Archive for October, 2019

Chris Janson joins Brent and Candy for Halloween 2019

Posted on: October 31st, 2019 by brent

Let’s talk costumes, candy, and spooky stories…

The Cat Pak Halloween Playlist

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 by brent

  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels
  • The Night Lights Went Out in Georgia – Reba
  • Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charlie Daniels
  • Werewolf in London  – Warren Zevon
  • Twilight Theme Song
  • Friday the 13th Theme Song
  • Hotel California – Eagles
  • Beaches of Cheyanne – Garth Brooks
  • Marie Leveau – Bobby Bare
  • Ghostbusters – Ray Parker
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Highway to Hell – ACDC
  • Dragula – Rob Zombie
  • Nightmare on My Street – Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Seven Spanish Angels – Willie Nelson and Ray Charles
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky – Johnny Cash
  • Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
  • Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
  • Witchy Woman – Eagles
  • Midnight in Montgomery – Alan Jackson
  • The Ride – David Allen Coe
  • Elvira – Oakridge Boys

Is there something you think should be on the list?

53rd CMA Award Nominations – Cat Country WINS

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by brent
» 2019 CMA Awards Nominees: Jimmie Allen, Ashley McBryde, Midland and Morgan Wallen revealed final nominees for The 53rd Annual CMA Awards this morning (8/28). They are:Entertainer

  • Garth Brooks
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
  • Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay, Day + Shay
  • Desperate Man, Eric Church
  • Girl, Maren Morris
Single Of The Year
  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
  • “Girl,” Maren Morris
  • “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
  • “Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Speechless,” Dan + Shay
Song Of The Year
  • “Beautiful Crazy,” Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford
  • “Girl,” Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
  • “God’s Country,” Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
  • “Rainbow,” Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • “Tequila,” Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds
Musical Event
  • “All My Favorite People,” Maren Morris f/Brothers Osborne
  • “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
  • “Dive Bar,” Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
  • “Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X f/Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “What Happens in a Small Town,” Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Mac McAnally
  • Ilya Toshinsky
  • Derek Wells
  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
  • “Girl,” Maren Morris
  • “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
  • “Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves
  • “Some of It,” Eric Church
New Artist
  • Cody Johnson
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Midland
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen
CMA Radio Station Of The Year

Brent and Candy are Live from the Visit Pensacola Sandbox for CMA Week

Posted on: October 27th, 2019 by brent

Brent and Candy are live from the Visit Pensacola Sandbox in Nashville for CMA Week November 11-13th.  

Cat Country 98.7 won CMA Station of the Year for 2019 and we are proud to represent Pensacola in Nashville with our partners from Visit Pensacola.  We will be bringing the beach to Music City with interviews every morning with your favorite country stars.

Last year Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Riley Green, Garth Brooks and many more stopped by to talk about their experience in Pensacola.

Thanks again to Visit Pensacola who makes this trip possible. Pepsi who is our official beverage of the Cat Pak Morning Show this year.  The Pensacola Boot Store is proudly dressing Brent and Candy for the CMAs and once again Fishbein Orthodontics is our official Smile Provider (look for great picks from back stage thanks to Fishbein).

Mitchell Tenpenny College Picks for October 26

Posted on: October 25th, 2019 by brent

Mitchell Tenpenny calls a win for the Tigers…


Jordan Davis joins Brent and Candy for College Picks – Oct. 19

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 by brent

Jordan Davis joins Brent and Candy for College Football Picks and to talk about his European Tour, playing the Pensacola Interstate Fair and his love of funnel cakes. Jordan picks the Florida, FSU, Auburn, Alabama and LSU Games… PLUS CALLS the game for the Argos!

Carrie Underwood calls the CMA Station of the Year 2019

Posted on: October 12th, 2019 by brent

Carrie Underwood made the call to Brent and Candy to announce that Cat Country 98.7 had won the 2019 CMA Station of the Year!

CatCountry 98.7 named 2019 CMA Station of the Year

Pensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been named 2019 Radio Station of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA). Carrie Underwood called Brent and Candy to announce the win. This is the second time in three years Cat Country 98.7 has won the coveted CMA Station of the Year award.

CatCountry 98.7 personalities Brent & Candy were also nominated by the CMA for the 2018 Radio Personalities of the Year for The Cat Pak Morning Show. Brent & Candy’s CatPak Morning Show is “Live & Local” 5A to 10A Monday-Friday on CatCountry 98.7 and on

The CMA Awards will air on WEAR ABC 3 on November 13th at 7pm. Brent and Candy will be broadcasting live from Nashville in the days leading up to the awards show.

Brent Lane says “This incredible honor and recognition from the Country Music Association is a direct reflection on our community. Cat Country 98.7 is so proudly locally owned and operated by Dave and Mary Hoxeng. To be recognized on a national level is a great and heartfelt honor we cherish on behalf of this community.”

Rules – CMA Song of the Day

Posted on: October 12th, 2019 by brent

October 14, 2019



The specific Rules for this Contest written below are in addition to “Cat Country 98.7 General Contest Rules” dated 07/17/19.  If there is a conflict in language, these specific Rules will govern.

Contest Name: CMA DREAM TRIP FLYAWAY Contest (the ‘Contest’)

Station(s):  CAT COUNTRY 98.7 – WYCT(FM), PENSACOLA (the “Stations(s)”)

Station Business Address:  7251 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504

Station Business Telephone:  850-262-6000

  1. Description of Contest/Promotion.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend upon the number of Participants.



Listen to Cat Country 98.7 at approximately 7:20am every weekday to hear what the CMA Song of the Day is.


Every time your hear the CMA Song of the Day be the 9th caller at 850-430-1987 to qualify for the CMA DREAM TRIP Flyaway.


This is a local contest sponsored by Cat Country 98.7, and it has no connection to any other organization.  The Contest is open to all Cat Country listeners, 21 years or older who currently reside in: Escambia, FL, Escambia, AL, Santa Rosa, FL, Baldwin, AL, Okaloosa, FL.


  1. Due to delays in the online streaming of the Station’s broadcast signal, listeners to the online stream may not be able to participate in or may be disadvantaged in participating in on-air contests. Entrants are encouraged to listen to the Station on-air. The Station is not responsible for online streaming delays.
  2. At least one (1) trip participant must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of the trip. Minimum age for 2nd participant is thirteen (13) years of age. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  3. A parent or legal guardian must accompany any trip participant under eighteen (18) years of age.
  4. No parent or legal guardian may leave anyone under eighteen (18) years of age alone (or in the care of anyone else) at any time, event, venue or in the hotel.

Employees of the Station and its contractors and the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of or contractors to other radio, cable, or television stations, former employees (until 30 days after last date of compensation), and members of the immediate family of any such persons are NOT eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, stepparents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as in-laws, or by current or past marriages, re-marriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

Any Prizes not awarded due to ineligibility of Participant are returned to the Station for reuse.


Grand Prize: JD HAAS Dream Trip Fly Away to CMA Awards from MCA Nashville

Qualifier Prize: 2 tickets to the exclusive Cat Country 98.7 CMA Watch Party at Wild Greg’s.

All Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-transferable.  To claim Prize, winner must come to the Station offices during the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, within 30 days after being the prospective winner, and provide government-issued photo ID that Station will copy for file. After identification procedure and forms are satisfactorily completed, prospective winner may claim their Prize. Winner must complete an IRS W-4 Withholding Allowance Form; and an IRS 1099 will be issued in January 2020. If Prize is cash, a check for the Prize will be sent to winners mailing address no later than 30 days after Prize is won. The Station’s business office is at 7251 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida  32504. 850-262-6000

See “Cat Country 98.7 General Contest Rules” dated 07/17/2019 for important additional contest information.

Blanco Brown explains the origins of the Git Up

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by brent

Blanco Brown had a summer sensation with the Git Up… The Album drops now.

Kelsea Ballerini makes College Football Picks for Oct. 12

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by brent

Kelsea Ballerini give Brent and Candy her college football picks for October 12.