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.

Ways to Connect

HEELS 'N WHEELS GALA - MAY 5, 2018

Heels & Wheels "Cinco De Mayo" is the Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation second annual black tie event being held for Alzheimer's & Brain awareness. 

The Indian River Research Institute presents a Living Dock Workshop on April 28th at Lighthouse Cove in Melbourne Beach.  Free and open to the public.  9am until 12 pm.  More information.

Center For Corrosion And Biofouling Control

The Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control specializes in education and research that promotes an understanding and improvement for the design of corrosion and biofouling control systems.

Research, Development, And Testing:

Biofouling Control

Learn more about our Lagoon and what part you can play in its restoration at the Lagoon and Lagers event at the Intracoastal Brewery April 26th  6 pm.  Hear from the experts about what efforts  are being made to help our ailing Lagoon.  The event is free and open to the public.  More info

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