98.1 WSRR

Lisa Manning, WSRR 98.1 “The Cat” Memphis | September 27, 2004

From your Webmaster’s personal collection, here’s a ‘check of Lisa Manning on PD Rich Brother Robbin’s 98.1 The Cat Memphis from 2004. Recorded off the air on a Boston Acoustics HD radio plugged into a TEAC dual Cassette recorder, this is a great sounding off the air aircheck of Lisa Manning on WSRR. The Cat was a 70s/80s Classic Hits station that prior to this aircheck and Rich Brother Robbin arriving, was known as “Star 98”. The Cat was simply a re-branding and re-packaging of the format which was mostly 70s driven, but at this point had opened up to a lot of 80s Rock hits. I know that The Cat was voicetracked almost all shifts outside of the workday, having been doing morning news and weekends on sister WGKX “Kix 106 just two doors down the hall...

Kay Manley, WSRR 98.1 “The Cat” Memphis | September 28, 2004

Here’s one donated to the site way back in 2004 but just now posting. Contributor Kay Manley (WRVR, WSRR, WGKX) is featured here on her live afternoon show. The “Rockin’ Hits” ™ format was invented by Rich ‘Brother’ Robbin while in Nashville, and as part of it’s format overhaul, Citadel Broadcasting (Memphis Radio Group), upon taking ownership of WSRR from Barnstable, brought in Robbin to take the Classic Hits station to the next level. Always suffering from mediocre ratings, 98.1 did see a sizeable bump from this format tweak but it really wasn’t enough. But it sure sounded good on the air, and given Memphis’ demographics, the format would have done better in almost any other city. The station is now WXMX “98.1 The Max̶...

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