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

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 Kid 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…

Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Fev...

Jayson here with my Lightning 100 DJ pick of the week. I’m going with Rainbow Kitten Surprise‘s new tune “Fever Pitch.” They’ll Read the full article…

Robert Finley – Get It While ...

Jayson’s DJ pick this week is “Get It While You Can” from blues guitarist and roots soul musician Robert Finley. When Read the full article…

JD McPherson – On The Lips

Jayson’s first DJ pick of 2018 is another track from JD McPherson‘s latest Undivided Heart & Soul. Check out “On the Read the full article…

Stone Temple Pilots – Meadow

Hey it’s Jayson with my DJ pick of the week from grunge pioneers Stone Temple Pilots featuring their new lead Read the full article…

Ryan Shaw – We Don’t Give Up Now

Jayson’s DJ pick this week is soulman Ryan Shaw‘s new single “We Don’t Give Up Now.” I was lucky enough Read the full article…

Nicole Atkins – Darkness Fall...

Hey there, it’s Jayson with my DJ pick of the week from Nashville’s own Nicole Atkins and her latest release Read the full article…

Mikky Ekko – Light The Way

Jayson here with my DJ pick of the week! It’s been a while, but Mikky Ekko is back with new Read the full article…

The Weeks – Bottle Rocket

Jayson here with my DJ pick of the week from Mississippi longhairs turned Nashville rockers The Weeks with their new Read the full article…

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