CAT COUNTRY 98.7
Winner: Best Radio Station
Runner Up: Best Morning Show-Cat Pak Morning Show, Best Talk/News Host-NewsRadio 1620, Wendi Summers, Branden Rathert
This country station has won this category for six consecutive years, thanks, in part, to its tremendous outreach in the community. Cat Country’s yellow tent and street marketing team are fixtures at every event. Popular Cat Country host Brent Lane received the nod from IN readers for Best Radio DJ and was a runner-up in the category Best Person To Friend On Facebook.
VINYL MUSIC HALL
Winner: Best Music Venue, Best Bar For Live Music
Runner Up: Best Special Event Space, Best Night Club, Best Cover Charge Worth Paying, Best Place To Shake Your Stuff
Music fans in Pensacola have wanted a mid-sized venue forever. Vinyl Music Hall has finally made that dream a reality, and IN readers have picked it a winner for the second consecutive year. The venue has added vibrancy to downtown Pensacola that has been missing for decades.
Winner: Best Local Person To Follow On Twitter
Whitney Fike made a Twitter account so she could vent about her Delta flight. “I knew that Delta would answer my tweet faster than I could get customer service in the airport and they did,” she said. The president of the Pensacola chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association continues to tweet about a wide range in topics. And strives to be relevant. “I try to keep my tweets timely. No need to tweet about something that happened a couple days ago,” she said. “You’ll see me tweet from concerts, during award shows, about country music, public relations/marketing articles, current events and local news. I’ll also link articles from my blog – southernsparkplug.com.”