Lightning 100 is proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tennessee along with Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30. Lightning 100 Vice President Tom Hansen nominated Promotions Manager Delaney Fanning for this honor, and the Foundation announced her acceptance on April 11th, 2023. This program brings together a number of active, hardworking, and influential young professionals to aid one cause: finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Her involvement in this program led Fanning to book Diane Young Indie Night (6/8), Lightning 100’s Sixty Five Roses Showcase (7/16), and a Radiothon (8/1) in order to fundraise and bring awareness.
“As a member of a group of individuals who have been selected based on community involvement and career success, I am committed to raising funds and awareness to help the mission of the CF Foundation. I have a goal of raising $5,000 to make a difference in the lives of the 40,000 children and adults in the U.S. battling CF. In my 4 years at Lightning 100, I’ve never stepped behind the DJ mic. Today I entered the studio to face my fear of speaking live on the air all to benefit CFF!“
– Delaney Fanning
Not only did Fanning accomplish her $5,000 fundraising goal, she earned the highest number of individual donations of anyone in Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 class, earning her the coveted Influencer of the Year award. In addition, her work garnered over 100,000+ impressions, spreading crucial awareness for the CF community.
Diane Young Indie Night (6/8/23)
Diane Young Indie Night, named a Nashville Scene’s Critics’ Pick, took place at The Blue Room at Third Man Records on June 8th.
“DJ Nordista Freeze and the aptly named cover band NOT VAMPIRE WEEKEND will look to capture the nostalgia by playing Modern Vampires of the City – now 10 years old! – from top to bottom, along with a DJ set of adjacent tunes. I dare you to listen to ‘Step’ and not feel something.”Hannah Herner, Nashville Scene 6-8-2023
The Sixty Five Roses Nashville Sunday Night Showcase (7/16/23)
The Sixty Five Roses showcase took place on July 16th at 3rd & Lindsley and was broadcast live on Lightning 100. The showcase was an innovation of Nashville Sunday Night’s format, a program 25+ years in the making. It featured a diverse array of local talent, including Jake Etheridge, Kaylee Federmann, Phillip-Michael Scales, Young Summer, and ZG Smith.
About The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tennessee
The world’s leader for the search for the cure of CF. Over the past three decades, their work has more than doubled the life expectancy of those with the condition. Fostering care and support by providing aid in all landscapes of life including medically and financially. With over 130 care centers, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has consistently helped those in need.
For other ways to support the Foundation’s mission, you can participate in their annual auction beginning on July 14th. Items in this auction include signed memorabilia donated from the Lightning 100 and Live on the Green archive.
About The Sixty Five Roses story
The 65 Roses story dates back to 1965 when 4-year-old Ricky Weiss, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as “65 Roses.” The term took off for young children and today, “65 Roses” is referenced by children with CF around the world to pronounce the name of their disease.
About WRLT Lightning 100
Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Nashville’s Independent Radio, has maintained an unwavering dedication to the city through its unique on-air programming and live events. The format of this award winning radio station affords it a wider range of music genres with a focus on local, emerging, and national artists.
For any further questions about the showcase or foundation contact [email protected].