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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12:05 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

The Zodiac Lounge Event-March 14th

The Zodiac Lounge Event is a 1950's Vintage-Dance-Cabaret-Extravaganza will be held on March 14th at The Eau Gallie Civic Center.

Stephen Lomazzo, the brainchild behind this unique concept tells about the event.

The Zodiac Lounge Event! A 1950's style vintage-Dance-Cabaret-Burlesque-Extravaganza! Based on an Eau Gallie, Florida nightclub destroyed by fire in 1957, Lomazzo and Snyder have resurrected its memory and bring it back from the ashes of time for one night and one night only on March, 14th, 2014!  If you love vintage culture, costume parties, dancing to retro music and live entertainment, then welcome to the Zodiac Lounge Event!  Buy your ticket today!

Podcasts
7:30 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Indiafest Helping Humanity through Cultural Enrichment and Entertainment

The 18th annual Indiafest comes to the Wickham Park Pavilion Saturday March 8, 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, March 9th 11 AM to 5 PM.  Indiafest 2014's theme is Handicrafts of India

Dr. Ashok Pandit, volunteer and former executive committee member discusses the upcoming event.

Indiafest also supports local charities and this year's recipiant is The Children's Hunger Project.  Tickets are $5.00 adults, $2 children 5-12, under 5 free.  More information

Podcasts
7:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

First Amendment Rights Celebrated at Florida Tech

The Florida Tech Crimson student newspaper will celebrate First Amendment rights on Wednesday, Feb. 26 on the Florida Tech campus.

Dr. Ted Petersen, Assistant Professor of Communications at Florida Tech and Hershlay Raymond, editor-in-chief of the Crimson newspaper discuss the free speech event.

Everyone is invited to the third annual free speech celebration at Florida Tech, hosted by the Crimson on Feb. 26.  At 9 a.m in the Hartley Room, hear a keynote speech by Alec Klein, director of Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project.

During lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., be a part of "Live Free or Eat Free," a student demonstration where you can get a free meal in exchange for your First Amendment Rights, located on the Crawford Green.

At 3:30 p.m., a First Amendment panel discussion with Klein, attorney Jack Kirschenbaum and Florida Today news director Mara Bellaby, moderated by Florida Tech pre-law instructor and attorney Michael Kahn.

All events are free and open to the public.

Podcasts
8:40 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Celebrate Mardis Gras in Cocoa Village

Cocoa Village Mardi Gras Saturday, February 22A true New Orlean's style Mardi Gras celebration featuring Zydeco, Jazz and Blues style entertainment, the CF News 13 parade of floats where spectators can catch hundreds of beads from over 30 floats, roaming entertainment and much more.  The Pat Travers Band will headline the entertainment Saturday.

Tickets and info

Podcasts
7:30 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Botanical Fest at Florida Tech, Saturday March 1

What better way to welcome spring than to refurbish yards and gardens? Just in time to do the job are a wide range of plant and accessory choices at Florida Institute of Technology's 9th annual Botanical Fest Plant and Garden Sale.  Featuring a wide selection of plants, ornamentals, fruit trees, flowers, tropicals and more.

March 1, 2014

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission!

Holly Chichester, Horticulturalist and Manager of FL tech's grounds shares details about the event.

The annual event will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, ornamental shrubs, bamboo and flowering plants. Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place throughout the day, and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Fest is located on Crawford Green. Signs on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.

For more information, please contact Donna Cassario at 321-674-6152 or botanicalfest@fit.edu.

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