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Big Moose Boston Butts for MSABC

Posted on: October 13th, 2022 by brent

Costellos Butcher ShopSOLD OUT – Check back here for availability

Pick up is Wednesday, November 23rd from 10am-2p.

 

Big Moose, Semi-Pro Amateur BBQ guy, now award winning, winning Top Chef… Is smoking a limited number of Boston Butts for the cause with Costello’s Butcher Shoppe. There are only 50 Butts available and they will be available to pick up the day before Thanksgiving. Order now… the money goes to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Orders are closed on October 28th. Pickup is on Wednesday, November 23rd.

 

Brent and Mel got some GREAT CMA news – October 10, 2022

Posted on: October 10th, 2022 by brent

Download the APP

Posted on: September 22nd, 2022 by brent

The new Cat Country 98.7 App is ready!

Redesigned and your Control Center for Music. Get alerts when songs you want to hear are on.  Let us know what you think… You can vote Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.  Flash Contests mean more ways to win… Tickets, Fly Aways and $500 a month just for using the App.  

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CMA Award Nominations 2022

Posted on: September 7th, 2022 by brent

From Country Aircheck:

FULL LIST CMA Noms: Nominees for the 56th Annual CMA Awards in broadcast as well as artist/music categories are below. Winners will be honored in and around the live ABC telecast from Nashville Nov. 9.

Broadcast Personality
Small Market
  • The Cat Pak Morning Show With Brent And Mel; Brent Lane and Mel McCrae; WYCT/Pensacola, FL ***
  • Dr. Shane And Tess In The Morning; Shane Collins and Tess Connell; WPAP/Panama City, FL
  • The Eddie Foxx Show; Eddie Foxx and Amanda Foxx; WKSF/Asheville, NC
  • Liz & Scotty In The Morning; Liz Del Grosso and Scotty Cox; KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • Officer Don & DeAnn; “Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens; WBUL/Lexington, KY
Entertainer
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen 
Female
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson
Male
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen
Group
  • Lady A 
  • Little Big Town  
  • Midland  
  • Old Dominion   
  • Zac Brown Band
Duo
  • Brooks & Dunn  
  • Brothers Osborne  
  • Dan + Shay   
  • LoCash  
  • Maddie & Tae
Single
  • “Buy Dirt;” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Half Of My Hometown;” Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney; Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins; Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Producers: Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore  
  • “’Til You Can’t;” Cody Johnson; Producer: Trent Willmon; Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke  
  • “You Should Probably Leave;” Chris Stapleton; Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
Album
  • Growin’ Up; Luke Combs; Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton; Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley and Chip Matthews 
  • Humble Quest; Maren Morris; Producer: Greg Kurstin; Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea
  • Palomino; Miranda Lambert; Producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Mikey Reaves; Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning
  • Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • Time, Tequila & Therapy; Old Dominion; Producers: Shane McAnally and Old Dominion; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
Song
  • “Buy Dirt;” Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins and Matt Jenkins
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl;” Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce
  • “Sand In My Boots;” Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy and Josh Osborne
  • “Things A Man Oughta Know;” Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton and Lainey Wilson
  • “You Should Probably Leave;” Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley and Chris Stapleton 
Event
  • “Beers On Me;” Dierks Bentley with Breland and Hardy; Producers: Dierks Bentley and Ross Copperman
  • “If I Didn’t Love You;” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood; Producer: Michael Knox
  • “Longneck Way To Go;” Midland featuring Jon Pardi; Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
  • “Never Say Never;” Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson; Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Never Wanted To Be  That Girl;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Producers: Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
Musician
  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle 
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar 
  • Brent Mason, Guitar 
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo 
  • Derek Wells, Guitar 
Video
  • “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault);” Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton; Director: Blake Lively
  • “Longneck Way To Go;” Midland featuring Jon Pardi; Director: Harper Smith
  • “Never Say Never;” Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson; Director: Michael Monaco
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; Director: Alexa Campbell
  • “’Til You Can’t;” Cody Johnson; Director: Dustin Haney 
New Artist
  • Hardy
  • Walker Hayes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum
  • Lainey Wilson

Cat Country Cares for Kids Radiothon Raises Over $132,000 for Studer Family Children’s Hospital

Posted on: July 9th, 2022 by brent

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Cat Country98.7 and Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raised more than $132,763 during the station’s Cat Country Cares For Kids Radiothon, presented by Wind Creek Atmore. The annual event at Cordova Mall raised funds for a new neonatal transport vehicle.
 
Cat Country Cares for Kids Radiothon was hosted by Cat Country 98.7 and WEAR ABC 3 News Pensacola host Sue Straughn as well as NewsRadio 92.3 & ESPN Pensacola. 
 
The event provided listeners with the opportunity to hear from children and their parents about the high-quality care and recovery they received at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, which serves the Gulf Coast. Funds raised during the one-day broadcast completed the campaign to purchase a new Neonatal Transport Vehicle for Studer Family Children’s Hospital. This vehicle is equipped with a specialized incubator capable of delivering a level of quality care comparable to what a child would receive inside our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Morning show co-host Brent Lane said, “The Neonatal Transport Unit is vital to our community. To accomplish the goal of paying off the transport unit is such a blessing. The NICU at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital is a standout for care in the Southeast. Cat Country 98.7
was proud to join Channel 3, NewsRadio 92.3, and ESPN Pensacola to help tell the story of why this hospital impacts so many lives and how it continues to make this community better.”
 
Co-host Mel McCrae adds, “It’s an honor to play a small part in helping to raise funds for this equipment that will help so many families in our community. It’s always remarkable to see the outpouring of love and support from so many businesses and individuals each year.”
“We are grateful for the dedication and support of our media partners, volunteers, and Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation team members,” said Adrienne Maygarden, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation. “And, we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community who embrace our mission and join us in ensuring the highest level of neonatal care is available to local families throughout the communities we serve – keeping families close to home and their support systems.” Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, such as Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone. Changing the health of even one child or family creates a ripple effect felt by communities for years to come. “The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children has demonstrated the value of having a hospital dedicated to pediatrics,” said Will Condon, president of Studer Family Children’s Hospital. “The disease has hospitalized children at all ages — from two weeks old to 17 years old. It’s never been more important to have specialized pediatric care in our region, and never more important to have the community’s support for our healing Mission.”
 
Since 1983, CMN Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion in unrestricted funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. About the Studer Family Children’s Hospital The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart serves as the only children’s hospital in Northwest Florida. The Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of children’s medical care, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified physicians across 30 pediatric specialties. The Children’s Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay.
 
For more information, visit studerfamilychildrenshospital.com.

 

Open Our Museum

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 by brent

OpenA website and petition campaign called Open Our Museum has been organized by a group of local citizens and civic leaders working together to urge the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense (DoD) to reestablish the public access waiver to NAS Pensacola so all citizens are allowed to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) and the base’s other historic attractions.

Some of the civic leaders behind the campaign include retired Navy Capt. Dean-o Fournier, former Pensacola mayors Jerry Maygarden, Ashton Hayward, Mike Wiggins and John Fogg, retired Marine Lt. Col. David Glassman with Freedom Quest, and Nancy Fetterman – widow of the late U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Jack Fetterman who served as president & CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

“Jack worked tirelessly for decades to transform the Naval Aviation Museum into the national treasure that it is today. He’d be so disappointed to know that the public is still being denied access to it,” said Fetterman. “The entire purpose of the museum was for everyone to experience its magic and wonder, to inspire all.”

For two-and-a-half years the public has been restricted entry to a National Museum whose operations are paid for, in large part, by their hard-earned tax dollars.

Following a terrorist attack on base in December of 2019, access to the National Naval Aviation Museum, as well as the Pensacola Lighthouse, Fort Barrancas and the Blue Angels practices, has been restricted to only Department of Defense (DoD) cardholders and veterans who possess a Veterans Health Identification Card. All other U.S. citizens are still not allowed access. 

The community campaign hopes to change that.

Founded in 1963 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, NNAM tells the story of how Pensacola became the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” and has been at the cutting edge of aerospace history for more than a century.

Since its founding, NNAM has grown to become the second-largest aviation museum in the United States. Featuring more than 150 fully-restored military aircraft, thousands of artifacts, and dozens of military exhibits on display, plus a giant screen movie theater, virtual reality flight simulators, interactive rides, and more – NNAM is considered a top 10 attraction in Florida and the leading tourist attraction between Orlando and New Orleans. Its visitors come from every state in the U.S., with more than 70 percent visiting from outside Florida.

A recent economic impact study done by Matrix for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) found that NNAM’s visitorship declined by 64% in January and February of 2020 due to restricted base access. That equates to approximately 342 total jobs and $11 million in labor income lost due to the enhanced security measures stemming from the December 2019 terrorist attack on base. The NAMF study also found that local industry sectors lost an estimated $31.5 million in gross sales between 2019 and 2020 directly related to declining visitor traffic.

Visits to the Pensacola base’s historic attractions have always been treasured by tourists and locals alike before access became locked off. Tens of millions of citizens have visited the National Naval Aviation Museum, and other base attractions, for decades without the occurrence of a single significant security incident.

 

“It’s time to cut through the red tape and get our museum reopened to everyone, once again,” said Fetterman.

Cat Country 98.7 and Brent Lane Nominated for an 2022 ACM Award

Posted on: January 24th, 2022 by brent

ACM 2022ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES

NOMINEES FOR RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR THE

57TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and will stream live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, marking the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively. The live show will give fans in Las Vegas and around the world a nonstop party to celebrate Country Music’s biggest stars. Tickets are available to purchase now at Ticketmaster.

The full list of 57th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, as will talent ACM 2022bookings for the show itself, including hosts, performers, and presenters.

57th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                  

  • Adam & Jen in the Morning – Adam Lamberd, Jen LittleKIOK-FM           Kennewick, WA
  • Liz and Scotty in the Morning – Liz DelGrosso and Scotty CoxKCLR-FM           Columbia, MO
  • Morning Wake-Up Call With Dave Daniels – Dave DanielsKHAY-FM          Ventura, CA     
  • The Cat Pak Morning Show – Brent LaneWYCT-FM         Pensacola, FL
  • The Philip Gibbons Show – Philip GibbonsWGSQ-FM        Cookeville, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                              

  • KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
  • KHAY-FM         Ventura, CA
  • WXBQ-FM Bristol, VA
  • WXFL-FM    Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM    Pensacola, FL

About the Academy of Country Music Awards™

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music and will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more with a show so big, only a stadium can hold it. The 57th ACM Awards are looking toward the future with a historic, first of its kind partnership with Amazon Prime Video, making history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively, LIVE from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7, 2022. Tickets for the Awards are available to purchase now at Ticketmaster.

Manna Hat 2020-2021 Auction

Posted on: December 11th, 2021 by brent

Manna Hat 2021The 2020-2021 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 3/8ths

Congrats to Larry and Shotzi Clemons who won this years hat with a bid of $1300, all of which will go to Manna Food Pantries.

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Thank you to Pensacola Boot Store for generously providing the 2020-2021 Manna Hat.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Artist
Date/Location
Location on the Hat
Parmalee
March 13, 2020 – Wild Gregs
Left Rear Bill
Jimmie Allen November 12, 2020 – Wild Gregs Rear Bill
Riley Green May 28, 2021 – The Wharf Right Rear Bill
Luke Combs July 2, 2021 – The Wharf Front Bill
Brantley Gilbert July 17, 2021 – The Wharf Left Bill
Caylee Hammack July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Dylan Scott July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Luke Bryan July 31, 2021 – The Wharf Left Front Bill
Gabby Barrett August 13, 2021 – The Wharf Left Bill
Thomas Rhett August 13, 2021 – The Wharf Front Stack
Carly Pearce August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Niko Moon August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Bill
Tenille Arts August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Lady A August 19, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Stack
Elvie Shane October 9, 2021 – The Wharf Right Dimple
Rodney Atkins October 30, 2021-Pensacola Fair Left Dimple
Hardy October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
John Morgan October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Left Stack
Jason Aldean October 31, 2021 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Mitchell Tenpenny November 6, 2021 – Wild Gregs Rear Right Stack
Jon Langston November 12, 2021 – Wild Gregs Rear Left Stack
Kip Moore November 13, 2021 – The Port, Alabama Left Bill
Larry Fleet November 14, 2021 – Miracle on Palafox Right Stack
Ray Fulcher November 14, 2021 – Miracle on Palafox Right Stack
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Cat Country Cares Radiothon 2021 Raises over $76,000

Posted on: July 20th, 2021 by brent
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Cat Country 98.7 Raises Over $76,000 for Studer Family Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Pensacola, FL (September 2, 2021) – Cat Country 98.7 and Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raised more than $76,000 during the station’s Cat Country Cares For Kids Radiothon, presented by Wind Creek Atmore. The annual event at Cordova Mall raised funds for a new neonatal transport vehicle. 

Cat Country Cares for Kids Radiothon was hosted by radio personality, Brent Lane and WEAR ABC 3 News, Pensacola host, Sue Straughn as well as NewsRadio 92.3 & ESPN Pensacola. The event provided listeners with the opportunity to hear from children and their parents about the high-quality care and recovery they received at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, which serves the Gulf Coast. Sacred Heart

Morning show host Brent Lane said, “The Neonatal Transport Unit is an important part of the overall service to the community that makes up Studer Family Children’s Hospital. Cat Country 98.7 was proud to join WEAR ABC 3 News, NewsRadio 92.3, and ESPN Pensacola to help tell the story of why this hospital impacts so many lives and how it continues to make this community better.” 

“We are fortunate to have such great community partners working alongside a community who cares deeply for others,” said Carol Carlan, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation. “We thank all those who have given generously of their resources, time and talents. You always come through when we need you the most!   

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, such as Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone. Changing the health of even one child or family creates a ripple effect felt by communities for years to come. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on children has demonstrated the value of having a hospital dedicated to pediatrics,” said Will Condon, president of Studer Family Children’s Hospital. “The disease has hospitalized children at all ages — from two weeks old to 17 years old. It’s never been more important to have speciallized pediatric care in our region, and never more important to have the community’s support for our healing Mission.”

 

Since 1983, CMN Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion in unrestricted funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. 

In addition, the transport unit has a specialized incubator.  Capable of delivering a similar level of quality care as the NICU at Studer Family Wind_Creek_4C_Horz-removebgChildren’s Hospital. Please, join us in sharing hope with the children who make our hospital home. Whether for a day or months at a time, they deserve the best possible care and hope for a healthy future.

 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

 

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Phone Bank Sponsor

 
 

Hope Sponsor

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Cat Country 98.7 wins 2021 Service to America Award

Posted on: July 12th, 2021 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 has been recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters with the “Service to America” Award for Mission Restore Hope with WEAR-TV and the United Way of West Florida.  

Watch the 23rd Annual Celebration of America Awards on WEAR ABC Channel 3 on July 17 at 4:30pm.

Service to Community Award for Radio – Medium Market
WYCT-FM Pensacola, Florida, Hurricane Sally Relief Efforts
In September 2020, Hurricane Sally meandered into the Gulf of Mexico and 36 hours out, this slow-moving storm was forecast to make landfall 200 miles away from Pensacola. Instead, it took a slow right turn and became the first direct hit for Pensacola in 16 years. Following the devastation of this hurricane, the team at WYCT-FM wanted to do something to help the community rebuild and recover from the storm. In partnership with United Way of West Florida and their TV partner WEAR-TV, this local station launched “Mission Restore Hope” to raise over $300,000 to help local organizations fund rebuilding efforts and help the community feel at home again.