  Florida Tech's largest annual fundraiser is a day filled with golf, fun, contests, shootouts, good friends, food and drinks. Come out and support Florida Tech's 22 sports programs, including , and most importantly, 550 plus of our student-athletes. 

Events Include:Sporting Affair Golf Tournament

DATE AND TIME 

Fri, April 20, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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LOCATION

Heritage Isle Clubhouse

6800 Legacy Blvd

Viera, FL 32940

1st Annual Southern Squall Concert, featuring the Southern Drawl Band

 

Sat, March 3, 2018

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

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LOCATION

Lagoon and Lagers: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Join leaders from the efforts to restore the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County to learn about he condition of the lagoon and the work under way to improve it. Florida Tech professor Robert Weaver will serve as emcee for the event. Thursday, March 1 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hell ‘N Blazes Brewing Co. 

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