WFIT

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

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.

Jim & Jacie Stivers of Certified General Contractors, Kimberly McMillan of Dr. Frank Filiberto & Artful Awakenings, and Steve Lum of Slug-a-Bug, tell us all about the Welcome Home Veterans Parade and Concert on April 14th. Salute our troops and Veterans by coming out to the Parade.

Lorie Wacaster, Director of Chorus and Orchestra at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, talks about the Sacred Harp Singing School.

Hear from Kelly McPherson, the project coordinator of Golf4Cure2012, which helps benefit cancer patients at the Women Center. The event is held April 1st, at Baytree Country Club.

Terri Wright, guest host on Inside Florida Tech, sat down with Dr. S. Ann Becker, Dean of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, as she spoke about the program called, "The Visiting Entrepreneur Series".

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