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

10/11/2017 Speak Out Brevard Presents: The People’s ForumOctober 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Built in 1896, the former home of inventor William T. Wells has sat sentinel on the the banks of the Indian River since the days of horse and carriage, watching Melbourne and Brevard County grow into the world class Gateway to Space that we know today.

We here at Green Gables understand that our goal may seem overly ambitious at first, but if only 8,000 of our neighbors (in a county of just over half a MILLION) gave just $100 dollars, Green Gables would be saved for generations to come.

  Tickets

JAZZ LEGENDS 2 – RON TEIXEIRA TRIO

  October 4, 2017

7:30 pm  Ron Teixeira, featured pianist at Heidi’s Jazz Club for 17 years, will be performing on the Hammond B-3 Organ. The performance will be recorded and a CD titled “Live from the Henegar” will be available through Mr. Teixeira. Come be a part of history at the Henegar! 

Musician’s Bios

The Coastal Classic will be heard on ESPN3 and on WFIT 89.5 fm this Saturday at 7 pm.  The game will be held at Panther Stadium in Palm Bay tickets are available.

Feeding Friends & Neighbors Fundraiser  

 

Thank you

to all who made last

year's event a wonderful success! We hope you join us for this year's event!

 

October 7, 2017

6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

Dress:  Florida Casual

                                   

 

All proceeds benefit our mission to serve Food for Human Dignity.

 

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