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