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Blizzard Race #3 – 5 Flags Speedway

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by brent

They’re lightening fast! Super competitive! A combination of veterans and up and coming racing stars of tomorrow!

Coming back to Five Flags Speedway this Friday night! The Buddies Home Furnishings Blizzard series race #3 for Super Late Models, the Papa Johns 125!

Plus a gigantic fireworks display presented by Deep South Cranes!

Also the Faith Chapel Super Stocks, the Beef O’Brady’s Sportsman division and the beatin and bangin Butlers UPull it Bombers!The Buddies Home Furnishings Blizzard Series Super Late Models return to Pensacola Friday night!

All this year, these drivers and high horse power Super late Models have produced the fastest and most competitive racing we’ve witnessed in years! Don’t miss it! The Papa Johns 125.

Now you can be the VIP for Blizzard Race #3.  By Friday morning at 8am go to post on Facebook and Like it and Share it…  Brent and Candy will pull a name with Tim Bryant at 8:10a.

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Kenny Chesney Plays The Flora-Bama 8/16

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by brent

Kenny Chesney Takes It To The Flora-Bama 8/16
Flora-Bama-Jama Blurs State Lines & Brings People Together

All In the Spirit of How Good It Feels To Be Alive


Date of Show: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time: Gates at 10AM

Cost: Free

Wristbands:  If wristbands become available, waitlist members will be notified via email to confirm their wristbands.

Statement from Kenny:

When we said come to at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and — proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move — we got the site back up in thirty minutes.

Unfortunately, fans received conflicting responses. Too many RSVP messages went out. Suddenly people who thought they had wristbands were told they were on the waiting list. What could be more disappointing? And we get it.

Anyone who received the confirmation of their wristbands on the RSVP page will receive an email tomorrow with the details of the show and where to pick up their credentials

As Kenny said:
“I never want to let my fans down. When I heard what happened, I told my team: there’s got to be a solution. Let’s find one.

“They’ve been on the phone all day, and into tonight. Working with the city, so we wouldn’t have to tell people ‘You can’t come.’

“I’m lucky: I have an awesome team. They get my passion for what we do, but they really get my passion for you guys. Safety has to come first… and that was the biggest piece of resolving this situation. Making sure there was a way to accommodate everyone and keep it safe.

“Finally, just before 11:30 Eastern time, we were given the All Clear. The city, the incredible staff at the FloraBama and a host of others helped us find a way to allow everyone who received an RSVP notification saying they could pick up wristbands at Will Call to be accommodated.

“We want to get this right. We need to take a little more time to have everything absolutely together. But I didn’t want people feeling uncertain, uncared for or left in the dark any longer.

“We will have full details tomorrow. For now, just know, we’ve worked all day to get this situation resolved. We’ll see everybody who got the message at the FloraBama on August 16. Until then, thanks for your patience, your understanding and loving music as much as I do…”


            Pensacola, FL: With “American Kids” taking the country charts by storm, Kenny Chesney’s itch to bring the No Shoes Nation together didn’t take long. But in keeping with his always “embrace life, make it happen” attitude, Chesney wasn’t looking to just show up and play, he wanted to make it the kind of day that his fans really know how to celebrate, to turn into a memory that’s going to last for months to come.

After a quick site scout and a bunch of phone calls, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year settled on a spot along the Gulf Coast where Alabama meets Florida, and entire worlds come together: the Flora-Bama.

            “I’ve been holed up making a record for the last year… and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture the people who love this music bring with them,” Chesney says. “Obviously, this isn’t going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it’s gonna be a long day, a whole lotta music and even more fun.

            “To me, a place like the Flora-Bama is all about kicking back, being with your friends and not worrying about a thing… Just hang out and be easy. I love that it’s on a border, that it’s on a beach, that it’s like the best bar anywhere people get together and just be! It’s everything the notion of The Big Revival is built on: taking that time to regroup, replenish then re-engage with the passion of being truly, absolutely alive.”

             Located where Orange Beach and Gulf Shores meet Perdido Key, literally on the Alabama/Florida border, the bar with a beach was established in 1964 and has been a gathering place for surfers, sports fans, beach people, blue collars, rednecks, good ole boys’n’girls, locals, tourists ever since. Celebrated by The New Yorker, Maxim, John Grisham, Men’s Journal, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Playboy, Outside, The Boston Globe and Delta Sky, the Lounge/Package Store/Yacht Club is a one of a kind for laidback revelry and people coming together.

            “This all started with ‘American Kids’ for me,” Chesney explains. “The idea how passionate my fans are, the way they come together and how much they love life, they love music and they celebrate every moment. I miss getting out there and playing, and I figured this is a way to combine everything they love in one place… Capture the essence of that freewheeling, seize the moment notion of the song, the album and the Nation.”

            Details for the August 16 show — including how to get wristbands for access to the enclosed beach area – will be available, along with a clip from Kenny, at 7 a.m. central time tomorrow at  Get ready, it’s gonna rock.

Best of the Bay 2014

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by brent

Congrats to our friends:





See Valerie do the Happy Dance for $10K

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by brent

Miranda Lambert at the Pensacola Bay Center – Sept. 11

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by brent

Jake Owen – The Wharf – August 22

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by brent








RESERVED SEATS: $42.50 – $35.00 – $20.00





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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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Tell us about your Christmas Wish (give us as much detail as possible: Names, ages, sizes etc.)

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

FAX # 436-7864

FAX # 438-6829

FAX # 850-432-7339

FAX # 850-626-7580 OR 850-423-1246

850-452-8762 X 3118

Best of the Coast 2013 – Cat Country 98.7 Honored

Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by brent



The Cat’s Meow
This November will mark 10 whole years that Cat Country 98.7 has been on the air, not to mention six years for NewsRadio 1620. While several local radio stations are just playing syndicated shows, Cat Country/NewsRadio is the only locally owned and operated station. “Our mission is to serve the community in any way we can,” said General Manager and owner Mary Hoxeng. Whether you’re jamming out to Taylor Swift, listening to local news, or catching up with your favorite DJs, the radio station is keeping you entertained throughout the day. Beyond the radio waves, it’s rare to head to a Gulf Coast event and not see the country station’s “cool cat” mascot hanging out with the crowd and handing out free swag. It’s all part of the station’s service. The best part of owning a radio station in Pensacola is the people, Hoxeng said.

Best Radio Station
Winner: Cat Country 98.7

Best Radio DJ
Winner: Brent Lane (Cat Country 98.7)
Candy Ruddy (Cat Country 98.7)
Captain Chris (Cat Country 98.7)
Mark the Shark (TK101)

Best Morning Radio Show
Winner: The Cat Pak (Cat Country 98.7)
Lex & Terry (TK101)
NPR’s Morning Edition (WUWF)
Rob Williams (NewsRadio 1620)

Best Local Website
Winner: Reddit Pensacola
Cat Country 98.7
Go Pensacola

Best Local Person to “Friend” on Facebook
Winner: Jody Link
Ed Banacia
Beej Davis
Brent Lane

Best Local Business to “Like” on Facebook
Winner: The Fish House
Apple Market
The Bodacious Brew
Cat Country 98.7

Best Commercial/Ad (TV, Radio, Print &/or Billboard)
Winner:  Kia AutoSport of Pensacola
Cat Country 98.7
Joe Zarzaur
Sandy Sansing

Best Radio Talk/News Host
Winner: Wendi Summers (NewsRadio 1620)
Branden Rathert (NewsRadio 1620)
Rob Williams (NewsRadio 1620)

See the complete Winner’s List here: