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The Cat Pak Float – Blackwater Canoe Rentals – June 9

Posted on: May 28th, 2024 by brent


Join Brent and Mel and the Cat Pak Morning Show on beautiful Blackwater River on Sunday, June 9th at Blackwater Canoe Rentals. $10 Tubes and everyone is invited. Use the link to preregister for your tubes so we don’t run out. Culver’s is joining us again for custard.

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Download the APP

Posted on: March 17th, 2024 by brent

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

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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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Celebrating 20 Years – Proclamations and Thank you’s

Posted on: January 26th, 2024 by brent

Celebrating 20 Years of service… The Cat is very grateful to our community partners and friends for years of support. It is our privilege to serve you, share your stories and tell others what makes this area great!

Visit Pensacola Visit Pensacola Beach Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office FL Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Marcus Pointe Baptist Church Olive Baptist Church—Pensacola Campus City of Pensacola – Government Escambia County Pensacola Mardi Gras Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Baptist Health Care Foundation The Lewis Bear Company Coastal Moving & Storage Pensacon Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Embraces – Fishbein Foundation Nominations for 2024

Posted on: January 18th, 2024 by brent

Manna Hat 2023 Auction Winner Announced

Posted on: November 30th, 2023 by brent

Manna Hat FrontCongrats to Larry and Shotzi Clemons whose winning Bid of $2022 will help provide over 400 Healthy Meals

The 2023 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 3/8ths

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.

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.

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

Location on the Hat
Keith Anderson
February 3, 2023
Rear Right Bill
Joe Nichols March 3, 2023 – Wild Greg’s Left Bill
Matt Stell March 19, 2023 – Juana’s Pagodas Left Rear Bill
Shane Profitt March 19, 2023 – Juana’s Pagodas Left Front Bill
Ian Flanigan March 19, 2023 – Juana’s Pagodas Left Bill
Eli Young Band March 25, 2023 – Wild Gregs Rear Bill
Kenny Chesney May 29, 2023 – The Wharf Front Stack
Kelsea Ballerini May 29, 2023 – The Wharf Right Front Stack
Sam Hunt July 21, 2023 – The Wharf Right Rear Bill
Brett Young July 21, 2023 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Lily Rose July 21, 2023 – The Wharf Right Bill
Ray Fulcher July 25, 2023 – The Wharf Left Stack
Walker Hayes July 25, 2023 – The Wharf Left Stack
Ingrid Andress July 25, 2023 – The Wharf Left Rear Stack
Jelly Roll July 30, 2023 – The Wharf Front Bill
Conner Smith August 12, 2023 – Wild Gregs Front Bill
Jackson Dean August 18, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Lainey Wilson August 18, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Eric Church August 18, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Jason Aldean August 26, 2023 – The Wharf Right Dimple
Corey Kent August 26, 2023 – The Wharf Left Stack
Mitchell Tenpenny August 26, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Right Stack
Dylan Marlow October 14, 2023 – The Wharf Left Front Dimple
Hardy October 14, 2023 – The Wharf Left Dimple
Dylan Marlowe October 14, 2023 – The Wharf Left Front Dimple
Alexandra Kay October 23, 2023 –
Pensacola Interstate Fair
Left Rear Bill
Tigirlily Gold November 19, 2023 – Miracle on Palafox Front Bill
Kimberly Perry November 19, 2023 – Miracle on Palafox Right Rear Bill
Brian Kelley November 19, 2023 – Miracle on Palafox Right Rear Bill

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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!

Lewis Bear Jr. Remembrance

Posted on: March 3rd, 2023 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 · In Remembrance of Lewis Bear Jr.

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

Posted on: October 10th, 2022 by brent

Write a Song Friday – Lance Carpenter

Posted on: October 7th, 2022 by brent

Lance Carpenter – Another day on Pensacola Beach

Cat Country 98.7 · Lance Carpenter – Another Day On Pensacola Beach


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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