Lightning 100 General Manager Fred Buc — a veteran employee of one of the city's most popular and well-recognized independently owned and operated businesses — has been indicted by a grand jury following charges he sexually exploited a minor.
Pierce Greenberg and The City Paper have the story here.
David Hall, the program director and afternoon DJ at Lightning 100, died Sunday, according to a statement from the radio station. The industry veteran spent time at WKDF and WGFX during the 1980s and '90s when those stations broadcast rock music.
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.
WRLT GM Fred Buc said, “We had been searching for a firm with stability and a successful track record. Regional Reps provides the deep sales force we need to accurately represent our unique station to a multitude of national clients. Their staff is pleasant, yet aggressive in their efforts to provide us the additional revenue we require. I am confident this will be a great long term partnership!"