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
12:21 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Spokespeople Of Walk MS: Brevard 2012 On Coastal Connection

In this segment of WFIT's Coastal Connection, we speak with Kevin Kelley and Ed Kosack, Chairperson and Brevard Ambassador of Walk MS. Hear the details of the upcoming walk to help those with multiple sclerosis, taking place right here on our campus.

Coastal Connection
12:13 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Chocolate For A Cause With Zonta International

Zonta International's Chocolate Festival takes place on Sunday, March 25, at the Eau Gallie Civic Center.

On this mouth-watering edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection, Kristine Tomasetti, festival co-chair, talks about the chocolate buffet, and how Zonta's Melbourne chapter is working to make a difference in the lives of women and children.

 

 

Coastal Connection
9:50 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman On WFIT's Coastal Connection

In this very special edition of Coastal Connection we are joined by Amy Goodman, award-winning independent journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, and Cammie Donaldson of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance.

As WFIT listeners have most likely heard, Amy Goodman will be in Melbourne for a speaking event this coming Friday, March 16, right here on the Florida Tech campus.

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Coastal Connection
10:00 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Florida Tech's Instep Program On Coastal Connection

Find out how Philip Gravinese & Stephanie Kronstadt, graduate students working with FL Tech’s Instep program, are teaching science with hands on experience to Brevard County Middle School students.

Coastal Connection
1:42 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Fiddler On The Roof Makes A Coastal Connection On WFIT

Fiddler on the Roof brings to life the story of a father and his efforts to maintain his family and traditions, despite the outside world's infringement.  This timeless classic is coming to downtown Melbourne's own Henegar Center, March 9 through April 1.

On this edition of WFIT's Coastal Connection, director Joan Taddie, talks about this fabulous musical experience, which features a live orchestra and fiddler. Lead actor, Bruce Goldman, also joins the conversation about the role  he fell in love with.

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