Lightning 100’s Y2k Recap


The station celebrates a decade of bringing great music to Nashville!

Lightning 100’s Earth Day celebration outgrows previous sites and moves to the more spacious the Green Hills YMCA. 

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Former Lightning 100 air talent and official station voice, Sue Wilkinson (“That British Chick”), moves to L.A. to pursue an acting and national voice-over career. She continues to serve as the official Lightning 100 station voice thanks to the miracles of technology.

Keith Coes interviews Shannon Curfman at River Stages

WRLT is the sole radio sponsor for Nashville’s annual “River Stages” celebration, and brings acts like the Allman Brothers Band, Indigo Girls and Widespread Panic to downtown Nashville. Over 120,000 people attend during the weekend.

Five-Year Traffic Director Lyndie House departs the station and moves to Florida.

Keith Coes and Dan Buckley with Coldplay

Lightning 100 takes over the fledgling “Uptown Mix” outdoor concert series held on a site across from the Bound’ry and Southstreet restaurants, and grows the previous year’s average attendance from 200 per week to over 7,000 participants per week over the 12-week series.

K.D. Lang and Keith Coes

What we were listening to in 2000 

David Gray – Babylon
Sting – Desert Rose
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside
Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want
Ben Harper – Steal My Kisses
Counting Crows – Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Riding With The King
Wallflowers – Sleepwalker
Barenaked Ladies – Pinch Me
U2 – Beautiful Day
A3 – Woke Up This Morning
Guster – Fa Fa
Phish – Heavy Things 

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