David Hall (1954 – 2012)

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On February 4th, 2012, we were devastated to learn that our co-worker, Program Director, longtime family member and faithful friend, David Hall, had passed away.

David’s steadfast professionalism and charm were hallmarks of his time at the helm of Lightning 100. He  was THE face and THE voice of Nashville rock radio and Lightning 100, spanning decades at the microphone. He was a fierce advocate of many Nashville artists you hear on Lightning 100, a role which he relished as “David Hall Rocks Y’all,”  every weekday afternoon. He brought them to Nashville radio and the rest of the world via live broadcast and the internet every Sunday with Nashville Sunday Night. In local music, David championed everyone from Jason & the Scorchers in the 80’s, The Evinrudes and Leigh Nash in the 1990s, to Gabe Dixon and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, in 2012.

Prior to his work at Lightning 100, Nashville radio listeners knew David, a Kentucky native, from his years at WKDF-FM, which was one of the south’s legendary rock stations during his employment there, from 1980 -1988.  David also broadcast as part of the 1988 -1993 line-up at Classic Rock WGFX “The Fox,” before coming to Lightning 100.In the coming days we will mourn the loss of our loyal friend and celebrate his life and contributions to the Nashville music scene.

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.

145 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, what a huge loss to the Nashville music community. Many condolences to David’s family, friends and coworkers. His voice and commitment to local music will be greatly missed.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. David was a true professional and a really nice guy. That combination is hard to find these days. My prayers are with the Lightning 100 family.

  3. David was my first cousin and I loved him dearly. He was a very good man and an extremely devoted worker. His music and job was most of his life. I am heartbroken that he is gone and I will always remember our wonderful childhood days together. Love you, David.

  4. David was my first cousin and I loved him dearly. He was a very good man and an extremely devoted worker. His music and job was most of his life. I am heartbroken that he is gone and I will always remember our wonderful childhood days together. Love you, David.

  5. Absolutely broken by this. He was definitely a fierce advocate for independent music, and the welcome and familiar voice on the radio for so many years. His passing is so incredibly sad. David… you will be missed. -Dan Haseltine(Jars of Clay)

  6. Deeply saddened to hear this news. My thoughts are with his family and his many friends on and off the airwaves. Thanks, David Hall, for Rockin us all.

  7. So sorry to hear about David Hall’s passing. He brought us so much amazing music and made our lives better with his taste and enthusiasm.
    David Hall still rocks, yall.

  8. Oh, how we will miss “the Voice” as we always called him. Great friend and important mail voice for On-Hold Advertising messages for more than ten years. May God take good care of David – until we meet again! Bon Voyage David! You will never be forgotten!

  9. So sad. Listened to David many, many hours. The total pro. Smooth, calm, confident. Saw him at a few live broadcasts. The man seemed love what he was doing. R.I.P.