Lt. Dan

On the air:

10am - 3pm


Production Director and Request Hour DJ

Currently Listening To:

  • Night Beds - Country Sleep

  • The Apache Relay - American Nomad

  • Moon Taxi - Cabaret

  • Ravello - Nostalgia

  • Alt-j - An Awesome Wave


Lt. Dan has been on the airwaves in Nashville, TN since 1997. Starting off part time on air working the midnight shift on weekends. Dan was the on air backup quarterback until 2001 when he was hired as the full time Production Director. Dan then went from hosting the Lightning 100 request lunch, to being on air from noon to 3pm, to finally taking over mid day duties. Now you can hear him weekdays from 10am-3pm on 100.1 FM & Dan hosts many of the on air interviews, while also maintaining his Production Director status for Tuned In Broadcasting Inc. He helps create the weekly Music Business Radio program and hosts the public affairs show, Tuned In. He also has his own DJ and Production company, DJing weddings and parties and also freelancing for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the Tennessee Titans.

Recent Posts

Justin Kalk Orchestra

Nashville’s own Justin Kalk Orchestra play Mercy Lounge tonight!

We debuted their new song, “Dirty Thing” this week on our local show the615.

Now you can see the video that is a claymation masterpiece!


Holly Williams Live

Nashville’s own Holly Williams performing live in the Lightning 100 studio

Holly Williams came by the perform live and help us unveil the 2014 Musicians Corner lineup


the615 03/31/14

Episode91. the615 03/31/14

Local Artist of the week- “Brought to you by Rent the book own the knowledge”- Playing Soulshine 03/28/13
Forlorn Strangers – While The Grass Grows – While The Grass Grows

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Wild Cub In Studio

Catch Wild Cub live tonight for a hometown show at Exit/In.


Korby Lenker In-Studio

Korby Lenker stopped by the Lightning 100 studio before his album release party at The Rutledge.


Ben Folds Interview

Ben Folds stopped by the Lightning 100 studio to chat with Lt Dan about the debut of his piano concerto with the Nashville Symphony this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Fold’s concerto consists of 3 movements and took 9 months to create. This concerto was originally written with the thought of being performed through Ballet. This May the Nashville Ballet and Ben Folds will perform the concerto together.

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The Wood Brothers – Live

The Wood Brothers stopped by the Lightning 100 studio for an interview and performance before their 2 night run at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN.

All 3 members of the band are officially calling Music City home now!

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LT DAN & JARED underground podcast

Lightning 100′s Lt. Dan Buckley and Nashville’s own Jared Corder from *REPEAT REPEAT go way underground into Nashville’s indie scene. Join them for over an hour as they listen to deep tracks and unreleased material from Nashville’s best.

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Kristin Larkin

Kristin Larkin

Nashville’s own Kristin Larkin stopped by the Lightning 100 studio to chat with her old friend Lt Dan about her new ep Regardless. She brought along her producer Julia Sinclair and they talked about and listened to a few tracks from the album.


St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St Paul & The Broken bones blew us away last year at Lightning 100′s Live on the Green. You’ve been hearing Call Me from their debut album Half The City on Lightning 100 for a few weeks now. You can catch them tonight at Mercy Lounge and if you were lucky scored tickets to their “Not So” Secret show this afternoon around 2pm at Soulshine Pizza. Admission is also allowed with a Belmont or Vanderbilt student ID


G. Love – Live performance

G. Love stopped by the Lightning 100 studio today to chat with Lt. Dan & perform 3 songs live that will be on his new album Sugar April 22nd, 2014.


Lord Huron #secretshow

Did you hear about the secret Lord Huron show? Check it out!


Todd Snider Music Business Radio

East Nashville’s own, Todd Snider, has a new band with Dave Schools of Widespread Panic called, Hard Working Americans.

Catch them this Friday with another great Nashville act, Turbo Fruits, at Marathon Music Works.


Cory Branan

Nashville based singer songwriter, Cory Branan, stopped by the Lightning 100 studio to share some new songs last week.

Cory talked about his new album, becoming a father, and showed off his guitar playing skills.


Craig Jackson Band

Nashville’s own Craig Jackson Band will have a song featured tonight on ABC’s Nashville!

You can watch the show online here tonight at 9pm cst :

Here I Go Again is from the Craig Jackson Band ep Sweeter Songs. It was Craig’s first time working with fellow Nashvillian and former Uncle Tupelo drummer, Ken Coomer.

Here is a live version they did with Adam Ollendorff (who co-wrote the song) for a Wounded Warriors benefit.

#SupportLocal #the615


Moon Taxi play Conan : return to Hangout Fest

Nashville’s Moon Taxi is returning to the Gulf Shore Beach of Alabama for Hangout Fest 2014!

The Nashville based act performed, The New Black, on Conan last night.

Moon Taxi features Belmont grads that have been building a fan base across the country since 2006. They were our first Music City Mayhem champions and have played every year of Lightning 100′s Live on the Green. We’ve seen them at Bonnaroo and they just brought in the new year at Marathon Music Works. It was their 5th year in a row having a sold out hometown New Years Eve show!

Check here for a tour date near you:


Nashville Sunday Night

Since 1996 Lightning 100 has been broadcasting live from 3rd & Lindsley every Sunday Night starting at 8pm. We’ve had some amazing shows over the years and some of them will never be heard again. Jeff Buckley played the show once and the recording is no where to be found. Luckily many of the shows were archived and you can enjoy many of them right here. If you have a request for a favorite show you would like me to try and track down please send me an email with NASHVILLE SUNDAY NIGHT as the subject to Enjoy!


The Secret Shows

What was your favorite #secret show in 2013?

Fitz & The Tantrums

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Enchiladas for Christmas?

Christmas has come early! Grandma shared her enchilada recipe!

Spice up your Christmas meal with some enchiladas!

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Trent Dabbs & Sam Palladio – Gunnar from ABC’s Nashville

Last week I had some great in studio guests for an even better cause. Nashville resident Trent Dabbs and Nashville cast member Sam Palladio, along with musician Colin Linden, came into the Lightning 100 studio. They chatted about writing together, ABC’s Nashville, and helped raise awareness for the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Phillipines, in early November 2013. It is the deadliest Phillipine Typhoon on record,killing over 6,000 people in that country alone.


Ed Kowalcyk from Live

Ed Kowalcyk of the band Live stopped by the Lightning 100 studio before his concert at Franklin Theatre to chat with Lightning 100′s Lt. Dan.


Shine for Kim Collins

This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to HAND PICK your BAND and take them into one of NASHVILLE’S TOP STUDIOSAll while helping one of your fellow musicians and NASHVILLE ICONS.

Kim Collins is a soulful singer, multi-instrumentalist and well respected songwriter who fronts the bands, “The Smoking Flowers” and “Kim’s Fable”. Kim was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone surgery to remove the tumors. As it stands today, her prognosis is good, but the medical bills and ongoing treatments astronomically expensive. Her friends and fellow musicians have joined together to donate their time and talents to help raise money for her during this battle.
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Goodbye Fleet Foxes?

Yesterday, J. Tillman, drummer for Fleet Foxes announced tonight would be his last show with the band. He joined them in 2008 and has released several solo albums over the years.

We’ll miss you Fleet Foxes!

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Rolling Stones – The Demands!

Some Rolling Stones fans have banded together and are demanding changes to the way the group tours. The Rolling Stones Liberation Front is threatening non-violent, disruptive action to get across their demands, which are:

1) WE WANT SMALLER VENUES: We believe the time has passed for gargantuan mega-arena spectaculars; hardly anything good comes from these soulless shows… The introduction of the considerably smaller B-stage set up in the middle of the venue at the end of 1994′s Voodoo Lounge tour was a perfect step toward this philosophy.

2) WE WANT LOWER TICKET PRICES: We believe it is unacceptable to charge up to $350 for a single ticket… We believe a band needing to charge $85 — $100 for upper balcony seats is a band no longer in touch with their fan base. We demand the ticket price for the next tour to be no more than $30 and without any and all service charges.

3) WE WANT A SET LIST OVERHAUL: With an immense back catalog of songs to choose from, there is no reason why The Rolling Stones need to stick to roughly the same 30 songs for every tour… We demand the following songs not to be played on the next tour: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Brown Sugar,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Start Me Up,” “Sympathy for the Devil.”

4) WE WANT THE ELIMINATION OF THE HORN SECTION AND BACK-UP SINGERS: We believe The Rolling Stones have drifted too far from the true and basic rock and roll aesthetic. It’s time to bring it back, back at least to the hugely successful 1978 Some Girls tour.

5) WE WANT THE EXPULSION OF ALL OPENING ACTS: We believe The Rolling Stones have stopped challenging themselves. There was a time when they would bring an opening band talented enough to challenge the Stones themselves, who, in turn, would have to step it up even further… How challenging can it be to follow Third Eye Blind? How challenging can it be to follow Jonny Lang or the damn Spin Doctors?

6) WE WANT ALL FANS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEMSELVES: We believe the fault also lies with fans willing to do the bidding of their favorite band, no matter the cost. How many suckers does it take to fill an auditorium? Ask The Rolling Stones… We urge all self-respecting Rolling Stones fans to heed our warnings and join our ranks. Don’t be taken for granted… Why give them more of our money and then settle for the usual? We won’t.

The Stones still haven’t announced their plans for their 50th anniversary. As for the demands, a spokeswoman for the Stones was unavailable for comment.


Eddie Vedder on Portlandia

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder appears on the second season of Portlandia,

the sketch show that airs on IFC Friday nights at 9:00 p.m.

Vedder’s episode isn’t on until next Friday, but you can watch it here now:

Fast forward to about 15:45 to see the sketch involving Vedder and a tattoo.


This episode features Aimee Mann & Sarah McLaughlin

Thanks to DJ Justin Hammel for pointing this one out to me. 

Check out his blog when you get a minute!!! :-)

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