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Cat Country 98.7 Nominated for ACM Radio Station of the Year

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by brent

ACM Radio Nominations: 

The Academy of Country Music radio award nominees for its 49th annual Awards show, set for April 6 in Las Vegas, are:

Small Market Station: KSJJ/Bend, OR; WGSQ/Cookeville TN; WUSY/Chattanooga, TN; WXFL/Florence, AL; WYCT/Pensacola, FL.


ACM Nominees (Televised Categories): Nominees for the49th Annual ACM Awards were revealed moments ago. Televised category nominees are:

Entertainer: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban.

Female Vocalist: Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, Thompson Square.

Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.

Album: Based On A True Story…, Blake SheltonCrash My Party, Luke BryanHere’s To The Good TimesFlorida Georgia LineSame Trailer Different ParkKacey MusgravesTwo Lanes Of Freedom, Tim McGraw.

Single: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line; “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw f/Taylor Swift & Keith Urban; “I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice; “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert; “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker f/Lady Antebellum.

Song: “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” Gary Allan; “I Drive Your Truck,”Lee Brice; “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert; “Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton; “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker f/Lady Antebellum.

Video: “Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry; “Blowin’ Smoke,” Kacey Musgraves; “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw f/Taylor Swift & Keith Urban; “I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice; “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert; “Two Black Cadillacs,” Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Event: “Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton f/Pistol Annies & Friends; “Cruise (Remix),” Florida Georgia Line f/Nelly; “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw f/Taylor Swift & Keith Urban; “Wagon Wheel,”Darius Rucker f/Lady Antebellum; “We Were Us,” Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert.

Cat Country Christmas Lights Recommendations

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 by brent
  • Gulf Breeze…. 1617 Kauai Ct… they have a home that does a huge display with lights and music that is also aired over one of the radio stations (106.9). It is also a Toys 4 Tots drop off location. I think it is 530-830pm daily
  •  There’s a really nice one on 17th in Pensacola..a few blocks before Graffiti Bridge. && the Sowell’s Christmas lights in Milton is always awesome! They have a train ride too
  • Sowells north pole lights…..they are off Munson highway in Milton……5$ a car to drive thru or they have a train you can ride for just $1 a person
  • There’s a road one block before you get to Hillcrest Baptist on the right, where la petite daycare is, don’t know the name of the road but there is an awesome house with tons of lights, like of like the crazy ones you watch videos of on you tube.
  • Nana Loop in Robertsdale has a house with lights that go with music
  • Pickwood, off of Nine Mile Rd. Twin Oaks off of Berryhill Rd. East Gate, off of Munson Hwy. There’s also one on Ten Mile Rd, just East of Stefani. And, one on McKenzie Rd, off of Hwy 95-A in Cantonment.
  • Grand Pointe in gulf breeze
  • There is a house with lights and music off of Audiss Rd. in Bagdad/Milton
  • Bellingrath Gardens are always nice
  • Lights in allentown!!!!
  • Glenshire drive in loxley .
  • Lights in Allentown by far is the best lit house, and as your walking around you can enjoy some hot chocolate. The people there are very friendly as well.
  • There is some in Crestview near Walker Elementry school
  • Nathan rd, they have a lot of lights synced to the music
  • In crystal creek neighborhood behind the Tom Thumb on the corner of mobile hwy. and blue angel. 40 foot Christmas tree!
  • This is a large neighborhood display.  13 houses participating.  These neighbors have gone the extra mile with their decorating.  Street lined with white luminaries.  Candlestick Place, of Hummingbird Blvd., off nine mile road.
  • Our home in the Coral creek subdivision is lit up so bright!! The lights are synchronized with some of the best Christmas music! Come on by and enjoy! 2025 West Indies Dr. 32506
  • We have a christmas display that plays with music at 1440 W Ten Mile Rd Cantonment Florida

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Manna Hat 2013 – Winner Announced

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by brent

Manna Hat 2013

Thanks to John and Kim Cheney from Pensacola for your

generous donation in support of Manna


I’m Brent Lane from the Cat Pak Morning Show at Cat Country 98.7 in Pensacola, FL. The Manna Hat, as it has come to be known, is all authentic autographs… I know because I collected them myself. So, why all this work just to sell the hat? The simple answer is Manna Food Pantriesof Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties needs the help. Cat Country 98.7 (WYCT-FM) is Pensacola’s Community Radio Station. We are family-owned and put community service first. For more information on Cat Country 98.7 visit us at

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 7,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 44,000 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 believe’s 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 Pics

Location on the Hat
Steel Magnolia
January 1, 2013 – Pelican Drop
Front Bill
Brett Edlredge
February 1, 2013 – Cat Country Studio
Right Stack
Zac Brown**
February 22, 2013 – Tallahassee Civic Center
Right Bill
Luke Bryan**
March 14, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Rear Stack
Florida Georgia Line*
March 14, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Right Rear Bill
Thompson Square**
March 14, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Rear Bill
Randy Houser
March 15, 2013 – Beulah Fest
Left Bill
John Anderson
March 16, 2013 – Beulah Fest
Left Rear Bill
Kenny Chesney
April 4, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Front Stack
Eli Young Band
April 4, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Left Front Bill
Kacey Musgraves
April 4, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Right Rear Stack
Darius Rucker
May 10, 2013 – Pensacola Bay Center
Front Left Stack (upside down)
Justin Moore
May 10, 2013 – Pensacola Bay Center
Right Bill
Jana Kramer**
May 10, 2013 – Pensacola Bay Center
Front Right Stack
Lady Antebellum*
May 25, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Left Stack Dimple
Brad Paisley
June 15, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Right Stack Dimple
Chris Young
June 15, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Left Rear Stack
Lee Brice*
June 15, 2013 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Left Rear Bill
Joe Nichols
July 5, 2013 – Captn Fun Beach Club
Left Bill
Cassadee Pope
August 31, 2013 – Black Water Bistro, Milton FL
Right Bill
Dustin Lynch
September 11, 2013 – Captn Fun Beach Club
Left Stack
Sara Evans
October 19, 2013 – Pensacola Interstate Fair
Right Stack Dimple
Brantley Gilbert**
November 8, 2013 – NAS Pensacola
Top Dimple
Josh Thompson
Novemer 12, 2013 – Captn Fun Beach Club
Rear Stack
The Henningsens
December 5, 2013 – The Fish House
Right Rear Bill

Quick Cat Cash $10,000 Winner Announced

Posted on: December 14th, 2013 by brent

Congrats to Forrest Holt from Gulf Breeze…  He takes home the BIG CHECK for $10,000.  After more than 115 of the Cat Country Family had their ball drawn out…  Congrats and as Forrest said… “Semper Fi”


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Thank you for helping Fill the Mayflower for Manna

Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by brent

Help Manna Fill the Mayflower for Thanksgiving…

Manna Food Pantries - Thank you Escambia & Santa Rosa residents for helping raise 112,222 pounds of food for the hungry this year at Fill The Mayflower. Over 28,000 of our neighbors in need will be fed for a day thanks to you!

Thank you to everyone who participated this year! Without Fill The Mayflower, we would not be able to achieve our mission to #leavenooneunfed!

Most Needed Items:
Peanut Butter
Individually Packaged Breakfast
Canned Tuna & Chicken
Canned Fruit
Canned Dinners


You can drop off additional food or Monetary donations at:


116 E. Gonzalez Street, Pensacola, FL 32501

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by brent

Chloe Channell describes a $1,000,000 Hunting Camp

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by brent

Chloe Channell from Pace is moving on to the Vegas Round of America’s Got Talent.  Brent and Candy talked to her about the experience and what she would buy with the $1,000,000 if she won the show.

Hear the Interview with Brent and Candy Here:

Cat Country 98.7 wins NAB Crystal Award

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by brent




Cat Country 98.7 / WYCT-FM


LAS VEGAS, NV — WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL today was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Award. WYCT-FM AKA CatCountry 98.7 is a first time recipient of the award. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.


Ten winners were chosen among 50 finalists who were honored at today’s NAB Show Radio Luncheon.


For more information on WYCT-FM’s accomplishments, contact Dave Hoxeng, owner,   Cell-850-485-7222

The Crystal Heritage Award honors those stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards. Entertainer, musician, author and broadcast personality John Tesh provided a keynote address and personal money-management expert and popular national radio personality Dave Ramsey was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The luncheon was sponsored by ASCAP.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 6-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainsment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at


About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at




The Cat is hiring in sales

Posted on: January 21st, 2013 by brent

Have you ever thought about a career in radio sales? Right now we’re expanding the Cat Country sales team and looking for one talented and motivated individual that is ready to grow with us. As an account executive for Cat Country 98.7 you’ll be helping local businesses develop creative ad campaigns that effectivly help their business grow. The future is bright and the earning income is up to you. Bring your resume to our office at 7251 plantation road, behind University Mall or email it, to hr at

Cat Country 98.7 is part of adx communications, a locally owned company and an equal opportunity employer