Friday, 26 November 2010

Join The Cat team at Lyceum Square

Saturday 27th November sees the official opening of Crewe's Lyceum Square and Cheshire East have asked The Cat Roadshow to come along and help out with the entertainment. There'll be loads going on from 11 am so why not come down and say hello,ask one of our presenters for a request, we'll be only too pleased to play your favourite song. If you can't make it tune into The Cat from midday when the event will be broadcast live on our station. You never know if it's not too cold there might even be an appearance by Twitchy but she doesn't like the cold weather too much!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Cat & Asda support Children In Need

Friday 19th November is Children In Need day and many activities are taking place at Asda's Crewe store, why not get down there after 1 pm and meet your favourite Cat presenters who will be ensuring shoppers have fun and help raise lots of money for Children In Need. We'll be gving away 3 Ainsley Harriet hand food blenders, come along and find out how you can win one. The Cat's broadcast will be transmitted back to the studio so you can keep in touch with all the fun as it happens. The OB is being sponsored by

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Spread the word, advertise with The Cat for £15 a month!!

At The Cat we want to help spread the word around about all the great local businesses and services available in Crewe & Nantwich. That's why we make advertising on The Cat so affordable from only £15 per month. If you know any local business that may benefit from these great rates put them in touch with us and we'll give you 10% of whatever their advert cost is or if you prefer we' d donate the 10% to Children In Need.

Local businesses can contact our Business & Community Officer, Parveen Smith on 07545-193-593 or send an email to We could have your advert playing out to all our listeners in less than a week. Further details can also be found on our website ( on the "Advertise With Us" page.

Friday, 5 November 2010

The Cat is at Wybunbury Fireworks tonight

Come and join The Cat this evening at The Swan in Wybunbury for their Fireworks display. If you can't make it over, you can listen to our live broadcast from the event from 4pm-9pm with Danny C and Steve Jay.

Friday 5 November, Wybunbury Fireworks

Bigger and Better than last year - Bonfire Night with live music by Night Train

Friday 5th November at Swan Inn Wybunbury

Featuring: Jonty Elwood, Al Dean & the guys

9:30 - late (Bonfire starts at 6:45pm)

The Cat local radio, bonfire, fireworks, hot food, tombola, Outdoor bar

All weather marquees


Download the brochure

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival and Beer Festival

The Nantwich Food and Drink Festival was a great success which an estimated 30,000 people attended. The array of foods and drinks that were available for sampling was spectacular.

Nantwich Town was thriving over the three day event. The local businesses and retailers who travelled from afar were pleased beyond expectation. The visitors came from all over the country. The Cat did food tastings at The Cat's base within the town. Clewlows Butchers produced their traditional sausage for tastings which the public thoroughly enjoyed. A festival enjoyed by all.

You can listen to the interviews from both the Food and Drink Festival and the Nantwich Beer Festival throughout this week. See the programme guide for show times. You can also hear them via our Listen Again feature.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Wybunbury Delves C of E Primary School visit The Cat

Children from Wybunbury Delves C of E Primary School visited The Cat studio today to see a radio studio firsthand and learn about what is involved in presenting a show and editing sounds.

The year 4 children are learning about media and transmission and enjoyed presenting, selecting songs, learning about editing. They even made their own jingle! The school project was a perfect link with The Cat. One young presenter described the visit at "immense"! Another said it was the best school trip they had ever had.

We have some young talented presenters to be at Wybunbury Delves!

The first school visit to The Cat took place today (Monday 4 October) at 10am and you can Listen Again to their time on air on The Cat's Listen Again page. A second group will visit the studio tomorrow at the same time. Listen to them live at

Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Cat's community links pay dividends

The Crewe & Nantwich Community Radio Society is pleased to announce that The Cat has been awarded a Grass Roots grant of £5000 in recognition of the good work done in the community and the stations plans for the future.

It is hoped that new equipment can be purchased that previously was hired and that a mobile studio can be set up to enable more community based broadcasts similar to the successful Vinefect broadcast earlier in the summer.

The Society's 50 members will be consulted on plans and once agreed it is hoped the new equipment can be put into action very quickly.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Internet Connection Back Soon

We have been informed by our internet service provider that our broadband connection should be up and running very soon so please keep trying, thanks for your patience.

Connection Problems

You may be having problems connecting to The Cat at the moment, we have our technical team dealing with the problem and hope to be back on air as soon as possible.

Please check back on this page for further updates.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Crewe Carnival 2010

Crewe Carnival returns on Saturday 28 August and The Cat will be there!

Cat presenter Paul Senior will be hosting the show alongside Andy Bailey from Silk FM. The Cat Crew will also be there throughout the day and you will be able to hear updates from the Carnival on shows on The Cat throughout the day.

Tickets are now available – they are free but anyone who wants to attend the evening concert will need to get a ticket from the Lyceum Theatre, Nantwich Customer Services office or The Box in Crewe. Five tickets are available per person.

As well as a performance from Pop Star to Opera Star winner Darius Campbell, Carnival-goers can also look forward to:

• A performance by ‘Over the Rainbow’ finalist, Dani Rayner

• Performances by local band Vavoom, The Retrospective and Tom Seals (pianist and singer) and band (all courtesy of Volume PR)

• Stunt displays

• The Kangaroos (gymnastic display scheme)

• Performances from X Academy and Footloose dance groups

• Matrix cheerleading squad

• Mini car display

• A display of Cheshire birds of prey and Wyche Dog Training Club

• Display by Crewe and Nantwich Horticultural Society

•A children’s fairground and refreshment stands

•A huge firework display, courtesy of Crewe Carnival partner’s Nemesis.

The Carnival will be officially opened by Crewe Mayor, Councillor Jacquie Weatherill.

For show times and a map of the site, download the PDF file from Cheshire East at

Monday, 16 August 2010

New ways to listen

Our recent RSL has come to an end but you can still listen to The Cat every day through our website at by following the Listen Now link.

We have added some new audio streams specifically aimed at mobile phones so you can listen to The Cat while you're out and about. Choose the high streams when you have a good connection for better quality audio and the low streams for faster streaming on a slow connection.

If you have a car kit for your phone or can connect your phone to your car stereo you will also be able to continue listening to us in your car.

We are also available through several mobile phone apps including Nokia Mobile Internet Radio and several iPhone and Android apps. If we are not listed in the directory you may be able to add us manually by copying the links on the Listen Now page. Please let us know which apps you are using so we can spread the word - email

Thanks for your continued support of The Cat!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Raffle Winners

If you weren't able to tune in today to listen to the raffle drawn live by Cheis Radford's children at 1 pm then listed below is a list of winners. We hope you are one of them, if not thanks for buying a ticket and supporting The Cat.

Cat Raffle
August 15th 2010

2 course meal at Rookery Wood
Julie (phone number provided)
Meal for 2 at The Cheshire Cat
Steve (phone number provided)
Relaxing Angelic Reiki
Kristian Davies
Physiotherapy treatment at CTC
Peter Hughes
Sports massage at CTC
Mhairi (phone number provided)
2 family passes to Palms tropical oasis
Rob Evans (phone number provided)
Ariba Wellbeing initial assessment session
Clare Morris
Studio portrait with Simon J Newbury
Adrian Hildred
Family season ticket for Crewe Heritage Centre
Hamish McNeil
2 bottles of wine
A Latham (phone number provided)
Indian Head Massage at CTC
Annabelle Baynes
Return ferry crossing (dover-Calais)
Cheryl Poulton
Premier sport football holiday camp
Marion Langley
Octagon CD by Dayve Dean
Marion Langley
Family season ticket for Crewe Heritage Centre
Eddie Bebbington
Heritage Centre complimnetary ticket
R Kavanagh
Heritage Centre complimnetary ticket
Juliette Bickerton
Heritage Centre complimnetary ticket
Ashley Smith
Heritage Centre complimnetary ticket
Tim Walton
Heritage Centre complimnetary ticket
Sam Morris
£10 voucher for Clewlows Butchers
Dennis Richardson
£5 Aroma coffee shop voucher
Bev Hughes
2 course meal at Ramada Encore
Mrs M Walker

Please contact the person who sold you the ticket and they will arrange to get the prize to you. Alternatively call or email us at the station and we'll arrange collection.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Final Chance For A Raffle Ticket

The Cat raffle is drawn live on air tomorrow (Sunday 15th August) at 1 pm. You've still got chance to support The Cat by purchasing a ticket online (see link "The Cat Raffle").

There are some great prizes on offer so don't miss out.

A full ist of prize winners will appear on the website.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Cat Raffle

You've only got three days left to get a raffle ticket for our fantastic prize draw taking place live on the station this coming Sunday at 1 pm. Tickets are available online so please buy one or two, the range of prizes is listed further down this page.

Please remember all funds raised from the raffle go towards keeping The Cat online and towards our next FM broadcast (hopefully early in 2011). It costs somewhere in the region of £6000 to put a 28 day broadcast on so your support for The Cat is much appreciated whether it be buying one raffle ticket or advertising on the station.

A full list of prize winners will be made available on the latest news page of our web site.

We would like to thank all local businesses who have supported The Cat by offering a prize for the raffle and we hope that our listeners will show their support for these businesses too.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

We will be continuing our shows on the web!

Yes, if you are now used to listening to The Cat on FM and don't want our 28 day trial broadcast to end then don't worry we are continuing our great shows via the internet.

A new programme guide will be available shortly so keep an eye out on this website but suffice to say most of your favourite programmes and presenters will be continuing on the web.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Elvis is in the building

Tune in to Chris Radford's breakfast show tomorrow (Tuesday) to hear Europe's number one Elvis impressionist, Paul Larcombe, live on air.

Paul will be performing as well as talking to Chris about his phenominal success as Elvis, he has performed all around the world and it is a great coup for The Cat to get Paul to visit the station.

Get your requests in early for your favourite Elvis songs, Paul might just sing it for you!

By the way I am talking about Presley and not Costello!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Ozfit Pain Threshold Test

Which Cat Presenter do you think is the biggest wimp?

The Cat goes out and about around Nantwich as Dayve Dean interviews Derek from the Ozfit Physiotheraphy Centre before he puts Dayve, Kev Lovell and Andrew 'Red Baron' Gregory through their paces in a pain threshold test using pressure points.

You could hear the screams in Crewe!

Check out the interview at

Friday, 30 July 2010

The Cat to broadcast live from Vinefest

Join The Cat at Vinefest in Shavington tomorrow (July 31st) where Steve Jay will be broadcasting live from 11 am through to 2 pm. There will be several Cat presenters on hand including Paul Senior and Dayve Dean to name but two.

Why not come down to say hello, who knows Twichy may also be making an appearance.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Internet Connection Is Now Working

We are pleased to announce that the technical team at The Cat have now replaced the faulty equipment and the internet connection is now fully operational. You can now send emails and texts to The Cat and visit our Facebook page and if you're out of the area you can listen online.

Internet Connection Unavailable

Unfortunately we have a connection problem with our internet service supplied by O2. We are currently unable to take emails or accept text messages to the station, you can't listen to the station online either.

We hope to have this situation rectified as soon as possible. Please keep checking this page for updates.

We still want you to get in touch with us so please ring the station on 01270-618722 with all your requests, dedications and traffic updates.

Thank you for your patience, we hope this does not affect your enjoyment of The Cat.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Meet Twichy!

Meet Twichy, The Cat's new mascot who was out and about around Crewe and Nantwich this weekend.

Each day during our RSL (Restricted Service Licence) on 87.7FM which starts TODAY, Twichy will be giving out a daily prize to a lucky listener. Find out more on the Daily Prize page. Twichy will also be out and about promoting the station so if you see Twichy and the Cat Crew, come over and say hello!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Deaf Havanna and A Wolf At Your Door interview

Tess Williams interviews Deaf Havanna and A Wolf At Your Door records. Please take some time out to listen to Tess' random style of interview with both parties!

Listen to the interview.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

We Need Your Help!

We want to attract as many listeners as possible to The Cat during our 28 day broadcast, can you help us get the message across that we are on air. We'd like you to display one of our posters at work, at home, in fact anywhere that it will get noticed (as long as you have permission of course).

If you can help then please email and we'll send you a jpeg file of the poster, simply print off and put it up. Then forward the poster to all your friends, the more people that know about The Cat the better because we are proud of our station and we think we've got some great programmes that the people of Crewe & Nantwich will enjoy, so let them know about it, spread the word, The cat is back!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

The Cat Raffle

To broadcast for 28 days is a rather costly affair and we are very grateful to local businesses who have supported us both with advertising and donations of prizes for our fund raising raffle.

The raffle takes place "live" on air at 1 pm on the last day of the broadcast, 15th August.

If you would like to buy a raffle ticket to help support The Cat and keep us on air, you can, the prizes include:

A ferry crossing to France with P & O Ferries
A studio portrait photo session with Simon J Newbury Photography worth £100
A family season ticket for Crewe Heritage Centre
A meal voucher for £40 to spend at The Cheshire Cat

Plus others.

Visit our website and buy through PayPal (coming soon) and we'll post your tickets to you.

Say Hello To Twitchy The Cat

Next week Twitchy the cat will be out and about in Crewe & Nantwich town centres. If you spot her then go up and have a chat and you could win one of many instant spot prizes kindly donated by local businesses.

You could win a meal for two at The Brasserie in Crewe Hall, a haircut from Nantwich Hair Studio, a manicure from Madison Spa, physiotherapy treatment from CTC Physiotherapy plus many more.

Listen in to The Cat from Monday for more details of how to get your hands on one of these prizes.

Monday, 12 July 2010

It's 87.7 fm from 19th July.

We have received official confirmation from OFCOM that our frequency for the next 28 day broadcast of The Cat will be 87.7 fm.

So it's time to get the car stereo's tuned in, tell all your friends to do the same and if you're out and about in shops or pubs ask them to re-tune to 87.7 fm.

On Monday 19th July at 7 am, Chris Radford will be starting the broadcast with his purrfect Breakfast show, not to be missed

We hope you will be keeping us company right through to August 15th.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Nantwich Family Funday

The Catmobile has been out and about today at the Nantwich Family Funday.

We met up with a few of the stallholders. You can hear the interviews and download as an MP3 file at

Friday, 9 July 2010

Join The Cat in Nantwich this weekend

The Cat will be out and about around Nantwich this Saturday, 10 July.

We will be debuting the 'Cat Mobile', our new roadshow vehicle at the Family Fun Day at Barony Park. Several team members and presenters will be there throughout the day handing out flyers and information about our upcoming RSL (Restricted Service Licence, a 28 day FM broadcast) and also recording interviews to be played out on air. Come along and have a chat!

We are also supporting Reuben and Emma at their fundraising event at The Bowling Green, raising money for The Christie in Manchester. They will be climbing Kilimanjaro and to prepare for that their are holding a day of entertainment including live bands and an open mic session. The Cat will be there to support and record interviews. Entry is free although donations are encouraged. Find out more information about this event on their Facebook event page at

You can also hear Cat presenter Dayve Dean interview Emma and Rebuen about the event.


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