On Air: 6am – 10am

Title: DJ and Promotions Director

Born outside of Chicago and raised in northern California, I made way to middle Tennessee in early 1997 and knew right away that Music City was where I wanted to be. After a stint working for a guitar company headquartered in Nashville and then a brief stop at a record label, I began at Lightning 100 in late 2001, accepting the Promotion Director position in 2003.
While serving as Promotion Director, I had many unique opportunities, including pitching a crazy idea called Music City Mayhem..hosting a live on-air program, Live at the Bluesboro..being a correspondent for our syndicated program Music Business Radio..and covering music festivals in Austin, Las Vegas, Chicago and around a dozen or so Bonnaroos in beautiful Manchester, Tennessee. (BONNAROOOOO!!!)

I’m very proud to be part of the team that conceptualized, created and launched Live On The Green in 2009 and am also very proud to continue to work in the greatest city in America for the best radio station on the planet.  These days, I host Lightning In The Morning, Monday-Friday from 6-10am. See you out there!

Jayson Chalfant's Posts

Rex Orange County – Loving Is Easy

Jayson here with my DJ pick for this week. As we continue our day-long British Invasion on Lightning 100, I’m Read the full article…

Maggie Rose – Smooth

Jayson here with my DJ pick for this week from Nashville’s own Maggie Rose! Check out her latest single “Smooth” off her Read the full article…

Wolf Alice – Sadboy

Jayson’s DJ pick this week come from British rock quartet Wolf Alice. Check out “Sadboy” off theor 2017 album Visions Of A Life and Read the full article…

Blackberry Smoke – Best Seat ...

Jayson’s DJ pick this week is from Southern-rockers Blackberry Smoke‘s forthcoming album Find A Light, available April 6. Give “Best Seat In Read the full article…

Middle Kids – Mistake

Jayson here with my new DJ pick! This week it’s “Mistake” from Middle Kids debut album Lost Friends out May 4. Middle Kids are Read the full article…

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Sylvia Says

Jayson’s DJ pick this week comes from French actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg with her track “Sylvia Says” from her most recent release Rest. Read the full article…

Sinbad takes over the morning show

Actor and Comedian Sinbad returns to Lightning 100’s morning show before his set of shows at Zanies.  Sinbad updates Adam Read the full article…

Dr. Dog – Go Out Fighting

Jayson here with my DJ pick for this week. Today I’m going with the new Dr. Dog single “Go Out Read the full article…

The Jungle Giants – Used to B...

Jayson here with my DJ pick of the week from Australian quartet The Jungle Giants. Quiet Ferocity is the third album from the independent Read the full article…

First Aid Kit Secret Show [audio]

Before their sold-out show at Ryman Auditorium, First Aid Kit visited Backstage at 3rd and Lindsley to perform a secret Read the full article…

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