CAN YOU GUESS WHICH YEAR OF MUSIC WE'RE FEATURING THIS WEEK? Deep album tracks, Classic Rock favorites, rarities, & lost artists spiced with lifestyle events & crossovers from other musical genres. It's a unique way to capture Progressive Radio's past!
A Music City native, Fred caught the radio bug early in life at the tender age of 14 and carried his new love forward into college radio, where he served as Program Director, Music Director and Station Manager of Vanderbilt University’s WRVU. A radio industry veteran since 1974, Fred worked nine years in various on-air and operational capacities at Nashville's Country WKDA and the Album-Oriented-Rocker (AOR) WKDF, rising to Program Director/Music Director in 1980. He was also a member of the original Alternative "Rebel 100″ air staff in the late 80s. Later, Fred served as a Radio Accounts Manager at Jefferson-Pilot Communications in Charlotte, NC and was an on-air personality at Classic Rock KCFX/Kansas City. He returned to his Music City roots in 1992 as the Production Manager of WRLT/Nashville ("Lightning 100"), an independent Adult Alternative FM station. In 1995, Fred was promoted to Director of Operations for the station’s parent group (Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc.) and became General Manager for the group’s five Nashville-based stations (WRLT, WRLG, WYYB, WDBL-AM & FM) in 1998. He's a member of the Country Music Association, the Americana Music Association, and a 2004 alum of Nashville's exclusive professional industry program, Leadership Music". In addition to having a long on-air history in Nashville, Fred produced and hosted WRLT’s popular “Retro Lightning” program every Saturday morning for over 19 years, beginning in 1993. “Retro Album Rock" on Live365 is a reincarnation of Lightning 100's most-popular and Nashville's longest-running specialty show!