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Communities Caring at Christmas is in need

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by brent

From Sue Straughn…

In 1979, WEAR-TV began the Communities Caring at Christmas program.  It was the station’s effort to share the true meaning of the holiday with those who are less fortunate.  The program has evolved over the years to address the changing needs in our communities.  Currently, Communities Caring provides new toys, clothing and daily living needs for abused, neglected or abandoned children living in foster care, children living in poverty and adults with developmental disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Communities Caring At Christmas is solely a volunteer effort.  Leading the way are our corporate sponsor, Sandy Sansing Dealerships and the employees of Gulf Power Company.  Hundreds of willing hands and open hearts provide the donations and manpower to make this program what it is.  In 2013, through the generosity of compassionate individuals, organizations, churches and schools, we were able to share the joy of Christmas with almost 7,000 of our neighbors.

This year looks to be especially challenging as we try to meet the needs of a growing number of children coming into foster care and families in financial crisis.  We’re asking you to please help us continue the tradition of caring through your donation of cash, new toys or clothing.  Your gifts can me brought or mailed to:

 

Communities Caring At Christmas

c/o WEAR-TV

4990 Mobile Highway

Pensacola, FL   32506

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing in the true meaning and spirit of the season.

Sue Straughn

WEAR-TV News Anchor/Senior Editor

Communities Caring At Christmas, Founder/Organizer

 

Kenny Chesney CMT Documentary “Flora-Bama” Video

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by brent

If you missed the Kenny Chesney show at the Flora-Bama on August 16, the CMT special is at 9p on Friday, November 14.

The Flora-Bama-Jama was a free concert  sponsored by Kenny’s Blue Chair Bay Rum.


Here are some great pictures from the event:

Winner Wonderland Winner announced

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 by brent

Congratulations to Amy Longpre from Pensacola! She just won over $25,000 worth of Christmas Gifts in Winner Wonderland including:


2011 Preowned Chevy Impala

$200 gift card

Pensacola Beach

2 Night Stay

Furniture & Home Accessories

14K white Mother of Pearl Crystal Disc & Earrings Set

Christmas Tree

Chick-fil-A for a year

Round of Golf with Golf Cart

$250 Gift Card

Classic Spa Package

Private catered dinner for up to 12, Monthly kitchen meal for one for a year/ Monthly Cooking Class for 2 for a year

$200 assessment and $300 of educational toys

Recliner

Big Green Egg with nest and a bag of charcoal

$100 Gift Certificate

Gulf Breeze Aerobics and Fitness

12 month membership that includes unlimited tanning and personal trainer 2x per month for 6 month

40 Qt Grizzly Cooler

Garage door opener with 3/4 hp Belt Drive Motor with two remote controls, keyless entry battery backup, surge protector and installation

Santana Electric Guitar

Bad Ass Coffee

 

Basket of Coffees

 

Pizzaz

Toys

Toys

John Luke Robertson gets Engaged

Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by brent

John Luke Robertson proposed to girlfriend Mary Kate on his 19th Birthday.  He might be following in the steps of his parents Korie and Willie.  They were married at a young age as well.

 

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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

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

 

$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:

Rules: rules-qcc061614

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.

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