KRFC 88.9 FM’s new executive director, Jen Parker, is a veteran marketer with extensive experience in the multimedia industry working in both Europe and the U.S. for leading companies such as Future Publishing, Mindscape International, Origin Systems, Electronic Arts, Ziff-Davis, Imagine Media, Raycom Media/NBC and iHeartmedia. She also has a life-long passion for music and for creating meaningful community partnerships.
Jen is originally from Devon, England, where she grew up on a farm in Totnes surrounded by music and the arts. Jen’s professional career started when she joined Future Publishing in Bath, England, which was founded by Chris Anderson, current owner of the famed TED Talks. At Future, she sold advertising and successfully launched several video game magazines, including Amiga Format Magazine. Her sales and marketing career transitioned to Origin Systems, an Austin, Texas-based video game company, serving as their brand manager in England, France, Germany and Spain. She was then promoted and transferred to the U.S. to lead worldwide marketing. Origin was later acquired by Electronic Arts. From EA, she joined Ziff-Davis where she was the associate publisher and helped launch Sony’s PlayStation Magazine.
With her extensive knowledge base, Jen hopes to grow the Fort Collins community radio station to reach new heights through community partnerships, public affairs coverage and of course, new live and local music. To make a donation or inquire about underwriting opportunities, visit KRFCFM.org/support.