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Sweet Season Farms – Sept 30 – Nov 5

Posted on: September 15th, 2023 by brent

Sweet Season Farms



Milton, FL – September 2023 – In celebration of the October release of Reba’s upcoming lifestyle book Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots and companion album Not That Fancy, Sweet Season Farms is preparing to open a country music corn maze honoring the long-time legend. The 8-acre maze is scheduled to open September 30th.

While navigating the maze, guests will look for clues and play an interactive game quizzing them on how much they know about the country music legend. Participants will enjoy photo opps, music and prizes along the way.

Sweet Season Farms is one of 40+ farms featuring Reba in their corn maze this year. Collectively, the farms—which are designed by The MAiZE Inc. in 24 states across the U.S.—will reach more than a million visitors during the fall season.

While l admit being in a corn maze is one of the more unique things I’ve ever been invited to be a part of, I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with some of the things that matter most to me – farming, family, and friends,” said McEntire. “Growing up on a ranch in Oklahoma, I know how important agriculture is and I love being involved with something that brings more people out to farms across the country for good wholesome fun!”

Along with getting lost in the maze, guests will have the opportunity to enter to win a grand prize trip to Nashville for a one-night-only special event, “Not That Fancy: An Evening with Reba & Friends” set for November 5 at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. The prize will also include a two-night stay at a local hotel.

Additionally, one lucky winner from each farm will receive an autographed copy of Reba’s upcoming book Not That Fancy. Officially being released on Tuesday, October 10, the lifestyle book is a collection of funny, poignant, and deeply personal stories, photos, tips, and recipes straight from the “Fancy” singer herself. On October 6, Reba will also release a corresponding album Not That Fancy with stripped-down versions of some of her most iconic songs as well as a brand-new track.

“This is an exciting time to be working with Reba and we’re thrilled to honor her in our maze design this year,” said Trent Mathews, Owner, Sweet Season Farms. “Our farm and maze are all about providing wholesome family fun and lasting memories, and we know those things are just as important to her.”

Along with the corn maze, guests will also enjoy over 25 fun farm activities, including the Corn Popper, Cow Train, Beeline, and Junkyard obstacle course when they visit the farm. Sweet Season Farms will operate weekends from September 30th to November 5th. For more information, email info@sweetseasonfarms.comor visit



About Reba McEntire
Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that includes music, television, film, theater, retail and hospitality. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has more than 50 award wins under her belt, earning honors from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards, GRAMMY® Awards and GMA Dove Awards. Reba was also a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and more than 58 million albums sold worldwide. Reba earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba’s Top 10 success spans five straight decades, landing her in the singular group with only George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton who have the same achievement. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has multiple movie credits to her name, a critically-acclaimed lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, and starred in the 6-season television sitcom Reba. Reba has also proven to be a savvy entrepreneur, with longstanding brand partnerships including her Dillard’s clothing line and western footwear collection REBA by Justin™. She has even added restauranteur to the list with Reba’s Place, a restaurant, bar, retail and entertainment venue in Atoka, Oklahoma. Reba is serving as a coach on Seasons 24 and 25 of NBC’s The Voice. For more information, visit


57th CMA Nominations include Cat Country 98 7

Posted on: September 7th, 2023 by brent
57th CMA Awards Nominations
cmaawards57.jpgNominees in all categories for the 57th Annual CMA Awards are below. Winners will be honored Nov. 8 in and around the live ABC telecast.

Radio Station

Small Market

  • KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • WBYT/South Bend, IN
  • WKML/Fayetteville, NC
  • WXBQ/Johnson City, TN
  • WYCT/Pensacola, FL


  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen 
  • Lainey Wilson


  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson


  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen


  • Lady A 
  • Little Big Town  
  • Midland  
  • Old Dominion   
  • Zac Brown Band


  • Brooks & Dunn  
  • Brothers Osborne  
  • Dan + Shay   
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War And Treaty


  • “Fast Car”; Luke Combs; Producer: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathon Singleton; Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews
  • “Heart Like A Truck”; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “Need A Favor”; Jelly Roll; Producer: Austin Nivarel; Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun
  • “Next Thing You Know”; Jordan Davis; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi


  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville; Producers: John Osborne, John Peets; Mix Engineers: Gena Johnson, John Osborne
  • Bell Bottom Country; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Gettin’ Old; Luke Combs; Producers Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; Mix Engineers: Michael H. Brauer, Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • One Thing At A Time; Morgan Wallen Producers: Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery Mix Engineers: Josh Ditty, Joey Moi, Eivind Nordland
  • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat; Kelsea Ballerini Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym; Mix Engineers: Dan Grech-Marguerat, Alysa Vanderheym


  • “Fast Car”; Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
  • “Heart Like A Truck”; Songwriters: Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson
  • “Next Thing You Know”; Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Greylan James, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne
  • “Tennessee Orange”; Songwriters: David Fanning, Paul Jenkins, Megan Moroney, Ben Williams
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Songwriters: Renee Blair, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt


  • “Save Me”; Jelly Roll w/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina (Remix)” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina; Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Thank God”; Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown; Producer: Dann Huff
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
  • “We Don’t Fight Anymore”; Carly Pearce f/Chris Stapleton; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce


  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
  • Derek Wells
  • Charlie Worsham


  • “Light On In The Kitchen”; Ashley McBryde; Director: Reid Long
  • “Memory Lane”; Old Dominion; Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher
  • “Need A Favor”; Jelly Roll; Director: Patrick Tohill
  • “Next Thing You Know”; Jordan Davis; Director: Running Bear
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Director: Justin Clough

New Artist

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jelly Roll
  • Parker McCollum
  • Megan Moroney
  • Hailey Whitters

Download the APP – Register to Win $500

Posted on: July 29th, 2023 by brent

The new Cat Country 98.7 App is ready!  You could win $500.

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Cat Country wins 5th ACM Station of the Year Award

Posted on: April 25th, 2023 by brent




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:


  • 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


  • 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 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 or


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 or


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.

ACM Nominations 2023

Posted on: April 13th, 2023 by brent


  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen


  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson


  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen


  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War And Treaty


  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

New Female

  • Priscilla Block
  • Megan Moroney
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Morgan Wade
  • Hailey Whitters

New Male

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jackson Dean
  • Ernest
  • Dylan Scott
  • Nate Smith
  • Bailey Zimmerman


  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Ashley McBryde
  • Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson
  • Growin’ Up, Luke Combs
  • Mr. Saturday Night, Jon Pardi
  • Palomino, Miranda Lambert


  • “Heart Like A Truck,” Lainey Wilson
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown
  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson


  • “Sand In My Boots,” Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols
  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers
  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair
  • “You Should Probably Leave,” Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton

Visual Media

  • “Heartfirst,” Kelsea Ballerini
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown
  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson
  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hardy f/Lainey Wilson
  • “What He Didn’t Do,” Carly Pearce

Music Event

  • “At The End Of A Bar,” Chris Young w/Mitchell Tenpenny
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina [Remix],” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina
  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown
  • “Thinking ‘Bout You,” Dustin Lynch f/MacKenzie Porter
  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hardy f/Lainey Wilson


  • Nicolle Galyon
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
  • Hunter Phelps


  • Luke Combs
  • Ernest
  • Hardy
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Morgan Wallen

Bass Player

  • Mark Hill
  • Tony Lucido
  • Steve Mackey
  • Lex Price
  • Craig Young


  • Fred Eltringham
  • Miles McPherson
  • Jerry Roe
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Nir Z

Acoustic Guitar

  • Tim Galloway
  • Todd Lombardo
  • Danny Rader
  • Bryan Sutton
  • Ilya Toshinsky


  • Jim “Moose” Brown
  • Dave Cohen
  • Charles Judge
  • Billy Justineau
  • Alex Wright

Specialty Instrument

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Josh Matheny
  • Justin Schipper

Electric Guitar

  • Kris Donegan
  • Kenny Greenberg
  • Rob McNelley
  • Sol Philcox-Littlefield
  • Derek Wells

Audio Engineer

  • Drew Bollman
  • Josh Ditty
  • Gena Johnson
  • Justin Niebank
  • F. Reid Shippen


  • Buddy Cannon
  • Luke Dick
  • Jay Joyce
  • Joey Moi
  • Jon Randall
  • Derek Wells

Casino – Theater

  • Deadwood Mountain Grand; Deadwood, SD
  • Golden Nugget; Lake Charles, LA
  • Resorts World Theatre At Resorts World Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Hollywood, FL
  • Soaring Eagle; Mount Pleasant, MI

Casino – Arena

  • Fallsview Casino Resort; Niagara Falls, ON
  • Harrah’s; Council Bluffs, IA
  • Harveys Lake Tahoe; Stateline, NV
  • Mystic Lake Casino Showroom; Prior Lake, MN
  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino; Airway Heights, WA
  • Turning Stone Resort Casino; Verona, NY


  • C2C: Country To Country; UK
  • Carolina Country Music Fest; Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Country Concert; Fort Loramie, OH
  • Country Fest; Cadott, WI
  • Country Thunder; Bristol, TN
  • Stagecoach Festival; Indio, CA


  • Auburn Rodeo; Opelika, AL
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days; Cheyenne, WY
  • Florida Strawberry Festival; Plant City, FL
  • Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo; Houston
  • Iowa State Fair; Des Moines, IA


  • Billy Bob’s Texas; Fort Worth, TX
  • Coyote Joe’s; Charlotte, NC
  • Grizzly Rose; Denver
  • Gruene Hall; New Braunfels, TX
  • Joe’s On Weed St.; Chicago


  • Crystal Grand Music Theatre; Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Florida Theatre; Jacksonville, FL
  • Grand Ole Opry House; Nashville
  • Orpheum Theater; Omaha, NE
  • Stiefel Theatre; Salina, KS


  • Bank Of NH Pavillion; Gilford, NH
  • FirstBank Amphitheater; Franklin, TN
  • Greek Theatre; Los Angeles
  • Santa Barbara Bowl; Santa Barbara, CA
  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre; St. Augustine, FL
  • The Wharf Amphitheater; Orange Beach, AL


  • Denny Sanford Premier Center; Sioux Falls, SD
  • Dickies Arena; Fort Worth, TX
  • Hertz Arena; Estero, FL
  • Moody Center; Austin, TX
  • Simmons Bank Arena; Little Rock, AR
  • Thompson-Boling Arena; Knoxville, TN

Don Romeo Talent Buyer

  • Ron Pateras
  • Pat Powelson
  • Michelle Romeo
  • Stacy Vee
  • Troy Vollhoffer


  • Patrick McDill
  • Aaron Spalding
  • Ed Warm
  • Adam Weiser
  • Jay Wilson

The 58th ACM Awards takes place May 11 at The Star in Frisco, TX and streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Studio and Industry awards will presented later in the year at ACM Honors.

ACM Nominations for Radio Station and Personalities – 2023

Posted on: March 22nd, 2023 by brent

The Academy of Country Music announced today ACM Radio Awards nominees for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including double nominations for Elaina SmithKILT-FM in Houston, TX; KUZZ-FM in Bakersfield, CA; KXKT-FM in Omaha, NE; WBYT-FM in South Bend, IN; WMIL-FM in Milwaukee, WI; WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC; WSIX-FM in Nashville, TN; WXTU-FMin Philadelphia, PA; and WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL. Winners of the ACM Radio Awards will be announced ahead of the 58th ACM Awards, with more information to follow in coming weeks.

“Country Radio’s contribution in furthering the genre, promoting artists, and providing the soundtrack of our daily lives is incredibly impactful,” Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside said. “We’re excited to announce the nominees for the ACM Radio Awards and proud to celebrate these champions of the genre.”

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX and will stream live exclusively on Prime Video around the globe. The show will give fans in Texas and around the world a nonstop party to celebrate Country Music’s biggest stars. Tickets are available to purchase now at Seatgeek.

The full list of 58th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, as will talent bookings for the show itself, including hosts, performers, and presenters, and detailed plans for ACM Awards week events in Frisco, including opportunities for fans to come out and take part in ticketed and free and open-to-the-public programming marking Country Music’s Party of the Year.

58th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:


  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen                                             The Big D & Bubba Show
  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Producer Eddie, Morgan,               The Bobby Bones Show

SZN, Scuba Steve, Mike D, Abby, Pitts, Kevin, and Lauren

  • Ania Hammar                                                                                          Nights with Ania   
  • Elaina Smith                                                                                             Nights with Elaina
  • Shawn Parr                                                                                               Shawn Parr’s Across the Country                                                         


  • Kix Brooks                                                                                                American Country Countdown
  • Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase                                                             Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Michael Knox, Shalacy Griffin                                                               Knox Country 360
  • Kelleigh Bannen                                                                                      Today’s Country
  • Elaina Smith                                                                                             With Elaina                                                                                              



  • The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik                              KILT-FM          Houston, TX
  • “At Work” Show – Michael J                                                                 WPOC-FM      Baltimore, MD
  • Tampa Bay’s Morning Krewe –                                                             WQYK-FM      St. Petersburg, FL 

J.R. Jaus, Launa Phillips, Kevin Ebel

  • The Andie Summers Show –                                                                 WXTU-FM      Philadelphia, PA               

Andie Summers, Jeff Kurkjian, Donnie Black, Shannon Boyle    

  • Josh, Rachael & Grunwald in the Morning –                                      WYCD-FM      Detroit, MI

Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter, Steve Grunwald                            

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET                                

  • Tim + Chelsea Morning Show                                                                WIRK-FM      West Palm Beach, FL
  • Ridder, Scott, and Shannen                                                                    WMIL-FM     Milwaukee, WI
  • The Q Morning Crew – Mike Wheless and Amanda Daughtry         WQDR-FM    Raleigh, NC
  • The Wayne D Show – Wayne D and Tay Hamilton                             WSIX-FM       Nashville, TN
  • The Big Dave Show – Big Dave, Stattman, and Ashley                      WUBE-FM     Cincinnati, OH                                                                                                            


  • Brent Michaels                                                                                         KUZZ-FM       Bakersfield, CA
  • Cliff & Tanya in the Morning – Cliff Dumas and Tanya                       KUZZ-FM       Bakersfield, CA
  • Steve & Gina in the Morning – Steve Lundy and Gina Melton         KXKT-FM        Omaha, NE
  • New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody –                            WHKO-FM      Dayton, OH

Nancy Wilson, Aaron Woods

  • Julie and DJ in the Morning – Julie Kansy, Dale Sellers                     WPCV-FM       Lakeland, FL                                                                                                              

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                            

  • Deb Miles                                                                                                   WBYT-FM      South Bend, IN
  • Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay      WFLS-FM       Fredericksburg, VA
  • Kicks Morning Crew – Sean Lamb and Dave Patrick                           WQLK-FM     Richmond, IN
  • Morning Air Show – Steve Stroud, Ben Walker, and Nikki Thomas WXBQ-FM     Bristol, VA
  • Cat Pak Morning Show – Brent Lane and Mel McCrae                       WYCT-FM      Pensacola, FL


  • KILT-FM              Houston, TX
  • KKBQ-FM            Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM            Phoenix, AZ
  • KSCS-FM             Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • WXTU-FM           Philadelphia, PA



  • KFRG-FM            San Bernardino, CA
  • KSOP-FM            Salt Lake City, UT
  • WKDF-FM           Nashville, TN
  • WMIL-FM           Milwaukee, WI
  • WPGB-FM          Pittsburgh, PA
  • WQDR-FM          Raleigh, NC
  • WSIX-FM            Nashville, TN                   


  • KIIM-FM             Tucson, AZ
  • KSKS -FM            Fresno, CA
  • KXKT-FM             Omaha, NE
  • WIVK-FM            Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM         Akron, OH
  • WUSY-FM           Chattanooga, TN


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                                                  

  • WAYZ-FM           Harrisburg, PA
  • WBYT-FM           South Bend, IN
  • WCOW-FM         Tomah-La Crosse, WI
  • WXFL-FM            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM           Pensacola, FL

Lewis Bear Jr. Remembrance

Posted on: March 3rd, 2023 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 · In Remembrance of Lewis Bear Jr.

Manna Hat 2022 Auction

Posted on: December 6th, 2022 by brent

Manna Hat 2022 - TopThe 2022 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 5/8ths

Congrats to Larry and Shotzi Clemons who won this years hat with a bid of $1025 (they are donating $1500), 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 2022 Manna Hat.

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

Location on the Hat
Riley Green
March 12, 2022 – The Wharf
Rear Bill
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Brent and Mel got some GREAT CMA news – October 10, 2022

Posted on: October 10th, 2022 by brent

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.
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