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Pensacon’s Day of the Dead-Zombie Run 11/1

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by brent
Questions? Contact the Administrator
Contact: Katie Hagensick
Phone: 850-435-9222
Email: Click here to email the Administrator
Website: www.pensacon.com/zombierun/
About this Event
The Day of the Dead Zombie Run is a 5K run through a fully immersive zombie apocalypse experience in the middle of Downtown Pensacola. A zombie pandemic has been sweeping the country, and the government has been attempting to control the outbreaks through enforcing checkpoints to test for the deadly “Z Virus.”
Past the checkpoint lies the promise of a secure, safe location. However, just as you’ve been processed and almost reached safety, the checkpoint has been compromised – the infection is spreading! Before you lies a harrowing obstacle course winding through a sudden zombie outbreak. Chances for survival are slim.Get ready to run for your lives!
Registration Details
Zombie: $50 ($40 with donation of 10 non-perishable food items)
Survivor: $35 ($25 with donation of 10 non-perishable food items)Canned goods will be checked at time of packet pickup
Zombies
Register for the exclusive opportunity to participate as a zombie in the Day of the Dead Zombie Run 5K! Every registered zombie will be “zombified” by professional make-up artists in a VIP lounge before the race. Chase, stumble, and grab your way through the hordes, infecting as many other “survivor” runners as possible along the way!**Spots are limitedZombies will be divided into hoards (1-5), please select your time & notice the make-up call time. Spots are limited for each hoard, so register early to get your desired slot!
Survivors
Register to participate as a survivor in the Day of the Dead Zombie Run 5K, and get ready to run for your life! To get to safety, you must run through an obstacle course of zombie-infested streets. You will encounter five different zombie hordes throughout the exhilarating course, so stay on your toes!
Packet Pick-Up
Date: Thursday, Oct. 30th
Location: Running Wild Pensacola
Time: 3:30p – 6:30pDate: Saturday, Nov. 1st
Location: Seville Square
Time: 8:30a – 9:30a

Register Here

Chase Bryant – Close Up – November 11

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by brent

Chase Bryant is coming for a Cat Country Close Up Acoustic performance

When: November 11 from 6-9p

Where: Juana’s Pagodas, Navarre Beach

Admission: Free / All Ages

Address:
1451 Navarre Beach Cswy.,
Navarre Beach, Florida 32566
850-939-2130

Website: www.juanaspagodas.com 

D-Day: Normandy 1944 IMAX Special Showing

Posted on: October 26th, 2014 by brent

Tuesday November 11, Veteran’s Day,  join Cat Country 98.7 at 11am aboard NAS Pensacola at the Naval Aviation Museum for the new IMAX movie D-Day: Normandy 1944.  The entire 11am showing is only available through the Cat.  You can claim 4 seats for this all ages IMAX show.  After the show, enjoy the museum with your family and stay for a special performance from the Children’s Chorus at 2pm.

Click here to RSVP and claim your 4 tickets now.

Listen for your chance win 4 tickets to the 11am showing on November 11.

Exclusive CMA Viewing Party at Wild Greg’s Nov. 5

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by brent

The Cat is hosting an Exclusive CMA viewing Party on November 5th at Wild Greg’s Saloon, the Country Club on Palafox in Downtown Pensacola… the food is great and the Prizes will be outstanding.  If you have already claimed your tickets you can download them here… Otherwise you can only win them on the air with a guess for “What’s in the Cat’s Kitty”.   We are looking forward to enjoying the CMA Awards with you this year at Wild Greg’s Saloon.

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2014 – Nov. 7-9

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by brent

Friday Night Air Show
Gates Open: 3 p.m. / Air Show begins 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Gates Open: 8 a.m. / Air Show begins 9 a.m.

*The Blue Angels will fly on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Click Here for FAQ’s  |  Click Here for Regulations and Important things to know

 Performers

US Navy Blue Angels

The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, at the top of their craft. Their camaraderie and chemistry assure the team mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!

Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. The Blue Angels are an American air show favorite and delight audiances across the country with their precision, speed and aerobatics. During their aerobatic demonstration, the Blues fly six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, split into the Diamond Formation (Blue Angels 1 through 4) and the Lead and Opposing Solos (Blue Angels 5 and 6). Most of the show alternates between maneuvers performed by the Diamond Formation and those performed by the Solos.

 

Air National Guard – John Klatt

John Klatt has thrilled millions of air show spectators across America with a unique blend of precision, power and performance.  He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years – flying combat, air support and humanitarian missions throughout the world in the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” and the C-130 “Hercules” aircraft. John’s air show routine is packed with excitement and carefully choreographed maneuvers.  John puts his amazing MXS aircraft through its paces in 10 minutes of world class precision power aerobatics that include seven snap rolls on a forty-five down line with multiple linked rolls in the opposite direction, four point vertical roll followed by a huge torque roll and much more!

 

Shockwave Jet Truck – Neal Darnell

This Triple Jet Engine Monster has become a National Icon.  With its fast speeds and power, Shockwave is a sight to behold.  As a driver/ pilot of the world’s fastest jet powered truck, Neal Darnell has been performing at air shows for 10 years.  In 2005, Neal set an air show speed record of 375 mph that still stands today!

 

 

The Budweiser Clydesdales

First introduced to the public on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, the Budweiser Clydesdales were originally a gift to August Anheuser Busch, Sr. from his son August A Bush Jr to symbolize the brewer’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality. The team is generally comprised of eight horses driven at any one time, with two in reserve.  Much like the Blue Angels, they have to meet certain standards to qualify for this dynamic team.  Each Budweiser Clydesdale must possess an even temperament and strong, draft horse appearance, be at least four years old, stand at least six feet at the withers when fully mature, and weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds (820 and 1,040 kg). This is in addition to being bay in color (a reddish-brown coat with a black mane and tail), have four white stocking feet, and a blaze of white on the face.

 

Mike Goulian

Millions of air show spectators around the globe have witnessed the ferocity of a Mike Goulian air show performance.  Every roll, pull and tumble of this flight is a deliberate execution of precision.  With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, Mike Goulian has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight. As an air show superstar, Mike Goulian continues to redefine what is possible in the air.  His ability to push the limits while adhering to strict safety standards has earned Mike the reputation of being a true professional.

 

Screamin Sasquatch – John Klatt

The Screamin’ Sasquatch is a one-of-a-kind Jet Waco aircraft set to take flight and take air show acts to new heights with its jet-powered aerobatic biplane capable of flying straight up at maximum speeds.

 

 

 

Vertigo Air Shows – Bob Carlton

Flying the Super Salto jet sailplane, Bob Carlton brings more power, speed and aerobatic capability than any other sailplane on the planet. His aerobatic moves stream across the sky in whirling, dizzy motions. The spectacular Fire & Lights night pyro show sets the night sky ablaze with color and action with sparks, smoke, fireballs and bomb bursts.

 

 

David Martin Air Shows Breitling CAP232

David Martin flies a unique air show demonstrating the extraordinary maneuverability of his Breitling CAP 232. David is well known in the aerobatic community for his ability to tumble the plane in unparalleled style and accomplish gyroscopic maneuvers never duplicated by others. With a strong background in competition aerobatics, David’s air show is a combination of precision and amazing tumbling maneuvers.

 

Kevin Coleman Aerosports

At just over 21, Kevin Coleman is by far one of the youngest air show pilots in the world.  As a second generation pilot and second generation air show performer, Kevin’s desire and ability seem to come natural, as if it were a genetic gift. Coleman pilots the one of a kind Extra 300SHP. This aircraft is one of the highest performance airplanes in the world and was the first high performance, unlimited aerobatic airplane that Walter Extra designed and built in almost 15 years. This combination of natural talent and high performance creates a spectacular performance that will leave the crowd amazed and astounded.

 

Gene Soucy Airshows

Gene Soucy is one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation.  Teresa Stokes is a wing walker, a daring airborne occupation that dates back to the barnstorming era of stunt pilots and tightrope walkers. Together, they are a dynamic team representing fluidity in motion as they make their daring maneuvers look easy. Performing in over 25 airshows between the months of April and November, Gene and Teresa make the art of wing-walking demonstration look surreal and leave crowds in awe.

 

 

Mike Rambo –  Beechcraft T6

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Mike Rambo flies the Texan II demo, showcasing the reliability and capability of the best primary training aircraft available. Mike Rambo demonstrates the T6 capability and performs extraordinary maneuvers with precision and speed.

 

 

Roger Buis – Otto

OTTO the Helicopter is one of the most unique and versatile air show acts in the world. OTTO provides air show fans great entertainment. During OTTO’s daytime comedy show he entertains the crowds by blowing bubbles, playing with his yo-yo, racing around barrels and picking them up, shooting smoke in all directions, towing banners, and more – all while interacting with the announcer!

 

 

Team AeroDynamix

Team AreoDynamix, the world’s largest air show team, provides an exciting and memorable performance that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics.   Team AeroDynamix owns the night with a spectacular night air show that dances through the night with speed and formation aerobatics.  This show is sure to become one of your air show favorites.

 

 

Marine Corps V-22 Osprey

The US Marine Corps V22 Osprey will be at the 2014 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show for a flight demonstration.  See one of the world’s most versatile aircraft.  With the speed and range of a turboprop, the maneuverability of a helicopter and the ability to carry troops twice as fast and five times farther than previous helicopters, the Osprey is a spectacular aircraft to see.

 

Rob Reider – Air Show Announcer

Rob is proud to be the voice of the most prestigious aerial events and to take the excitement of flight right to the hearts of millions of people each year. He brings an immense amount of experience and knowledge to the stage of air shows.  Rob announced his first air show in 1978 and by 2006, air show announcing had become his full-time occupation!

 

 

Wayne Boggs – Air Boss

Wayne Boggs has performed Air Boss duties for over 20 years and is currently the man in charge for the 2014 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.  During the show Wayne Boggs is the air boss and assists in the production and execution of the air show.  Recognized as one of the top air bosses in the country, Wayne Boggs is excited to bring his talent to the 2014 air show.

 

Win a ride with the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by brent

How much is in the Cat’s Kitty – TV

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by brent

Guess how much is in The Cat’s Kitty

Posted on: September 7th, 2014 by Chris

Congrats to Stacy Frasier from Mobile!  She won $719 and the last Cat’s Kitty Jackpot.  However, on Monday morning at 720am listen to Brent and Candy to find out what time Santa Paws is going to let you open a gift!  It could be tickets, cash, prizes, and so much more!

 

rules: Click Here

Miranda Lambert Leads CMA Nominees

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by Chris

It was a big morning for Miranda Lambert. She leads all nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards, picking up nine nominations in seven categories today, including Entertainer Of the Year. That number matches a personal best for her, set in 2010.

The CMA named George Strait Entertainer Of the Y last November on the strength of his farewell tour. This year they may do the same, as he picked up his 83rd career nomination and is up for the honor again, this time on the strength of his final show of his tour in June at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Luke Bryan, Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban joined George and Miranda in the Entertainer category. In addition Miranda, Luke and Keith earned multiple nominations, also picking up vocalist and album nods.

Among the artists who didn’t get nominated for any are Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Justin Moore.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville November 5 (WEAR-TV 3, 7 p.m.). Brad Paisley and an expecting Carrie Underwood will host the show for the seventh year.

Here’s a full rundown of this years CMA nominees:

2014 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban


Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
‘Crash My Party,’ Luke Bryan
‘Fuse,’ Keith Urban
‘Platinum,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Riser,’ Dierks Bentley
‘The Outsiders,’ Eric Church

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert (Written by Nicole Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert)
‘Follow Your Arrow,’ Kacey Musgraves (Written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally)
‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ Eric Church (Written by Eric Church and Luke Laird)
‘I Don’t Dance,’ Lee Brice (Written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson)
‘I Hold On,’ Dierks Bentley (Written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley)

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Single of the Year
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Drunk on a Plane,’ Dierks Bentley
‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ Eric Church
‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,’ Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
‘Mine Would Be You,’ Blake Shelton

Musical Event of the Year
‘Bakersfield,’ Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,’ Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
‘We Were Us,’ Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Bartender,’ Lady Antebellum
‘Drunk on a Plane,’ Dierks Bentley
‘Follow Your Arrow,’ Kacey Musgraves
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

Bands on the Beach 2014

Posted on: September 1st, 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 – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
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