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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

 

Taylor Swift has 3 Big Surprises

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by brent

“I have three big surprises for you today,” Taylor Swift says via Yahoo! live stream. The first, “Shake It Off” is the first song from the new CD and it is POP. Second is her new album titled 1989 will be released Oct. 27. “For the record, this is my very first documented, official pop album,” she said. A deluxe version will add three songs, and each copy will include varying packs of 13 Polaroids. Taylor will give away 1,000 tickets and 500 meet-and-greets to her upcoming tour. Details are expected to be released here.

See the new video here:

$10,000 Winner Announced!

Posted on: June 21st, 2014 by brent

Congrats to Valerie from Gulf Breeze who was the last to have her number drawn and took home $10,000!

 

Catch all the pics from the draw down here:

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Luke Bryan falls off a stage in NC

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by brent

Luke is lucky he didn’t get seriously hurt:

Luke finished out the song and let fans know he is ok:

 

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.

FLOODING ALERT: SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND WELLS

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Chris

Heavy rains such as those experienced over the past several days can cause problems with septic systems and private wells. The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County urges residents to take safety precautions when dealing with these issues:

Septic tank back-up:
- Use household water as little as possible to try to prevent sewage from backing up into the house.

- If you do have a sewage backup, stay out of the affected areas and keep children and pets away.

- To clean up small spills, wear protective clothing such as rubber boots and waterproof gloves.

- Clean walls and all hard surfaces with soap and water.

- Disinfect with a solution of ¼ cup bleach in 1 gallon of water (do not mix cleansers with ammonia and bleach as this will create toxic fumes).

- Once clean-up is complete, dry out affected items to prevent the growth of mold.

- Wash all linens and clothing in hot water or have them dry cleaned.

- Discard things that cannot be washed or dry cleaned, such as mattresses, carpeting, wall coverings, and upholstered furniture.

- If a spill occurs outside your home, keep children and pets away from the affected area and contact a registered septic tank contractor for clean-up.

Follow proper hygiene precautions, as well:

- Keep hands and fingers away from your nose, mouth, eyes and ears.

- Wash hands with soap and water immediately after clean-up efforts, as well as before eating or drinking.

- Keep fingernails short and clean. Use a stiff brush to remove dirt and foreign materials.

- Do not store clean work clothes with used work clothes.

- Shower as soon as possible after cleaning up sewage or sewage contaminated flood water.

- Private wells that provide drinking water can be affected by flood waters, as well. The health department advises private well owners to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make water unsafe to drink. Any of the follow may be used:

- Boil all water used for drinking, brushing teeth, washing or cooking food, and washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient to kill disease causing organisms.

- Disinfect water by adding 8 drops of plain, unscented household bleach to one gallon of water and allow to stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the process.

- Use bottled water, especially for mixing baby formula.

After flooding subsides, disinfect your well using the procedures provided by the Florida Department of Health at: http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/private-well-testing/_documents/Flooded_Well_Broc.pdf.

Have your water tested by a laboratory certified by the state to perform a drinking water analysis for coliform bacteria.

Flood Info And Tips From the Red Cross

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Chris

The American Red Cross of Northwest Florida is on the scene in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties to help those affected by the flood.

Emergency shelters are open at:

Bellview United Methodist Church, 4945 Saufley Field Road, Pensacola
Marie Young Community Center, 6405 Wagner Road, Pensacola
Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street, Milton
Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive, Crestview
Choctawhatchee High School, 110 Racetrack Road, NW, Ft. Walton Beach
South Walton High School, 645 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach

“In the days and weeks to come, the Red Cross will be coordinating with emergency officials and local community partners to help residents impacted by the flood get back on their feet,” said Jerry Kindle, CEO, Red Cross of Northwest Florida.

The Red Cross offers the following tips for those in the affected area to stay safer:

• Continue listening to local radio or television stations or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions. If you are away from home, return only when authorities say it is safe to do so.

• Before entering your home, look outside for loose power lines, damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damages.

• Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have come into your home with the floodwater.

• If you smell natural or propane gas or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and call the fire department.

• If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water.

• Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.

• When it is safe to return home, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes when examining your walls, doors, staircases and windows for damage.

• During cleanup, wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.

• Make sure your food and water are safe. Discard items that have come in contact with floodwater, including canned goods, water bottles, plastic utensils and baby bottle nipples. When in doubt, throw it out!

• Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.

HOW TO HELP – Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

Job Opening in Sales with ADX Communications

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by brent

ADX Communications, a locally owned and operated radio company is seeking a talented sales professional who can connect with clients and help them achieve their business objectives through effective RADIO advertising. You should possess excellent communication skills, an impressive ability to carry out the sales process from start to close, an enthusiastic and passionate personality, tenacious yet empathetic attitude, and a proven track record of success!

Duties:

The Job duties include prospecting, sales, service and collections with new and current advertising customers. The successful candidate will have strong listening and presenting skills, advanced writing skills, superior relationship-building skills, and the ability to generate creative ideas for our customers. Outside sales experience is a plus.  Applicants must be highly organized, enjoy interacting with others, display leadership skills, possess a professional manner with co-workers and want to live in Paradise.  EOE

SEND RESUME to jeff@newsradio1620.com

49th ACM Award Winners

Posted on: April 6th, 2014 by Chris

Entertainer of the Year
Winner: George Strait
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Winner: Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Winner: Miranda Lambert

Sheryl Crow
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


Vocal Duo of the Year
Winner: Florida Georgia Line

Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Love & Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Winner: The Band Perry

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Winner: Justin Moore

Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore

Album of the Year
Winner: Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Single Record of the Year
Winner: Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
Winner: I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

Video of the Year
Winner: Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Better Dig Two – The Band Perry
Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year
Winner: We Were Us – Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Florida Georgia Line Party Cruise Winner Announced!

Posted on: April 6th, 2014 by brent

Congratulations to Michelle Davison of Pensacola! She’s off to cruise with Florida Georgia Line from Sixth-Man, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Cat Country 98.7!!

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