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.

Ways to Connect

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.

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.

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.

Interview coming soon

Instep Graduate Fellow, Helen Croce and Instep Partner Teacher, Kim Brown on Inside Florida Tech. In this interview, learn more about their ocean bowl lessons.

Host, Terri Wright talks with dynamic comedian Bill Maher. Maher will be visiting the Space Coast later this month – read on to find out how you can see him live, through WFIT.

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