Amber Parker Appointed iHeartMedia Tuscaloosa VP/Programming

98.1 TXT WTXT TuscaloosaiHeartMedia has transferred Amber Parker from Colorado Springs to Tuscaloosa AL and promoted her to Senior VP/Programming for the company’s four station cluster.

In Tuscaloosa, Parker will also serve as midday host for Country 98.1 WTXT. She most recently served as Program Director for Rhythmic CHR “96.1 The Beat” KIBT, afternoon co-host on Country “Y96.9” KCCY and night host at “Big 97.9” KXBG Cheyenne WY/Fort Collins CO.

Amber Parker is named Senior VP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s 4-station cluster in Tuscaloosa, AL, effective immediately. In addition to her new post, she’ll handle middays on WTXT, weekdays from 10am-3pm. Parker joins the Tuscaloosa market from iHM/Colorado Springs, where she most recently served an air personality for Y96.9. She also handled PD duties for 96.1 The Beat in Colorado Springs, and was night host for Big 97.9 Fort Collins, CO. She began her career at Cromwell Radio Group in Mattoon, IL.

“We’re pumped to have Amber on our iHeart Team in T-Town,” said iHeartMedia/Birmingham Area Senior VP/Programming Tom Hanrahan.. Amber is passionate about Country music, incredibly creative and truly connects and engages with her listeners on-air and through social platforms almost 24 hours a day — I’m not sure she has an off button.”

“In Tuscaloosa, Nick Saban, University of Alabama Head Football Coach, teaches that there is a process necessary for success,” added iHeartMedia Tuscaloosa Market President John Malone. “It involves having a winning plan, incredible focus, dedication and hard work. Amber possesses all of these qualities and will take our stations to the next level. She has already inspired our iHeart Tuscaloosa team and I’m thrilled to have her leading our programming efforts.”

“I’m so thrilled to join the iHeart Tuscaloosa team,” said Parker. I am ready to hit the ground running to bring creative programming and digital content to T-Town. Plan on seeing a lot of me! I intend to bring more of Nashville to Alabama. Roll Tide!”

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