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Stephen Yasko Named General Manager at Florida Tech’s WFIT

He also served as GM at WTMD(FM) in Baltimore

Text has been updated to reflect that WTMD is no longer owned by Towson University.

Radio veteran Stephen Yasko has been named the new general manager of WFIT(FM), an NPR affiliate broadcasting from the Florida Institute of Technology’s campus in Melbourne, Fla.

Yasko succeeds Terri Wright, who has served as WFIT’s general manager for the last 25 years. 

Since Oct. 2022, Yasko has worked as WFIT’s program manager. Previously, he spent 13 years as general manager and executive director at WTMD(FM), the station formerly owned by Towson University in Baltimore, now part of Baltimore Public Media.

According to Florida Tech, under Yasko’s guidance, WTMD “saw a 10-fold increase in revenues and a major strengthening of community, donor and listener engagement.”

“Coming from a major market and one of the leading AAA stations in the country, Steve brings a wealth of experience to WFIT, and we are very fortunate to have him,” said Terri Wright in a press release.

With 25 years of public media experience already under his belt, Yasko said he is excited to continue growing community engagement and supporting local artists. 

“WFIT is true asset to the Space Coast Community and Florida Tech,” said Yasko in the release. “The station is a rare gem in the greater public radio community because it relies on the input and dedication of a vast assemblage of listeners, members and volunteers and the philanthropic and business communities to a degree not often found in the media landscape today.”

A native of New Jersey and graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., before WTMD, Yasko served as marketing director and producer on “The Diane Rehm Show,” a nationally-syndicated program on NPR, originating at American University’s radio station, WAMU. He spent the next five years as program operations manager and marketing manager at NPR before a two-year stint as national  program director at Pacific Radio Foundation. 

Yasko came to Florida in 2019 to serve as director of content and audience development at the NPR affiliate in Orlando, WMFE.  

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