Lightning 100 2004


14-year station voice, Sue Wilkinson (“That British Chick”) succumbs to cancer and passes away in her native London home. Her family and estate allow Lightning 100 to continue to use her voice on the station because WRLT meant so much to Sue during her life.

Sue Wilkinson on left

Lightning 100’s Earth Day celebration at Centennial Park. It’s a soggy day of entertainment by Nanci Griffith, Indigenous, Randall Bramblett and Sophie B. Hawkins.

David Hall interviewing John Mayer

Justin Hammel completes his internship from Belmont University and his hired full-time as a coordinator for Lightning 100’s programming, production and promotions departments.

Jayson Chalfant, Justin Hammel, and Sting

Lightning 100 introduces the “Local Lightning Spotlight” — a twice-a-day feature that spotlights the music of independent and non-signed local artists. Local artists are asked to submit their works to be considered for airplay.

 Lt. Dan with Steve Winwood
David, Bob Dail, Bruce Hornsby
David, Crosby and Nash

I started in July 2004.  We were in the LNC tower on the 31st floor!   Loved the view, loved the building, loved the location!!!  I have always been a huge fan of Lighting 100 and was so proud to become a part of the station.  Was 2004 the last year of Uptown Mix or 2005?  I know it ended soon after I started.  It was my favorite concert series ever!  Lots and lots of great memories from many shows.  Very sad year when it went away.  I am sure there are more memories of that year, I will send them as they come to me. 
-Cindy Christian

What we were listening to in 2004 

Mindy Smith – Come To Jesus
Marc Broussard – Home
Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
Ryan Adams – Burning Photographs
Norah Jones – Sunrise
Howie Day – Collide
Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Snow Patrol – Run
Lenny Kravitz – Lady
Finger Eleven – One Thing
Modest Mouse – Float On 


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