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Dana Minchew wins Last Prize Standing, but there is more…

Posted on: May 9th, 2018 by brent

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (Pensacola) – Last Prize Standing 2018 was a fun Cat Country 98.7 Station Contest that took on a whole new meaning when Dana Minchew claimed her $5000 Savings Account at Central Credit Union. It started with 102 possible prizes on a grid.  One by one 100 prizes where eliminated, leaving only 2.  Each time a prize was eliminated that contestant became a qualifier for the drawdown at Bob Tyler Toyota on Sunday, May 6th.  At the end of the drawdown the last ball in the hopper belonged to Dana Minchew from Pensacola.  She made the $5000 Savings Account at Central Credit Union the Last Prize Standing.  She explained that she choose the savings account because her 1.5 year old daughter had recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and that she would use the money to offset medical expenses in the future.  Today, she arrived with her daughter Cora to claim her savings account.  What she didn’t know was that an anonymous donor heard her story and called and offered to match her prize winnings.  Cat Country 98.7 presented Dana with her winnings and then surprised her with the additional check.  She said she was speechless.

Thank you to the team at Central Credit Union for being a part of today and sharing in the incredible surprise.

Last Prize Standing 2018 – Winner Announced

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 by brent

LAST PRIZE STANDING 2018 Presented by Fishbein Orthodontics had Trips, Cash, Goldfish, a Motorcycle, and a shot at the Alpaca. 100 local contestants qualified for the drawdown on May 6th.  100 prizes came off the board to leave only 2 left.  CONGRATS TO DANA MINCHEW from Pensacola who took the $5000 Savings Account from Central Credit Union at the drawdown at Bob Tyler Toyota on May 6th.

Click to see Printable Prize Grid – FINAL GRID

2018 Prize Descriptions:

1:         A $5,000 check

2:         Dog Breed of your Choice and Puppy Care Kit from Petland (up to $5,000)

3:         5,000 Taquitos from What-A-Burger Delivered on a mutually agreeable Date. (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $5,000

4:         4 day luxury cruise “brochure” for the Destination of your choosing (ARV: 50 cents)

5:         1 TON of Goldfish Crackers from Fishbein Orthodontics (ARV: $5, 131)

6:         $5,000 Shopping Spree at the Marcus Pointe Thrift Store

7:         Tuition for 2 in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University with Brent & Angela Lane (ARV: $200)

8:         Leftover Moes Chips from every Cat Country 98.7 staff meeting for a year (must pick up at station every Tuesday afternoon) (ARV: $500)

9:         A $5000 Savings Account at Central Credit Union (ARV: $5000)

10:       Invisalign or Braces from Fishbein Orthodontics (ARV: $5000)

11:       New heating and air for your home from Air Design (up to $5,000)

12:       The Pac Man Game / Wine  Cabinet (ARV: $3,000)

13:       Candy’s preowned Pool Table that her fiancé still wants (up to $3,000)

14:       $5000 worth of Beer from Lewis Bear (Must be 21) (ARV: $5,000)

15:       $5000 worth of Gold Coins from Emerald Coast Coins (ARV $5,000)

16:       Man Cave including arcade game, bar, 60 inch LED TV, surround sound, and tacky ‘man cave’ sign with your name (up to $5,000)

17:       Social Media Lessons from Jenna Scott and Line Dance Lessons at Whiskey Runners Saloon (up to 2 hours of lessons) (ARV: $1)

18:       A Large Big Green Egg with Accessories and $1000 worth of Meat from Barnes Feed Store (ARV: $5,000)

19:       Private dinner/meal at your home for up to 6 people each month for a year with a professional chef (ARV: $5,000)

20:       A new hot tub filled with Moe’s Queso (ARV: up to $5,000)

21:       Dance lessons with Candy at Fred Astair Dance Studio, you will learn to be a pro at the Macarena and the Wobble (up to 5 lessons) (ARV: up to $2,000)

22:       One Gardall GUN SAFE with delivery and installation from Ace Unlocks  (ARV: $2,700)

23:       A Hit Song Writer writes you a song, we play it once on Cat Country 987 (ARV: up to $5,000)

24:       Honda Rebel Motor Cycle from  Pensacola Motorsports (ARV:  $4,599)

25:       One Ultimate birthday party for your kid(s) with birthday food, magician, clown, Inflatable, pony rides, face painting  (ARV: up to $5,000)

26:       A Preowned “Mystery Car” from Pensacola Honda (ARV: up to $5,000)

27:       New performance bicycle from Pensacola Area bike dealer (ARV: up to $5,000)

28:       500 Grand Slam Breakfasts from Denny’s (paid as a $5000 Gift Card)  (ARV: $5000)

29:       Brand new 2018 4 door box fort from Coastal Moving and Storage, now with a second floor (ARV: $100)

30:       Annual Family photo sessions for 5 Years from a Cat Country 98.7 approved Vendor (ARV: up to $2,500)

31:       Donations to all of your kids’ school fundraising causes for their remaining grade school years (up to $5,000)

32:       Amazon Prime Membership, and Alexa Personal Assistant and $4,000 Amazon Credit.

33:       Christmas bills paid up to $3,000 and two round trip coach tickets from the continental United States to Pensacola for a family to visit (ARV up to: $5,000)

34:       3 DAY 2 NIGHT Chicago Experience with Air Fare, Hotel, a Chicago Cubs Game, and a once in a life time experience with Jake Owen (ARV Up to: $ 5,000)

35:       A Hunting Trip with Cat Country 98.7 Sales Manager Jeff Wayne to his secret camp (ARV: $3,000)

36:       A Blue Angel T-Shirt from The Pensacola Beach “Blues at the Beach” Show and $2000 in Spending Money for Blues on the Beach Weekend (ARV: up to $2,040)

37:       Brand new riding mower, weed eater and trimmer, and your first mow provided by Brent and Candy (Lawn mowed up to 1 acre) (ARV: $4,000)

38:         X Box One with Gold Live Membership for 5 years plus a new game every month (ARV: $4800)

39:       10 Years of Tires from Dave Howell Tires (ARV up to $5,000; Installation restricted to a single personally-owned vehicle; three-year warranty per full-set installation; Total prize: Three full-set installations over ten-year period dating from May 6, 2018; Maximum per installation value:  $1,650.)

40:       A one week RV rental for a family bonding trip with $1,000 gas card (ARV up to: $5,000)

41:       Your very own Alpaca, chosen by Cat Country 98.7 personnel with a value not to exceed $3,500 including shipping (ARV: $3,500)

42:       A new shed (ARV: up to $5,000)

43:        .79 Polar Pops from Circle K every day for a year and a $500.00 Gas Card (ARV: $1000)

44:       Apple Time:  Apple Watch, iPhone X, and MacBook (ARV: up to $5,000)

45:       Complete VHS collection of the Original Star Wars Trilogy (Used)  (ARV: $150)

46:       Carnival 5-day, 4-night cruise for 4 to Cozamel and $1000 Ships Credit (ARV: Up to $5,000)

47:       IP Hotel and Casino Stay – 4 Days in a Suite and $1,000 wagering cash (ARV up to: $5,000)

48:       All the empty moving boxes from Big Moose’s move to Pensacola (ARV: $1,500)

49:       Season passes for 2 at a Fun Park for 4 years (ARV: $4,000)

50:       Cat Country Show Pass – A pair of tickets to every 2019 country concert Cat Country 98.7 is part of (ARV: up to $5,000)

51:       $5,000 worth of Bodacious Brew Coffee (ARV: $5,000)

52:       $5,000 Shopping Spree at Bere Jewelers  (ARV: $5,000)

53:       New siding for your home from Cat Country 98.7 approved vendor (ARV: up to $5,000)

54:       A Kawasaki ATV from Pensacola Motorsports  (ARV: $5,000)

55:       The Cat makes your car payment for a year (up to $5,000) (ARV: up to $5,000) (if you do not have a car, you will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 instead)

56:       Outlaw Car Stereo – Rock your Tailgate with a $5000 Tailgate Stereo/Video Upgrade to your Truck or Car (ARV: $4400)

57:       Pay off Student Loans, up to $5,000 (ARV: $5,000) (if you do not have student loans, you will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 instead)

58:       a day of kayaking and a night of camping at Blackwater Canoe Rentals with Candy and Chris and YOU KEEP THE CAMPING EQUIPMENT ($500)(Candy and Chris will prepare all meals) (ARV: $1,000)

59:       1 Year of membership at Planet Fitness (ARV: $120)

60:       A Honda 10,000 Watt Generator from Seville Power (ARV: $4,995)

61:       A private air-conditioned port-a-john for 4 events in one year (best seats in the house) from Cat Country 98.7 approved vender (ARV up to: $5,000)

62:       5,000 – $1 scratch off lottery tickets (ARV: $5,000)

63:       New deck renovation from Cat Country 98.7 approved vendor (up to $5,000)

64:       3 years season tickets for 2 to the Blue Wahoos, with a catered tailgate party for 10 on Opening Day (ARV up to: $5,000)

65:       $5,000 Walmart Gift Card (ARV: $5,000)

66:       5 Day Norwegian Cruise Vacation for 2 with $1000 in Ships Credit. (ARV up to: $4,000)

67:       A new sun room from Cat Country 98.7 approved vendor (up to $5,000)

68:       90 minute deep tissue massage every week for a year from Massage Envy   (ARV:  $5,000) 

69:       60 inch 4K Curved Super HD TV and deluxe cable service for a year (ARV up to: $5,000)

70:       $5,000 Shopping Spree at Winn-Dixie (ARV: $5,000)

71:       An open tab at The Shaker (ARV: Up to $5,000)

72:       $5000 shopping spree at Oreilly’s Auto Parts (ARV: $5,000)

73:       Your taxes paid up to $5,000 (If taxes are less than $5,000 owed, you’ll receive a check for the difference)

74:       $1000 Dollars in UWF or PSC College Gear (ARV: up to $1,000) 

75:       Photography Lessons with Cat Country 98.7 Intern Peter Laser (5 Hours of Lessons) (ARV: $1,000)

76:       A $5,000 Foot long from Subway (the equivalent in Sandwiches)  (ARV: $5,000)

77:       We add $5,000 to your Health Savings Account, if you don’t have a Health Savings Account you will receive at $5000 Check.

78:       6 Night 7 Day Cozumel Diving Trip from Dive Pros with Air, Hotel, and gear (ARV:  $5,000)

79:       $2500 in Skin Care Services from a Cat Country 98.7 Approved Vendor (ARV: $2,500)

80:       The latest Smart Phone (bought out) and a credit of $2500 for service at MetroPCS (AVR: Up to $4500)

81:       Dinner for 2 at the fanciest restaurant in Pensacola including Tip… Plus we buy 2400 meals for your hungry Neighbors at Manna Food Pantries  (ARV: $4500)

82:       $100 Cash Each Week for the Rest of the Year (ARV: $3900)

83:       Alaskan Get Away for 7 Days/6 Night, Flight and Hotel and $500 in souvenir money (ARV: $4500)

84:       One Travel Trip for two from the Groupon Deal of Your Choice (ARV: Up to $5000)

85:          Movie tickets for you and 3 of your friends every week for a year plus 4 popcorn buckets at the The Ridge or The Breeze Cinemas  ($2200)

86:       The Brett Young Fly Away (ARV: $3000)

87:       Three Days with the Donald… Duck that is… Disney World for 4 (ARV: $4000)

88:       The Ultimate Couch Potato Prize: 70” TV, Sound and Recliner with a fully stocked beer fridge (ARV Up to: $4000)

89:       80 Tanks of Gas from Tom Thumb (ARV: Up To $5,000)

90:       A Night at McGuires to Kiss the Moose with Big Moose for you and 10 Friends… Drinks included (ARV: $1500)

91:       $5000 worth of Hardees Fire Grilled Burgers (ARV: Up to $5000)

92:       Super Star Artist Fly Away to Meet Kid Rock and Make Bologna Sandwishes and eat moon pies.  Plus $1000 to cover souvenirs. (ARV: $4000)

93:       Whole House Flooring Make Over from Smith Family Carpet (ARV: Up To $5000)

94:       20 Years of Netflix on us ($2700)

95:       Mentoring from radio station owner Dave Hoxeng  (ARV: $3000)

96:       400,000 Pennies in a Bucket (ARV: $4000)

97:       The CMA FAN FEST Dream Trip of a Lifetime hosted by JD Haas with $2500 to Spend Thanks to EMI (ARV: $5000)

98:       A Lip Sync Battle with a National Country Artist (ARV: $2000)

99:       A $5000 Shopping Spree at Alyssa’s Antiques in Pace

100:     Hawaii for 2 – Air fare and Hotel – the first week of June. (ARV up to $4500)

101:     $5000 worth of Concert tickets to the Wharf (ARV: $5000)

102:      Bladeless Lasik Eye Surgery from Center for Sight for two eyes (Must be medically-qualified as a candidate) (ARV: up to $5000)


2018 ACM Nominees Announced

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by brent

The following is the full list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Winners announced on April 15, 2018.


Jason Aldean

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban



· Kelsea Ballerini

· Miranda Lambert

· Reba McEntire

· Maren Morris

· Carrie Underwood



Jason Aldean

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Chris Young


Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line


Tim McGraw & Faith Hill



Lady Antebellum


Little Big Town


Old Dominion



Lauren Alaina

Danielle Bradbery

Carly Pearce




Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Devin Dawson

Russell Dickerson

Brett Young



High Valley




Runaway June


ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Breaker – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


California Sunrise – Jon Pardi

Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


From A Room Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records


Happy Endings – Old Dominion

Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: RCA


Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.


SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Better Man – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt

Producer: Zach Crowell

Record Label: MCA Nashville


Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records


Drinkin’ Problem – Midland

Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Record Label: Big Machine Records


I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros.


SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

· Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt

Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits


· Female – Keith Urban

Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR)


· Tin Man – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall

Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music


· Whiskey And You – Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton

Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (BMI)


VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

Black – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Max A. Butler


It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne

Director: Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver

Producer: Tiffany Davies


Legends – Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Jeff Venable

Producer: Ben Skipworth


Marry Me – Thomas Rhett

Director: TK McKamy

Producer: Dan Atchison


We Should Be Friends – Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: April Dace



Rhett Akins

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne


VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Craving You – Thomas Rhett Featuring Maren Morris

Producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.


Dear Hate – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill

Producers: Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville


Funny (How Time Slips Away) – Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson

Producer: Carl Jackson

Record Label: Universal Music Enterprises


The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood

Producers: Busbee, Keith Urban

Record Label: Capitol Nashville


What Ifs – Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina

Producer: Dann Huff

Record Label: RCA Nashville


Daryle Singletary Passes

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by brent

Daryle Singletary reportedly passed early this morning of an apparent heart attack.

The news was shared by Craig Campbell on social media.

“Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning,” the statement reads. “He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally…”

Daryle  Singletary was born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia. He and his wife, Heather were lifelong Dogs fans.  At an early age, he sang gospel music with his cousins and brother. Later on, in high school, he began taking vocal classes as well. By the early 1990s, he had moved to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a record deal.

In Nashville, he found work singing during open-mic nights at various venues, before finding work as a demo singer. One of the demos that Singletary sang was “An Old Pair of Shoes”, which Randy Travis eventually recorded. Travis recommended Singletary to his management team, who helped him sign to a recording contract with Giant Records.

Daryle was best known for his hits, “Too Much Fun”, “Let Her Lie” and “Low Expectations”. He was on tour and last played the Rodeo Club in Dadeville, AL Friday night.  In what turned out to be one his last interviews, he expressed his love of making music to pay the bills, to Mitch Sneed in the Alex City Observer.

“Every time I get on stage I can’t help think about how lucky I am to be standing up there doing something that I love the way that I do,” Singletary said in a telephone interview last week.  “We’ve been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out – for 22 years now. I continue to work and continue to build a fan base…”

“There’s no magic formula. I just go out there and play the music I love and have a good time with it.  Thankfully for us, there are still a lot of people out there who want to hear traditional country music and they’ve been finding their way to our shows all over the country.”

Daryle Singletary was 46. He is survived by his wife, Heather, and four children.


Pete Shinnick Named NCAA II Coach of the Year

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by brent

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UWF head football coach Pete Shinnick was named the Division II National Coach of the Year, as announced by the American Football Coaches Association during the live broadcast of the American Football Coaches Awards®, presented by Amway, at the Charlotte Convention Center Tuesday.

Shinnick led the Argonauts to an 11-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in their second season of competition. UWF went 5-3 in the ultra-competitive Gulf South Conference to finish tied for second. The Argonauts won a school record six-consecutive games which included five against nationally ranked teams en route to the title game appearance.

UWF was ranked second in the final AFCA Top 25, marking its first-ever ranking after receiving votes twice during the 2017 season.

The Argos had the nation’s 20th-ranked defense and were among the top 20 in sacks, turnovers gained, interceptions, fumbles recovered, fourth down defense and defensive touchdowns.

UWF had a number of exciting events transpire in 2017. Among the highlights in the regular-season were: A goal line turnover in the final seconds to secure a win at Missouri S&T in the season opener; The team tied a school-record with 51 points in a win over Chowan; Austin Williams kicked a field goal as time expired in a wild road win over Florida Tech to claim the Coastal Classic for the second-consecutive year, Marvin Conley had a 98-yard pick-6 in the last minute to preserve a 28-14 win over Mississippi College; the Argos defeated North Alabama 30-7 on Senior Day; UWF erased a 16-0 deficit to defeat West Georgia 34-29 and earn a berth into the postseason, becoming the fastest startup to reach the playoffs in Division II.


The postseason run proved to be just as exciting, captivating the nation as the team knocked off one top-25 opponent after another, beginning with a dominating 31-0 win at No. 16 Wingate. A 17-14 win at No. 25 West Georgia followed before winning the Super Regional 2 championship at No. 17 West Alabama. The national semifinals saw another dominating defensive performance as the Argonauts outlasted top-ranked and undefeated Indiana (Pa.), 27-17 to advance to the title game.


The award is the first for Shinnick, who is 16-10 in two years at UWF and 129-56 in 16 seasons as a head coach.


He becomes the ninth coach in UWF history to win a national coach of the year award. That group includes women’s soccer coach Joe Bartlinski, men’s golf coach Steve Fell, baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat, diving coach Barbara Parker and men’s tennis coach Derrick Racine.


UWF now has three reigning national coaches of the year with Fell, Racine and Shinnick.

Manna Hat 2017 – Sold

Posted on: December 10th, 2017 by brent

Congrats to Sheila from Pensacola, the new owner of the 2017 Manna Hat

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Location on the Hat
Granger Smith
January 26, 2017 – Juana’s Pagodas
Right Front Bill
Brett Young  March 17, 2017 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Left Front Bill
Brett Eldredge March 17, 2017 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Front Bill
 Luke Bryan March 17, 2017 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Front Bill
 Midland  May 25, 2017 – Wild Greg’s Saloon Right Bill
Luke Combs June 3, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Bill
Tyler Farr  June 3, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Bill
Brantley Gilbert June 3, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Right Bill
 Morgan Wallen July 14 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Rear Bill
Chris Lane July 14 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Right Bill
Florida Georgia Line  July 14 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Right Rear Bill
Kenny Chesney  August 5, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Front Stack
Ashley McBryde Sept. 16, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Left Bill
Brother’s Osborne Sept. 16, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Bill
Eric Church Sept. 16, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Left Bill
 Adam Craig Sept. 17, 2017 – Fan Jam – CMP Left Front Stack
 High Valley Sept. 17, 2017 - Fan Jam – CMP  Right Rear Stack
Parmalee Sept. 17, 2017 - Fan Jam – CMP Left Rear Stack
Lauren Alaina Sept. 17, 2017 - Fan Jam – CMP Front Stack
Drake White Sept. 21, 2017 – The Sandshaker Left Dimple
 Carly Pearce October 6, 2017 – Juana’s Pagodas  Right Bill
Easton Corbin October 12, 2017 – Whiskey Runner’s Saloon Rear Stack
 Walker Hayes October 13, 2017 – Pensacola Bay Center  Front Left Bill
Dan and Shay October 13, 2017 – Pensacola Bay Center Right Dimple
Thomas Rhett October 13, 2017 – Pensacola Bay Center  Top Dimple
Trace Adkins October 25, 2017 – Pensacola Interstate Fair Rear Bill
William Michael Morgan October 28, 2017 – Pensacola Interstate Fair Left Dimple
Russell Dickerson November 2, 2017 – Wild Greg’s Saloon  Right Stack
Delta Rae  November 19, 2017 – The Saenger, Pensacola Front Bill
LanCO  November 19, 2017 – The Saenger, Pensacola Left Bill
Josh Gracin November 19, 2017 – The Saenger, Pensacola Rear Stack

Cat Country 98.7 named CMA Station of the Year 2017

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 by brent

October 10, 2017

CatCountry 98.7 named 2017 CMA Station of the Year

Pensacola’s locally-owned country radio station, CatCountry 98.7, has been named 2017 Radio Station of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA).  Keith Urban called Brent and Candy to announce the win this morning. This is the first time Cat Country 98.7 has won the coveted CMA Station of the Year award..

CatCountry 98.7 personalities Brent & Candy were also nominated by the CMA for the 2017 Radio Personalities of the Year for The Cat Pak Morning Show. Brent & Candy’s CatPak Morning Show is “Live & Local” 5A to 10A Monday-Friday along with Jenna Scott who gets you through your work day from 10-2, and Bo Dalton keeps you company on the ride home each afternoon from 2-7.


The CMA Awards will air on WEAR ABC 3 on November 8th at 7pm. Brent and Candy will be broadcasting live from Nashville in the days leading up to the awards show.

Brent Lane says “This incredible honor and recognition from the Country Music Association is a direct reflection on our community. Every part of our submission to the CMA has something to do with you. Cat Country 98.7 is so proud to be locally owned and operated by Dave and Mary Hoxeng. It is our privilege to serve in times of need and times of joy. You are our family and to be recognized as such on a national level is a great and heartfelt honor.”


Amanda Nealis – Survivor from Las Vegas Shooting

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 by brent

Keep your dogs safe and happy on the 4th!

Posted on: July 4th, 2017 by bridget

This article is lovingly borrowed from the amazing site Pet MD:


Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation.


Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. Or, you may want to go check out your local professional fireworks display. While putting the finishing touches on your planned celebration, take a moment to consider your pets.


Unlike people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud whizzes and bangs they produce.


Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Why? In a 2005 press release the Indiana Proactive Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW) stated that animal shelters the day after Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.”


Both the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and PAW have listed ways you can prevent your holiday celebration from turning into a tragedy. Here are 10 tips on how to keep your pet from panicking this Fourth of July weekend.


10. Keep your Pet Indoors at All Times!


It may seem obvious, but even if your pet is used to being outside, the resulting panic caused by fireworks or other loud noises may make them break their restraint or jump a fence in a terrified attempt to find safety.


9. Don’t Put Insect Repellant on Your Pet that isn’t Specifically for Pet Use


The same tip applies to applying “people” sunscreen on your pet. What isn’t toxic to humans can be toxic to animals. The ASPCA lists the poisonous effects of sunscreen on your pet as, “…drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy.” DEET, a common insecticide, may cause neurological issues.


8. Alcoholic Drinks Poison Pets


If your pet drinks alcohol, they can become dangerously intoxicated, go into a coma, or in severe cases, die from respiratory failure. Yes, even beer is toxic; fermented hops and ethanol are poisonous to dogs and cats.


7. Going to a Fireworks Display? Leave Your Pet at Home


The safest place for your pet is at home, not in a crowded, unfamiliar and noisy place. The combination of too many people and loud fireworks will make your beloved pet freak out and desperately seek shelter. Locking them in the car is also not an option; your pet may suffer brain damage and heat stroke.


6. Have Your Pet Properly Identified


If your pet manages to break loose and become lost, without proper identification it will be that much harder to get them back. Consider fitting your pet with microchip identification, ID tags with their name and your phone number, or both. It is also a good idea to have a recent picture of your pets in case you have to put up signs.



5. Keep Your Pet Away from Glow Jewelry


It might look cute, but your pet could chew up and swallow the plastic adornments. The ASPCA states that while not highly toxic, “excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.”


4. NEVER Use Fireworks Around Pets


While lit fireworks can pose a danger to curious pets and potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws, even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Some fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as arsenic, potassium nitrate, and other heavy metals.


3. Don’t Give Your Pet “Table Food”


If you are having a backyard barbeque, you may be tempted to slip some snacks to your pet. But like beer and chocolate, there are other festive foods that could harm your pet. Onions, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough are all possible hazards for dogs and cats.


2. Lighter Fluid and Matches Are Harmful to Pets.


The ASPCA lists chlorates as a harmful chemical substance found in some matches that, if ingested, can cause your pet difficulty in breathing, damage blood cells or even cause kidney disease. If exposed to lighter fluid, your pet may sustain skin irritation on contact, respiratory problems if inhaled, and gastric problems if ingested.


1. Citronella Insect Control Products Harm Pets, Too.


Oils, candles, insect coils and other citronella-based repellants are irritating toxins to pets, according to the ASPCA. The result of inhalation can cause severe respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, and ingestion can harm your pet’s nervous system.




The safest and best bet for celebrating this Fourth of July with your pets is to exclude them from holiday festivities, at least this time around. Instead, find a safe, secure spot in the home for your pets while you go out and enjoy the loud bangs, bright lights and spectator fun. Your pets will appreciate the quiet a lot more than you’ll enjoy the noise.

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Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by brent