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Hurricane Checklist

Posted on: May 30th, 2023 by brent

1. Charge any device that provides light. Laptops, tablets, cameras, video cameras, and old phones. Old cell phones can still used for dialing 911. Charge external battery back ups.

2. Wash all trash cans, big and small, and fill with water for flushing toilets. Line outdoor trash cans with trash bags, fill with water and store in the garage. Add bleach to sterilize.

3. Fill every tub and sink with water. Cover sinks with Saran Wrap to keep it from collecting dust. Fill washing machine and leave lid up to store water.

4. Fill old empty water bottles and other containers with water and keep near sinks for washing hands.

5. Fill every Tupperware with water and store in freezer. These will help keep food cold longer and serve as a back up water supply.

6. Fill drinking cups with water and cover with Saran Wrap. Store as many as possible in fridge. The rest you can store on the counter and use first before any water bottles are opened. Ice is impossible to find after the storm.

7. Reserve fridge space for storing tap water and keep the sealed water bottles on the counter.

8. Cook any meats in advance and other perishable foods. You can freeze cooked food. Hard boil eggs for snacks for first day without power.

9. Be well hydrated before the storm hits and avoid salty foods that make you dehydrated.

10. Wash all dirty clothes and bed sheets. Anything dirty will smell without the A/C, you may need the items, and with no A/C, you’ll be sweating a lot. You’re going to want clean sheets.

11. Toss out any expiring food, clean cat litter boxes, empty all trash cans in the house, including bathrooms. Remove anything that will cause an odor when the A/C is off. If you don’t have a trash day pickup before the storm, find a dumpster.

12. Bring in any yard decor, secure anything that will fly around, secure gates, bring in hoses, potted plants, etc. Bring in patio furniture and grills.

13. Clean your environment so you have clear, easy escape routes. Even if that means temporarily moving furniture to one area.

14. Scrub all bathrooms so you are starting with a clean odor free environment. Store water filled trash cans next to each toilet for flushing.

15. Place everything you own that is important and necessary in a backpack or small file box that is easy to grab. Include your wallet with ID, phone, hand sanitizer, snacks, etc. Get plastic sleeves for important documents.

16. Make sure you have cash on hand.

17. Stock up on pet food and fill up bowls of water for pets.

18. Refill any medications. Most insurance companies allow for 2 emergency refills per year.

19. Fill your propane tanks. You can heat soup cans, boil water, make coffee, and other stuff besides just grilling meat. Get an extra, if possible.

20. Drop your A/C in advance and lower temperatures in your fridges.

21. Gather all candles, flashlights, lighters, matches, batteries, and other items and keep them accessible.

22. Clean all counters in advance. Start with a clean surface. Buy Clorox Wipes for cleaning when there is no power. Mop your floors and vacuum. If power is out for 10 days, you’ll have to live in the mess you started with.

23. Pick your emergency safe place such as a closet under the stairs. Store the items you’ll need in that location for the brunt of the storm. Make a hand fan for when the power is out.

24. Shower just before the storm is scheduled to hit.

25. Keep baby wipes next to each toilet. Don’t flush them. It’s not the time to risk clogging your toilet!

26. Run your dishwasher, don’t risk having dirty smelly dishes and you need every container for water! Remember you’ll need clean water for brushing your teeth, washing yourself, and cleaning your hands.

27. Put a small suitcase in your car in case you decide to evacuate. Also put at least one jug of water in your car. It will still be there if you don’t evacuate! You don’t need to store all water in the house. Remember to pack for pets as well.

28. Check on all family members, set up emergency back up plans, and check on elderly neighbors.

29. Remember, pets are family too. Take them with you!

30. Before the storm, unplug all electronics. There will be power surges during and after the storm.

31. Gas up your car and have a spare gas container for your generator or your car when you run out.

32. Get LED Lanterns… They last a LONG TIME and are super bright 

If you can, take a video of your house and contents….walk room to room–open cabinets/drawers and closets. This will help if you need to make a claim later. It will show proof of items and help you list all the items (help your memory, so you don’t forget anything)…I highly recommend!!!

I also heard you should freeze a cup of water, place a coin on top after it is frozen…keep this in your freezer to help you gauge the temperature if the power goes out. If the coin stays on top, the food is staying frozen. If the coin falls into the water, the freezer thawed out and most food will likely need to be thrown away. This is super helpful is you have to leave and come back, as it may appear everything is still frozen, but if the coin is in the cup–you will know!!

Finally, anything that you want to try and preserve, but you can’t take with you—place it in a plastic bin and put in your dishwasher, lock the door—this should make it water tight in case of any water intrusion into your home. But of course, take all the important/irreplaceable items you can!!

Stay Safe everyone!

Cat Country wins 5th ACM Station of the Year Award

Posted on: April 25th, 2023 by brent

ACM RADIO AWARD WINNERS REVEALED

AHEAD OF THE 58TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

 

NASHVILLE, TN (April 25, 2023) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, taking place Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. The announcement was posted on the Academy’s official social media pages with the help of numerous artists, including ACM Award nominees Lainey Wilson and Priscilla Block. The two-hour show will stream live without commercial interruption exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide for the second year in a row. Last year, the 57th ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.

WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL both takes home their 5th total ACM Awards for Small Market Radio Station of the Year.

“The Academy congratulates all of our ACM Awards radio winners for championing the artists that make up the soundtrack of Country fans’ lives,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Country radio has always been and continues to be one of the most important ways for today’s favorite artists to connect with fans, and for fans to find up-and-coming acts to fall in love with. We can’t wait to celebrate these stellar Country radio personalities and stations in Frisco leading up to the ACM Awards on Prime Video on May 11.”

Below is a complete list of the Radio Award winners for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards:

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

  • NATIONAL DAILY – Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen | The Big D and Bubba Show
  • NATIONAL WEEKLY Elaina Smith | With Elaina
  • MAJOR MARKET – George, Mo and Erik | The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik – KILT – Houston, TX
  • LARGE MARKET – Big Dave, Stattman & Ashley | The Big Dave Show – WUBE – Cincinnati, OH
  • MEDIUM MARKET – Julie Kansy and Dale Sellers | Julie and DJ in the Morning – WPCV – Lakeland, FL
  • SMALL MARKET – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay | Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – WFLS – Fredericksburg, VA

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

  • MAJOR MARKET – KKBQ – Houston, Texas
  • LARGE MARKET – WSIX – Nashville, Tennessee
  • MEDIUM MARKET – WIVK – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • SMALL MARKET – WYCT – Pensacola, Florida

 

The 58th ACM Awards®, dubbed “country music’s party of the year,” will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming days. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

 

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, will stream live on Prime Video and without commercial interruption in 240 countries and territories worldwide, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase on SeatGeek.

 

A full database of previous Academy of Country Music Awards nominations and winners can be found on the Academy of Country Music website in the “Winners Search” section found here.

 

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman and Fonda Anita serving as executive producers of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Patrick Menton is co-executive producer. For more information, log ontowww.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org

 

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the country music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of nearly 5,000 nationwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 looks to be another monumental year for the Academy, with the ACM Awards returning to Texas on May 11 and streaming live for a global audience on Prime Video, still the only major awards show to livestream. The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in country music, from the boardroom to the stage, and over the last year has launched both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition. For more information, log onto ACMcountry.com or ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

For more information on the 58th ACM Awards, like the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for all the latest news and updates in your email inbox.

Lewis Bear Jr. Remembrance

Posted on: March 3rd, 2023 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 · In Remembrance of Lewis Bear Jr.

Cat Country Cat Plush

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by brent

Cat Plush

Put the Cat anywhere you want to bring you a little Cat Country Smile!

Cat Country Cat Plush

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Cat Country Masks

Posted on: January 22nd, 2021 by brent

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Candy Songs – Best of 2020

Posted on: December 27th, 2020 by brent

Candy put pen to paper  and came up with some amazing songs in 2020.

Cat Country 98.7 · Candy Songs – Best of 2020

 

Mission Restore Hope – Raised over $275,000

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by brent

Mission Restore Hope

Channel 3 News, Cat Country and United Way of West Florida hosted “Mission: Restore Hope:” an effort to help our community recover from Hurricane Sally.

Our community proudly raised over $275,000 for the United Way of West Florida.  The money will ALL stay local.

You can still donate:  TEXT 850RELIEF TO 41444

VISIT uwwf.org/sally

BACKGROUND ON HOW FUNDS ARE USED: 

United Way of West Florida will administer the funds.  The money will support recovery efforts for those who were impacted by Hurricane Sally, including assistance to households, building supplies and materials, and support for underinsured and uninsured individuals.   Funds will remain in the community to support recovery efforts.

What the United Way of West Florida is doing:

We are working around the clock to support Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, as we recover TOGETHER from Hurricane Sally.

United Way of West Florida is here before, during, and after disasters. While there is much work to be done in helping our community recover, your gift of money or time helps families get back in their homes and give our vulnerable community members the care they need. UWWF works with local organizations to thoughtfully build strategies to create resilient communities.

WAYS TO AID IN RELIEF EFFORTS

GIVE

The most immediate and useful way to support recovery efforts in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties is through financial assistance. This allows relief organizations to purchase and provide the supplies and resources most needed. To donate to UWWF’s Hurricane Relief Fund, text 850RELIEF to 41444.

VOLUNTEER

You can also support recovery efforts through volunteerism. We have combined our efforts with Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) to coordinate volunteers for the impacted areas. If you would like to support those affected by Hurricane Sally, please create a profile through the UWWF online volunteer portal, GET CONNECTED. BRACE will recruit volunteers by using this platform.

 

CONNECT TO RESOURCES

If you or someone you know need assistance, our information and referral hotline, 211 Northwest Florida, is available 24/7 identifying or accessing any support services in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. To access this completely free service, simply dial 211 from any landline or cellphone.

Please be patient when calling for resources, as the hotline has been inundated by calls.

You may also visit the links below, based by counties, for the most up-to-date and verified information on basic services – food, water, and shelter.

 

 

 

Candy Song – Running From a Barge

Posted on: September 25th, 2020 by brent

The song of the week… Running from a Barge

Cat Country 98.7 · Candy Song – Running From A Barge

 

Candy Song – Lovin Summer

Posted on: July 24th, 2020 by brent

If you love Grease… You’ll Love “Lovin’ Summer” featuring Brent

Cat Country 98.7 · Candy Song – Lovin Summer Feat. Brent

Cat Country Commencement 2020

Posted on: June 6th, 2020 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 is proud to host a Virtual Commencement.


The Cat Country Class of 2020 is a resilient class. Your families are incredibly PROUD of you. What you will do with your lives and what you will become are going to be inspiring watch. You will alway say “I was the Class of 2020.”

When we started this project we tried to find a way to honor the seniors in Cat Country while doing something creative. As you started to send videos in we reached out to some friends in the community and in Country Music to see if they would participate in recognizing your accomplishments and they sure did!

Thank you to Sue Straughn, Malcolm Thomas, Tim Wyrosdick, Lee Brice, Justine Moore, Gabby Barrett, Dylan Scott, Brantley Gilbert, Jordan Davis, Florida Georgia Line, Carly Pearce, Brett Young, Preston from Locash, Ryan Hurd, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs, LANCO, Big Moose, Candy, Kevin, and Bridget.

Schools Represented in order throughout this project are Escambia High School, Booker T. Washington High School, Jay High School, Milton High School, J.M Tate High School, Pace High School, Gulf Breeze High School, Central High School, Navarre High School, West Florida High School of Advanced Technology, Baldwin County High School plus Carff Homeschool.

We used every video submitted.

Thank you for letting us be part of your lives every day… Know that we are proud of you!

Sincerely, Brent Lane