Lightning 100’s 2009 review


Lightning 100 fires up “Music City Mayhem”… a local artist/band competition. Contestant’s songs are featured both on-air and on-line. Listeners and friends are invited to vote on-line to move their artists up the bracket. This promotion alone doubled the station’s database of followers in less than 30 days.

Brett Dennen
Eric Hutchinson
Bonnaroo Staff 2009
Lightning 100 at Air Award

Mayor Karl Dean and Lightning 100 announce a new environmental-friendly live outdoor concert series, “Live on the Green” to begin on September 3rd. The Mayor and station owner Lester Turner hold a press conference on the grounds of the site at Metro’s Courthouse Plaza. The six-week Free concert series would end up bringing over 24,000 fans to downtown Nashville.

Karl Dean, Ricky Young, Aaron Winters, and Lester Turner

What we were listening to in 2009

01. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
02. Snow Patrol – Crack The Shutters
03. Bell X1 – The Great Defector
04. James Morrison – Nothing Ever Hurt Like You
05. Matt Nathanson – All We Are
06. Death Cab For Cutie – Little Bribes
07. Counting Crows – When I Dream Of Michelangelo
08. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)
09. Gomez – Airstream Driver
10. Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
11. David Gray – Fugitive
12. Coldplay – Life In Technicolor II
13. Mat Kearney – Closer To Love

Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.