Pensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been awarded as the Radio Station of the Year at Country Radio Seminar (CRS). The special industry recognition is voted on by broadcast professionals and country music industry professionals. This was CatCountry 98.7’s first win after being a multi-year nominee.
Brent Lane, Program Director of Cat Country 98.7, said “I am super proud of our team today! Thanks to our radio and country music colleagues who saw fit to cast a vote for the Cat! We are proud represent Pensacola, but we are also proud to represent the Country Music community on the Gulf Coast.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – Officials at Naval Air Station Pensacola report that an active shooter incident occurred this morning on the base. Four people are confirmed dead, including the shooter. The incident took place this morning at Building 633.
The base is still in lockdown as first responders secure the scene. Base security and the Navy Criminal Investigative Service are currently investigating. The names of the victims will not be released until the next of kin have been notified.
Baptist Hospital continues to care for the patients from NAS Pensacola. We received eight patients. Baptist Hospital services have not been interrupted. All services are fully operational. If you have an appointment on our campus, it is not affected by this event.
While we never expect something like this to happen in our community, our Baptist Health Care teams train continuously to respond, rendering exceptional care. All of our responding departments, particularly the emergency department, went into immediate action to care for these individuals, exercising great urgency, compassion and medical expertise.
We thank our partners at NAS Pensacola, Escambia County emergency management services and law enforcement for their tremendous coordinated response. We also thank the medical community and government agencieslocal, state and nationalwho reached out to offer support. In addition, we are grateful to members of our community who reached out to offer assistance and prayers. Please note that we do have an adequate supply of blood; however, we always encourage blood donations be given to One Blood.
We extend our love and prayers to our NAS Pensacola family. We are here to support you today and beyond.
We dont anticipate providing any more updates today. We will continue to honor NAS Pensacola’s request to refer any patient related questions to them. For media questions, please call or text 850.791.5254. For updates on the situation, please visit NAS Pensacola Facebook page.
From the ACM:
ACM Nominees: Capitol’s Keith Urban leads nominees for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, which air April 2 from Las Vegas on CBS-TV. RCA’s Miranda Lambert and Columbia’s Maren Morris each have six nods, BMLGR’s Florida Georgia Line and Sony’sTim McGraw each have five, with Capitol’s Dierks Bentley, Valory’s Thomas Rhett and Mercury’s Chris Stapleton having three nominations each. The full list:
Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban.
Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.
Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.
Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae.
Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts.
New Male: Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Brett Young.
New Female: Lauren Alaina, Cam, Brandy Clark, Maren Morris.
New Vocal Duo/Group: A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, LoCash, Maddie & Tae.
Album: Black, Dierks Bentley; Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line; Hero, Maren Morris; Ripcord, Keith Urban; The Weight Of These Wings, Miranda Lambert.
Single: “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban; “H.O.L.Y.” Florida Georgia Line; “Humble And Kind,” Tim McGraw; “My Church,” Maren Morris; “Vice,” Miranda Lambert.
Song: “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban; “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett; “Humble And Kind,” Tim McGraw; “Kill A Word,” Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens; “Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton; “Vice,” Miranda Lambert.
Video: “Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton; “Forever Country,” Various Artists; “Humble And Kind,” Tim McGraw; “Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini, “Vice,” Miranda Lambert.
Songwriter: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna.
Vocal Event: “Different For Girls,” Dierks Bentley f/Elle King; “Forever Country,” Various Artists; “May We All,” Florida Georgia Line f/Tim McGraw; “Setting The World On Fire,” Kenny Chesney f/P!nk; “Think Of You,” Chris Young f/Cassadee Pope.