Lisa Manning – Weekdays 9:00am-2:00pm on 95.5 NASH ICON!
Not only is Lisa Manning a radio dynamo, she’s an energetic mom that manages a showbiz career and a family life at home with 2 teenagers and makes it look easy.
Born into “the business” (her father, a former radio DJ, owned an ad agency in Washington DC), Manning started out cutting commercials at age 6. “My whole family is in the biz in some way,” she laughs. Manning’s mother, a successful actress, headed DC’s American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and her sister is now the voice of Pearl on “SpongeBob Square Pants” and the voice of Diane on “Family Guy.” The multi-talented Lisa, followed down her mother’s path in acting, as well as her dad’s in radio, which also led to a board position at AFTRA.
Launching her nearly three-decade radio-career in college, Manning’s on-air personality was shaped by her experience in several markets, including Charlotte, Cleveland, Norfolk, back to DC, and finally settling here in Nashville.
Given her showbiz background, Nashville was a comfortable fit for Lisa. She did her share singing demos for Nashville’s top-tier songwriters, all the while absorbing all she could about the music business.
“I LOVE what I do and to be able to work with this incredible, legendary radio station, playing country music in Nashville is especially cool,” endears Manning.
These days, when Lisa isn’t in the studio, you’ll find her spending time with her family…and, oh yeah, attending Tennessee Titans games. While Manning won’t ever relinquish her Washington Redskins jersey, she has embraced her home-town team, and she’s a season-ticket holders of our boys in blue and white. GO, TITANS!!!! See you in the stands, Lisa!
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CMA MUSIC FEST time, that is! Not only does 955 NASH ICON have your chance to win tickets to the sold-out Nissan Stadium shows, there’s ALWAYS so much info and links for EVERYTHING happening around town at: Full Schedule Get out and soak it all in!!! -Lisa : )MORE
…It’s National Donut Day!… You can bascially eat around 12,000 calories in donuts for next to nothing…lol… Krispy Kreme will give you a free donut, no purchase necessary… Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a free donut when you buy a drink, and Walmart is apparently giving out free glazed donuts all day…they expect to give away…MORE
Mmmmmm…Steak…LOVE the smell of it on the grill, right? What about meat-scented CANDLES though??? Maybe… Father’s Day is coming, and the people behind A-1 steak sauce have launched a new line of candles that…wait for it…SMELL LIKE MEAT!!! They come in 3 yummy flavors, including Original Meat, Backyard BBQ and Classic burger…LOL… You can order…MORE
As we get into a Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial kickoff to summer…let’s remember the reason for this long weekend and salute and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. There are many locations around Nashville where you can celebrate the true reason for the Memorial Day holiday… Visit…MORE
Sounds Like Nashville asked a few Country artists to give their festival survival tips, and they’re hilarious!… Scotty McCreery says hydrating early is VERY important, that it’s the only way to make it to late night…He’s a fan of Pedialyte…???!!! Cam says it’s all about hydration, sunscreen and big hats! Carly Pearce says she sweats…MORE
Did you kow each Tuesday and Thursday, there are about 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Ave. North and 5th Ave. North?!… They are there from 11-2PM…There’s a link on the Facebook page; Facebook.com/foodtrucksnash… TODAY, there are trucks there for your lunchtime yumminess like, Banjos, Bare Naked Bagels, Blue Monkey Shaved…MORE
It’s tempting to just eat your lunch at your desk, and catch up on work…BUT, the top 5 reasons why you should step away from your desk to eat lunch are: It helps you concentrate! Taking a short break can help your brain after some fuel! It protects your eyesight apparently…staring at the screen too…MORE
It’s officially May, and that means it’s time for the TN. Renaissance Festival!!! We’ve been taking the kids there for years, and go back every year! Where else can you dress like a fairy or a knight, tour an actual castle, grab a giant turkey leg and enjoy jousting in the sunshine?! We have a…MORE
Yes…I wore my Star Wars shirt to work today. Why? well, it’s May the 4th! AND, even if you’re not a Star Wars geek like alot of us, you get the play on words…hopefully! Thought it was kinda cool that our Nashville Sounds will be home for a few home games at First TN. Park…TONIGHT,…MORE
HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon is Saturday downtown, beginning at 8th Ave. and Broadway and ending at Nissan Stadium, with road closures we thought you may want to take note of! Thank you Metropolitan Nashville Police Department! https://www.nashville.gov/News-Media/News-Article/ID/7468/Road-Closures-will-Begin-Early-Saturday-for-Annual-Marathon.aspx -Lisa ManningMORE
SO excited for “AVENGERS:INFINITY WAR”!!! It opens tonight in theatres…and I found a few “fun facts” about it… -There are 64 superhero characters in the film… -The “Avenegers: Infinity War” sequel is untitled and will hit theatres sometime in 2019… -Apparently, Robert Downey, Jr. (aka Iron Man) requested that his furniture be shipped to the…MORE
Just wanted to thank the fine folks at BMI for having us last night to kick off their Rooftop On The Row series!!! Of course, it was raining AGAIN, so we had more like a Lobby Concert on the Row, but hey! It was AWESOME. Thanks to George Dickel for being the title sponsor, and…MORE
Hopefully, this weather will continue on through the weekend for a change!!! GO, PREDS!!! They could wrap it up tonight with a win at Bridgestone…:D Trying to plan what I may do this weekend…kids…dogs…Thinking about the Dogs & Dogwoods at Cheekwood, which is ALWAYS a blast! Also, Earth Day Festival is great to be outside…MORE
Whew! Got our returns signed and delivered…did you? Found this on Channel 4’s website with some cool deals and freebies to celebrate at least sending them off and getting them done!!! http://www.wsmv.com/story/37974499/heres-a-list-of-deals-and-freebies-for-tax-day-2018 -Lisa : ) MORE
SO much to do this weekend in Music City!!! I can’t possibly do everything I would like to do this weekend here… I mean, of course I SHOULD be “spring cleaning” AGAIN…(I can do that year-round and always have more stuff to get rid of…) But, tonight, for example…BRAD PAISLEY is at Bridgestone…I have friends…MORE
…And by that, I mean…It’s time for TIN PAN SOUTH!!! THE legendary songwriter’s festival is in town through Saturday and if you want to hear the best songwriters, get a ticket now and enjoy over 400 writers at venues all over Nashville… Check out www.tinpansouth.com for ticket and writer/venue info… NSAI and the whole Tin…MORE
Yep! For the 1st time in 73 years, Easter and April Fool’s Day share the same date! (Be careful, that chocolate bunny in your Easter basket may not be what it seems…) This weekend there are lots of fun things to do around Nashville… I used to love taking the kids to the Nashville Zoo…MORE
Easter is almost here!!! One of our favorite family traditions is having that delicious HoneyBaked Ham!!! I can taste it now…mouth-watering HoneyBaked Ham AND they also have turkey for your Easter dinner!!! Check out your nearest HoneyBaked Ham store and order yours today!!! https://myhoneybakedstore.com/nashville/203?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local&utm_campaign=localmaps&utm_content=203 -Lisa : DMORE
Trisha and Garth are always so humbled by the fact that the Country Music Hall of Fame asks them to do the honors of announcing the newest inductees into the Hall… The Country music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be: Dottie West-in the Vererans Era category… Johnny Gimble-in the Recording/Touring Musician category… AND…MORE
This is such a cool show happening TONIGHT and for such a great cause… It’s “90’s NIGHT” at 7PM at Marathon Music Works and it benefits the T.J.Martell Foundation! Cole Swindell, LOCASH, Tyler Farr, Michael Ray, Chris Lane, Adam Sanders and of course, you never know what surprise guests will show up! Visit www.marathonmusicworks.com …MORE
Happy Daylight Savings Time! I, for one, am ALWAYS so excited for Daylight Savings Time…and I think that comes from being a kid and Mom saying to come home when it gets dark…THAT meant we can stay out later!!! I was that girl who played kickball with the boys all the time ; ) Some…MORE
SO, the average person eats 4 bowls of cereal a week…ONLY 4??? How about this…the average person eats a half TON of cereal over the course of their life! That sounds about right, for this cereal fanatic. I figure is it’s ok for Jerry Seinfeld to be a cereal fan, it’s ok for all of…MORE
So, I was scrolling through my mail and as always, looking to see what super cool, new gadgets Bed, Bath & Beyond has…The “Beyond” section is my favorite…LOL… I guess this gives new meaning to ‘trash talking”… Bwahahahahahahaha…HAPPY MONDAY! -Lisa : D https://video.bedbathandbeyond.com/latest-videos/sh-sensorcan-lifestyle-62085441-mp4/114661406-123508749/MORE
OK…So, we knew this was coming last night. But, is anyone else as upset as I am about Carl??? (CORAALLLL!) As a fan of the TWD comics, I still say this was a bad decision to go this direction with such a HUGE character, who has SUCH a HUGE part to play in the whole…MORE
Well, it’s actually called “Purses for Pawsibilities”… Mark your calendar for Wed., Feb. 28 at Main Street Gallery and join my friends at PROVERBS 12:10 ANIMAL RESCUE as we bring you this awesome event, featuring an exciting live handbag auction, to raise funds to support Proverbs, as they provide for more than 1200 pets annually.…MORE
Alan Jackson will take his place among music’s most notable composers and lyricists, as a 2018 inductee into the Songwriter’s HOF! The formal ceremony will be in NYC June 14… How cool is that?! Alan’s SHOF induction comes just months after he was inducted into the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME… What’s YOUR favorite ALAN…MORE