Cat Country 98.7 wins 2021 Service to America Award
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.