Radio Lightning’s Throwback Thirty

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LIGHTNING 100 CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF INDEPENDENT RADIO WITH RADIO LIGHTNING THROWBACK THIRTY

5 DAYS OF SPECIALTY THROWBACK PROGRAMMING BEGINS THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH

OFFICIAL LANDING PAGE AT LIGHTNING100.COM/THROWBACK


For 30 years, Lightning 100 has served the Nashville music community, maintaining our fierce independence from corporate radio. After decades of musical trailblazing, we’re ready to celebrate. Beginning at 6am on Thanksgiving morning, we dive into Radio Lightning’s Throwback Thirty, playing the sounds of the station from 1990 to present day, one hour at a time. 

Of course, we’ll take a lunch break for Alice’s Restaurant, a Thanksgiving tradition that we hope to continue for another 30 years. Wherever you plan to spend the holiday this year, let Lightning 100 be the soundtrack all weekend long, filling your home with the sounds and memories that have made us who we are today. 

With every hour of programming, we’ll work our way through the station’s rich musical history, with DJ Picks from 1990 to 2020. But we can’t do this alone! After we wrap our DJ Picks with the 2020 hours, we’re pulling the reverse card, playing listener requests as we travel back to our origins. Do you have a song that reminds you of the first time you tuned into Radio Lightning? How about a first dance classic that you’d love to hear on our airwaves?  Starting October 5th, Lightning 100 will be accepting submissions of your favorite songs from each year of our existence at lightning100.com/throwback. Fans will also be able to support the station by purchasing an exclusive t-shirt commemorating thirty years of Lightning 100. With the help of listeners in Music City and around the world, we look forward to pioneering the next thirty years of independent radio.

Schedule

October 5th – 10thSong submissions begin for 2020 – 2015
October 12th – 16thSong submissions are open for 2014 – 2010
October 19th – 23rdSong submissions are open for 2009 – 2005
October 26th – 30thSong submissions are open for 2004 – 2000
November 2nd – 6thSong submissions are open for 1999 – 1995
November 9th – 13thSong submissions are open for 1994 – 1990
November 26thTune in for Thankful Thursday at 6am sharp as we debut our #Throwback30 DJ Picks from 1990 – 2002! Make sure to leave some room for Alice’s Restaurant at noon!
November 27thFlashback Friday strikes! We continue our progression of DJ Picks, exploring the sounds of Radio Lightning from 2003 – 2016!
November 28thOn Small Business Saturday, we round out our DJ Picks and pull the reverse card as we double back for all of your favorites from 2020 – 2011.
November 29thThis Superfan Sunday, don’t forget to tune in for special editions of Unplugged and Nashville Sunday Night! In the meantime, we’ll keep rolling backward with listener requests from 2010 – 2002.
November 30thTune in for the finale of Radio Lightning’s Throwback Thirty for your requests from 2001 – 1990 and tune in for a special edition of #the615!

SUGGESTED TWEET: 

Just in: @Lightning100 announces #RadioLightning Throwback Thirty, celebrating three decades of independent radio by playing the songs that shaped the station’s identity from 1990 to today. 

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. Lightning 100 is the proud producer and founder of Live On The Green Music Festival.

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