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“Concert For The Kids” at Boots N Buckles Saloon!

Thanks to YOU $10,500 was raised for our kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the “Concert For The Kids” at Boots N Buckles Saloon!

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What a show with Josh Turner, Thompson Square, Chris Janson and Runaway June!

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A Big THANK YOU to Boots N Buckles Saloon for making this night possible!

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Great things like this happen because of GREAT listeners like you!

Puppies, 97.5, and Kate…. Oh My!

Lakeland is home to a great group of radio stations (obviously), but it is also the Spring home to the Detroit Tigers. Amongst those Tigers is a man by the name of Justin Verlander, who just so happens to be in a relationship with this slightly attractive and famous woman named Kate Upton.

Justin and Kate (as we like to call them) make their home in Lakeland while down here for Training. It’s not odd to hear of them being spotted at one of the local restaurants or on the golf course. However, it is a rare opportunity to be able to be asked by their teams to help out with an event they’re participating in.

We were glad to be a part of the SPCA Grand Slam Adoption Event held at Tigertown, prior to a Spring Training game recently. While Justin was preparing to pitch, Kate was out and about meeting fans, playing with the dogs, and granting us interviews. It was truly a fun afternoon!

 

Despite the shining star, the real purpose of the day was to help get some dogs adopted.... Aurora, Melissa, and Cinderella were all on board to help!
Despite the shining star, the real purpose of the day was to help get some dogs adopted…. Aurora, Melissa, and Cinderella were all on board to help!

 

Melissa takes a minute to try her hand at golf.... We shall protect the innocent and say no more....
Melissa takes a minute to try her hand at golf…. We shall protect the innocent and say no more….

 

 

Kate Upton was a lovely hostess, with a great sense of humor. Waiting for the live on-air break, she took a minute to just relax and joke around.
Kate Upton was a lovely hostess, with a great sense of humor. Waiting for the live on-air break, she took a minute to just relax and joke around.

 

 

Kate and DJ Thee Trucker
Kate and DJ Thee Trucker

 

 

Kate Upton and Roger
Kate Upton and Roger

 

 

Two lovelies.... Kate and Melissa
Two lovelies…. Kate and Melissa

97 Country takes HOB!

It is always a great time at House of Blues at Disney Springs and Orlando Rocks Country on July 23rd was no exception! The 97 Country Breakfast Club was invited out to host the night, featuring local acts Jill’s Cashbox, Patrick Gibson, Justin Grimes, and Jeff Hurst.

 

DJ, Melissa, and Roger get ready to go out and announce Justin Grimes.
DJ, Melissa, and Roger get ready to go out and announce Justin Grimes.

 

 

DJ, Roger, Patrick Gibson, and Melissa pose to celebrate Patrick's 10 years performing throughout Florida.
DJ, Roger, Patrick Gibson, and Melissa pose to celebrate Patrick’s 10 years performing throughout Florida.

 

 

The 97 Country Breakfast Club opens the night up at House of Blues for Orlando Rocks Country!
The 97 Country Breakfast Club opens the night up at House of Blues for Orlando Rocks Country!

 

 

Introducing Jeff Hurst....
Introducing Jeff Hurst….

 

 

The entire night was dedicated to raising money for a local young man battling cancer. Multiple raffle drawings occurred throughout the evening, as well as goodies being thrown out to get the crowd excited!
The entire night was dedicated to raising money for a local young man battling cancer. Multiple raffle drawings occurred throughout the evening, as well as goodies being thrown out to get the crowd excited!

 

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