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Cat Country 98.7 Honored at United Way Annual Meeting

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by brent

United Way Recognizes Community Partners at Annual Meeting

 Pensacola, Fla. – August 21, 2014

This afternoon, more than 250 United Way supporters and friends joined United Way of Escambia County at First Baptist Church of Pensacola to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and the many community partners who helped make it possible. The meeting featured a keynote address from The Rev. LuTimothy May.
United Way of Escambia County thanked special partners for a successful year in which $3.2M in funds were leveraged by United Way to grow an $8.7M impact. Additionally, $1.55 in matching dollars non-profit partners were able to secure, meant United Way donors and volunteers were responsible for a $10.2M impact on the community. A strong steam of volunteer board members lead by Gary Sammons, expressed their gratitude to the 2,980 generous United Way volunteers who donated 33,714 hours in volunteer service to Escambia County.

Chair Gary Sammons and Chair Elect David Peaden were honored to recognize the stellar contributions of following individuals and organizations:

RAYELL IRISH, COLOR A BRIGHTER WORLD: MaryAnn Bickerstaff, Arc Gateway Pearl Nelson Center

UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCY OF THE YEAR: Manna Food Pantries

BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Cat Country 98.7

UNITED WAY SERVICE AWARD: Yvette McLellan, City of Pensacola
DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE: Bob McLaughlin

 

VOLUNTEER GROUP OF THE YEAR: New Beginnings Recovery Home

 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (VITA) VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR: Bill and Grace Bedford

 

DAY OF CARING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Wayne Thomley, Cerex Advanced Fabrics

 

80th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair Line Up

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by brent

It’s Magical!  It’s Fun!  It’s the Fair!  The 80th Pensacola Interstate Fair promises all the fun and excitement that it’s become known for over the years, along with big name music acts and television personalities.

The Fair’s musical line-up kicks off opening night with the “Catty-oke” finals presented by Cat Country 98.7 and Seville Quarter at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Rocker Eddie Money will perform his 70’s and 80’s hits on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.  With over a dozen albums of his own, he is best known for songs such as “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and Top 10 hit “Take Me Home Tonight.”

On Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Fair presents country star David Nail.  Debuting in 2009, Nail became a household name in country music with songs like “Red Light” from his album I’m About to Come Alive and “Let It Rain” from his 2011 critically acclaimed album The Sound of a Million Dreams.  His newest album, I’m a Fire, includes the chart topping song “Whatever She’s Got.”  Nail was recently a 2014 CMT Music Awards nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Local bands will have a chance to show their talent during our Sunday Showcase on Oct. 19. Be sure to come and support your favorite Pensacola act as shows are held throughout the day beginning at noon. Check the Fair website for details.

On Monday, Oct. 20Nick Jr. characters Milli and Geo from children’s show Team Umizoomi will make two live Meet & Greet appearances on the Pepsi Open Air Stage from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and again from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  The first 200 fans in line for each appearance will receive a free downloadable photo with the characters.  Lines will close 30 minutes before the end of each show, so get there early!

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, come out and see Jimmy Riffle, star of Animal Planet’s Gator Boys, perform stunts and capture techniques during the “Scales, Tails and Teeth Gator Show.”  There will be two shows both days at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. followed by meet and greet sessions after each.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 21, local country sensation Chloe Channell takes the stage at 6:30 p.m.  Chloe began her singing career at age seven on the Farmers Opry stage.  She has since earned national attention by performing at Radio City Music Hall during the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent.

YouTube and A&E star Big Smo will bring his blend of country, rap and hip-hop to the Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8:00 p.m.  His newly debuted album, Kuntry Livin’, gives a look inside the mind of a true original with songs such as “Kickin It In Tennessee” and blue collar anthem “Workin’.”

Also on Wednesday, Oct. 22, everyone is invited to watch or participate in the Livestock Auction at 7:00 p.m.  This event includes prize-winning steer raised by students, and all proceeds from the auction go back to those students.

As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come on out and take part in an afternoon and evening of nostalgia on Thursday, Oct. 23 as The Drifters Revue performs two shows at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Sing and dance along to The Drifters’ hits like “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment” and “Up On the Roof.”

American chart topper Craig Morgan will kick off the country-filled final weekend of the Fair on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.  Since his first top ten hit “Almost Home,” Morgan has continued to heat up the airwaves with other hits like “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” and “International Harvester” and “Wake Up Lovin’ You.”

To help bring a close to the Fair entertainment fun, award-winning American country music band Eli Young Band will perform their hits on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m.  Hailing from Texas, Eli Young Band has made it big with songs like “Drunk Last Night,” “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and their newest single, “Dust.”

“This year, our musical lineup is filled with big names to help us celebrate our 80th anniversary,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair General Manager. “With entertainment almost every night, this year’s Fair is packed with fun and excitement.”

All musical performances are located on the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Entertainment shows at the Pensacola Interstate Fair are free with the price of admission.

For complete information, call (850) 944-4500 or visit www.pensacolafair.com.  You can also join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PensacolaInterstateFair.

Rides and Admission

The Pensacola Interstate Fair offers options to save your hard-earned cash with the return of Walgreens discount ride wristbands and, for the first time ever, ½ price admission tickets.  In addition, there will be discount ride wristband days, free events and concerts and special admission days so you can join us in celebrating 80 years of magic and fun!

This year, buy your advance sale tickets and ride wristbands at Walgreens for ½ Price Admission and Discounted Ride Wristbands.  Tickets and Wristbands go on sale at local Walgreens September 23 and are available through the first Friday of the Fair, October 17.  Each admission ticket and ride wristband is valid for one use only.  No Walgreens ½ price admission tickets or discounted ride wristbands will be available after October 17.

The prices for the ½ price admission tickets and discounted ride wristbands are as follows:
•    Adult Admission Tickets – $6 for ages 12 and up ($12 at the Fair; savings of $6)
•    Child Admission Tickets – $3 for ages 4-11 ($6 at the Fair; savings of $3)
•    Advance Weekday Super Saver Ride Wristband – $15 ($20 at the Fair; savings of $5)
o    Good for Mon-Thurs use only (also accepted Sunday, Oct. 26)
o    Can be upgraded at main ticket booth for weekend use (for additional fee)
o    Valid for 1 use only
•    Advance Any Day Super Saver Ride Wristband – $20 ($25 at the Fair; savings of $5)
o    Good for any day of the Fair
o    Valid for 1 use only

***Walgreens Advance Sale Any Day Ride Wristbands can be used for Midnight Madness, but they must be accompanied by Advance ½ price Walgreens admission ticket, as well.  Advance Walgreen Adult/Child admission tickets will be accepted after 8:00 p.m. on both Fridays for those wanting to walk around.  No General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate after 8:00 p.m.
General gate admission to the Fair is $12 for adults, $6 for children age four to 11, and free for children under four, and ride wristbands are $20 for Mon-Thurs use (also good on Sunday, Oct. 26) and $25 for Fri-Sun use.  Individual ride tickets will also be available.  There is also a $5 parking fee, which will be collected upon exiting the Fair parking lot.

For groups of 50 or more, group discounts are available.  Call the Fair office at (850) 944-4500 for details.

 

The schedule of wristband and special admission days is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 16
•    Opening Day Special – Special Walgreens Buddy Day – 2 get in for the price of 1 with Advance Sale Adult and Child Walgreens admission tickets.  Highest admission applies.  Children 3 and under are free at all times.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17
•    Midnight Madness – At 8 p.m., “Pay One Price” Midnight Madness Tickets will be on sale at the Fair Entrance Ticket Booth. The $25 Midnight Madness ticket allows unlimited rides and also includes free admission into the Fair. Midnight Madness Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway rides from
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ONLY. No general admission tickets will be sold after 8 p.m.  Walgreens Advance Sale Any Day Ride Wristbands can be used for Midnight Madness, but they must be accompanied by Advance ½ price Walgreens admission ticket, as well.  Advance Walgreen Adult/Child admission tickets will be accepted after 8:00 p.m. on both Fridays for those wanting to walk around.  No General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate after 8:00 p.m. Anyone who bought admission and ride wristbands before 8 p.m. and is on the Fairgrounds will be able to stay on the Fairgrounds and ride until closing.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18
•    Kids’ Day – All kids 11 years and under will be admitted FREE into the Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m. Fair closes at midnight.
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 19
•    Special Walgreens Buddy Day – 2 get in for the price of 1 with Advance Sale Adult and Child Walgreens admission tickets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Highest admission applies.  General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m.  Special Walgreens Buddy Day promotion cannot be combined with any other daily promotion.
•    Buddy Day – Bring a Buddy and 2 get in for the price of 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Highest admission applies). General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m.  Buddy Day promotion cannot be combined with any other daily promotion. 
•    Military Appreciation Day – All active and retired military personnel and spouse with proper identification will be admitted for $6 all day (does not include dependents other than spouse).  Military Appreciation Special cannot be combined with any other daily promotion.
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20
•    Cox Day – Check your September and October Cox bill for a FREE admission coupon. Valid for ONE admission only.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
•    Ladies’ Day – Women of all ages will be admitted FREE into the Fair from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Regular admission from 6 p.m. until closing.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
•    Special $10 Handstamp Day – Purchase a Handstamp for $10. Handstamps are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day.
•    Manna Food Pantries Food Drive – Bring in 2 cans of food for Manna Food Pantries and get $2 off (1) adult admission.  Each set of cans is valid for ONE discounted adult admission on this day only.
•    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23
•    Senior Appreciation Day – The Fair will open exhibits and vendors early at 2 p.m., and senior citizens ages 55 and up will get in for $6 all day.  As part of Senior Appreciation day, there will be two performances by The Drifters Revue at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  All ages are welcome with general admission prices, but the midway (rides and games) will not be open until 4 p.m.
•    Fair hours are 2 p.m.–11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24
•    Midnight Madness – At 8 p.m., “Pay One Price” Midnight Madness Tickets will be on sale at the Fair Entrance Ticket Booth. The $25 Midnight Madness ticket allows unlimited rides and also includes free admission into the Fair. Midnight Madness Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway rides from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ONLY. No general admission tickets will be sold after 8 p.m.  Walgreens Advance Sale Any Day Ride Wristbands can be used for Midnight Madness, but they must be accompanied by Advance ½ price Walgreens admission ticket, as well.  Advance Walgreen Adult/Child admission tickets will be accepted after 8:00 p.m. on both Fridays for those wanting to walk around.  No General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate after 8:00 p.m. Anyone who bought admission and ride wristbands before 8 p.m. and is on the Fairgrounds will be able to stay on the Fairgrounds and ride until closing.
    Fair hours are 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25
•    Kids’ Day – All kids 11 years and under will be admitted FREE into the Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. General Admission prices apply after 2 p.m. Fair closes at midnight.
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26
•    Special Admission Family Day – Special $6 admission price for everyone and FREE to children 3 and under (Any previously purchased discounted admission tickets or passes will count as ONE ADMISSION ONLY). Fair closes at 10 p.m.  No exhibit buildings will be open this day, and there will be no stage entertainment.
•    Special Wristband Day – Purchase a special ride wristband for $20. Wristbands are good on all Reithoffer Midway Rides until closing. Individual ride tickets are also available all day.  Both Walgreens Super Saver Ride Wristbands are also redeemable. 
•    Fair hours are 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Free Daily Events

Ag-Venture Barn Hands-On Agricultural Activities
Sun-Thurs – Open-8 p.m.
Fri-Sat – Open-9 p.m.

Eudora Farms – Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
Open during normal Fair hours

Professional Bull Riding
Oct. 20-25

Miranda Lambert at the Pensacola Bay Center – Sept. 11

Posted on: August 16th, 2014 by brent

Listen Weekdays at 720a for the Countdown to Miranda Lambert times.

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Bands on the Beach 2014

Posted on: August 16th, 2014 by brent

Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste.

Located in the beautiful Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the series features regional artists performing a wide variety of music. Bring your lawn chair and join us every summer for hot music, smooth grooves and a whole lot of good times. Bands on the Beach is at 7 p.m. and begins the first Tuesday in April and ends the last Tuesday in October.

2014 Bands on the Beach Schedule (Updated 6/30/2014)

April 1 - After Midnight
April 8 - The Blenders
April 15 - The Chris Martin Band
April 22 - Emerald Coast Blues Brothers
April 29 - Not Quite Fab
May 6 - The True Blue Band
May 13 - One Accord
May 20 - ClassX
May 27 - Category 4
June 3 - Modern Eldorados
June 10 - Posi-Tones
June 17 - The Reunion Band
June 24 - Robert Wayne
July 1 - Johnny Earthquake and The Moondogs
July 8 - Touch of Gray
July 15 - The Astronauts
July 22 - Chloe Channell
July 29 - Erma Granat and The Shades
August 5 - Déjà vu
August 12 - CrossTown
August 19 - The Chris Martin Band
August 26 - 13th Hourglass
September 2 - Southern Breeze
September 9 - The Groovinators
September 16 - Dr. Breeze
September 23 - Mr. Big and the Rhythm Sisters
September 30 - Hot Sauce Band
October 7 - Mass Kunfuzion
October 14 - Kyle Parker Band
October 21 - Holly Shelton
October 28 - Not Quite Fab

Best of the Bay 2014

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by brent

Congrats to our friends:


BEST PLACE TO BUY A DIAMOND


BEST FUNERAL HOME


BEST FORMAL WEAR


BEST DIVE SHOP

See Valerie do the Happy Dance for $10K

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by brent

WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Chris

Due to flooding from heavy rains over the past several days, the Florida Department of Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain diligent in taking precautions to eliminate areas where mosquitoes may breed and reduce the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes:


DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

- Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

- Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
CLOTHING – Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

REPELLENT – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Tips on Repellent Use
- Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.

- Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.

- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.

- In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate.

- According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.

- Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.

- If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing.

- Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

To determine which repellent is right for you, consider using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool for skin-applied repellent products here.

For more information, from the Department of Health click here.

Garth Brooks on the Cat Pak Morning Show

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by brent

Garth Brooks called Brent and Candy to talk about the 2014 Tour and the new box set “Blame It All on My Roots – 5 Decades of Influence” which is available at Walmart.

You can catch the interview here –> Click Here

What is your Christmas Wish?

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by brent

Nominate yourself or a friend and maybe Cat Country 98.7 can help make this a wonderful Christmas. We’ll grant 1 wish per day starting the first Monday after Thanksgiving. To nominate yourself or a friend, fill out the “Christmas Wish” form below and tell us what your Christmas Wish is this year.  (IF YOU CAN HELP FILL A WISH CLICK HERE)

We have granted as many wishes on the air as we can do this year.  Have a Merry Christmas.

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Because we can’t grant every wish here are some additional resources:

WATERFRONT RESCUE MISSION
FAX # 436-7864
www.waterfrontmission.org

LOAVES & FISHES THRIFT STORE
FAX # 438-6829
www.loavesandfishessoupkitchen.com

SALVATION ARMY
FAX # 850-432-7339
escarosa@uss.salvationarmy.org

RED CROSS
FAX # 850-626-7580 OR 850-423-1246
www.northwestflorida.redcross.org

TOYS FOR TOTS
850-452-8762 X 3118