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

Should shark fishing on Florida beaches be restricted?

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for comments on shore-based shark fishing regulations during an open public workshop meeting

on Monday, August 27 6pm at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Hotel. WFIT spoke to Jim Simmons, mayor of Melbourne Beach, lifelong surfer and ocean lover

Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

September 1 – December 15, 2018

This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. Wandering Spirit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.

 

Our goal is to provide you, as a small business owner or potential small business owner, with the tools you need to assist you in achieving the American dream - owning your own business.

weVENTURE offers a wide range of programs and services to support the economic prosperity of our community through the growth of small businesses. We offer a customized business mentoring program called IGNITE 360, business coaching and one-on-one counseling sessions, business education workshops, technical assistance, and networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 2nd, The SCPA will show the critically acclaimed film, "UPRISING" at 6:30 p.m. at the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL. This is a free showing, and like all of our meetings, is open to the public.

Two Florida communities, united in grief and anger from deadly mass shootings, ignited a national uprising against the gun industry and the politicians who profit from gun violence in America.

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