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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4:45 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Parkinson's Support Symposium April 17th

The Brevard Parkinson's Support Group presents a Parkinson's Support Symposium on April 17th from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Holiday Inn of Viera.  For more information (321) 622-5845.  Brevard Parkinson's Support Group

Marieke Kreps, Leader of the Brevard Parkinson's Support Group gives details about Parkinson's and the upcoming Symposium.

As many as 3,000 people in Brevard County, Florida have Parkinson's Disease. Perhaps you've just been diagnosed with Parkinson's or are someone who has lived with it for some time.  Maybe you are a caregiver -- the spouse, parent or child of an individual who is dealing with this condition.  All of you are welcome to be part of the Parkinson's Support Group of Brevard, where you will find yourself among people who are facing the same experiences, feelings, and frustrations and questions.

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10:08 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Botanical Fest Celebrates 10 Years with Free Lecture & Garden Tour

Saturday April 19th at 10 am, Florida Tech presents a free lecture for all garden enthusiasts.  The event celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Botanical Fest celebration and will be held in the Hartley Room on campus.  Registration

Dr. Robert Lyons, Program Director at the University of Delaware and Longwood Gardens Graduate Program talks about his upcoming lecture on the 19th.

As garden enthusiasts, it is our honor to host Dr. Lyons. As Program Director at the University of Delaware and Longwood Gardens Graduate Program in Public Horticulture, he is considered to be one of the top public horticulturists in the world. Dr. Lyons will share exclusive insight on FIT's garden and your own.

Saturday, April 19

Florida Institute of Technology

150 W University Blvd 

Melbourne, FL 32901 

Hartley Room

 

Presentation at 10:00 a.m.

Garden tour to follow.

 

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Bacon at sbacon@fit.edu or 321-674-6141.

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10:21 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Progressive Alliance Addresses Water Issues April 3rd

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts a free screening of Last Call At The Oasis 6:30 pm Thursday April 3rd at Front Street Civic Center. 

Bob Serody, SCPA Program Committee and Shannon Roberts, SCPA President discuss the screening.

The film focuses on world crisis in water supply, which is looming in Florida too.  The documentary illuminates the vital role that water plays in our lives and the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century.

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2:36 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

EGAD in Bloom March 29-30

 The Eau Gallie Arts District will explode with color during the area’s 2nd Annual EGAD in Bloom Flower & Garden Festival.

 

Link Johnsten, Festival Chair and Vicky Dorman, Executive Director of EGAD talk about the upcoming event.

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7:30 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Club Esteem Makes a Difference in Our Community

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Club Esteem is committed to helping children and their families obtain real and lasting success and create meaningful change in their community.

 

 

 

Ellena Little, Executive Director, Marissa Jordan and Saskiya Fagan, both students talk about Club Esteem and how it impacts the community.

 

Club Esteem is a non-profit organization that provides free after-school programming Monday through Friday from 2:30-6:30 PM, as well as summer activities, to students in grades 1st-12th living in economically disadvantaged communities. Club Esteem offers quality programs that develop academic and social skills in a safe, caring, and structured environment.

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