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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1:57 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Youth Making Ripples Film Festival January 18th

The Beneath the Waves – Youth Making Ripples Film Competition is an opportunity for K-12 students to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans. The Youth Making Ripples Competition student films will debut to the public on January 18th 2014. The competition will be held on Florida Institute of Technology’s main campus in the Gleason Performing arts center (6-8 pm).

Dr. Lauren Toth, Research Scientist and Phillip Gravinese, Doctoral Grad Student give details about the Film Festival.

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1:56 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Join WFIT's Team at the Hunger Project's World's Largest Packing Event

The Children's Hunger Project, a local non-profit helping to feed Brevard's children, will be staging the world's largest packing event on Saturday, February 8, on the Florida Tech campus. Join WFIT's team for a one-hour shift starting at 10 a.m. by emailing us!

Who: You, Health First, the United Way and The Children's Hunger Project

What: The world's largest packing event

When: Saturday, February 8, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Clemente Center on the campus of Florida Tech

Why: To help alleviate childhood hunger and malnutrition with elementary school age kids in Brevard County

Health First, United Way and The Children's Hunger Project invite you and your team to join over 2,000 volunteers in addressing the hunger and malnutrition problem with our young kids in Brevard County. Help put together 25,000 packages of food with a value of over $100,000!

Packages will be used to help feed kids for the current school year and to support the "Feed and Read" programs of United Way next summer.

Sign up now for a one hour shift! Send an e-mail to volunteer@thechildrenshungerproject.org

 

Include the team name (CenterPointe Church, Rotary of Suntree, GE Volunteers, for example), team leader's name, phone number and e-mail address plus the number of people you anticipate being on the team. Volunteer teams (adults and kids) of all sizes are welcome to join us in this historic event.

You can be a "team" of just one.

Bob Barnes, founder of the Children's Hunger Project discusses the upcoming event with WFIT's Pam Pedersen.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Fresh Perspectives! Coach Approach to Parent Support Groups

Life coaching services for parents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in a supportive, friendly environment are now available at FIT's Scott Center for Autism Treatment.

Certified life coach, Sharona Sommer discusses the "Coach Approach" of Fresh Perspectives.

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4:16 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

SCPA Presents Inequality for All

Shannon Roberts, President of SCPA and Bob Serody give details about the event.

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts the premier screening of Robert Reich's award winning film Inequality for All Thursday January 9th 6:30 pm at Front Street Civic Center.  Open to public.

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7:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Creative Writing Institute

Florida Tech presents the Creative Writing Institute, March 16-20.

Dr. Debbie Lelekis and Dr. Melissa Crofton discuss the upcoming Creative Writing Institute

Calling all aspiring authors! The Creative Writing Institute announces the new 2014 institute.

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