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.

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7:45 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence

Serene Harbor presents WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® Thursday, April 30th 5-9 pm, Melbourne Auditorium

The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will be held in conjunction with the "What a Girl Wants" event resulting in a fun filled night of fashion, chocolate, shopping, raffles, silent auction, Firefighters, Sheriff's deputies and so much more!  Tickets are $10 in advance $20 at the door. For more info

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4:14 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Pa Mi Gente Dance-a-thon April 12th Benefits Cancer Care Center

Like to dance?  Don't miss out on this great event in support of Cancer Care Centers Foundation!  Sunday April 12th from Noon to 8 pm at Coconuts on the Beach.  Come and join the Dance-A-Thon with a chance to win great prizes or just come out to watch.

Salsa, Bachata, Merengeu, Cumbia, Rock n Roll, Country and more.  All proceeds benefit cancer patients in our community.  more information

 

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4:16 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

SCPA Hosts Florida Waters & Lagoon Update April 2nd

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance presents their 1st Thursday event on April 2nd at 6:30 pm.  This month the topic will be Florida Waters including a Lagoon Update. 

LOCATION: 
Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, downtown Melbourne FL 32901
Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
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PROGRAM: Florida Water + Lagoon UPDATE

Speakers include:

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7:30 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Hike or Bike the Coast to Coast Connector Trail - May 2nd

A rare opportunity to hike or cycle what will become a key segment of the Coast to Coast Connector in

Brevard. The approximately seven-mile stretch, when complete in early 2017, will become part of the future East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail and, eventually, be part of a paved trail linking the Gulf Coast with the Atlantic Ocean.

Availability is limited and pre-registration is required.

There are two Saturdays to choose from — April 4 and May 2.

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4:11 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

French Film Festival Returns to Brevard April 3-17

French Film Festival | April 3 - April 17, 2015 | Foosaner Art Museum

Visit the festival's website for more information: http://411.fit.edu/filmfest

The 3rd Annual French Film Festival at the Foosaner Art Museum, FL Institute of Technology, brings a rich array of French-language cinema and cultural to Eau Gallie. ALL FILMS ARE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Join us for all of our ticketed screenings by purchasing the Festival Pass and receive complimentary hot popcorn!

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