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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Coastal Connection
10:48 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Portraits Of Possibility On WFIT's Coastal Connection

On this edition of Coastal Connection - WFIT's Spotlight on the Community -  Leslie Bardo, Development Director of Children’s Home Society, talks about Portraits of Possibility.

Coastal Connection
11:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Tina Eno Talks About Melbourne Art Festival On Coastal Connection

Terri Wright talks with Tina Eno the entertainment chair of the Melbourne Art Festival. The 28th Annual Art Festival will be on April 28 and 29 in Downtown Melbourne. Hear the interview on the air Wednesday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or right here.

Inside Florida Tech
11:25 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Carla Funk On Inside Florida Tech

Terri Wright guest hosts on Inside Florida Tech and welcomes back Carla Funk, the director of University Museums. They discuss the brand new exhibit at the Foosaner Art Museum and the summer camps coming up at the Foosaner Education Center. You can hear the interview right here or on the air April 24 at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Coastal Connection
10:08 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Coastal Connection: March Of Babies

Terri Wright talks with the chair of the March Of Babies which is a 5K walk for babies with birth defects. The march will be April 28. Hear the full interview right here.

Coastal Connection
10:14 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Staci Cleveland On Coastal Connection

Terri Wright talks with Staci Cleveland the conductor of the Melbourne Municipal Band about their upcoming free concert "Magic Carpet Ride". The concert will be on held on April 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium. This interview aired on April 16 - Listen to it right here.

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