Contact Us

How to Catch a Kat

It was a dark and crisp night on January 22nd. It was 7:19pm and I was driving back to the station after a long day of broadcasting. I just turned off 10th street and was heading south on Pierce street. Up ahead  I could see Pronews 7’s building and the what was for a short time, a green light. As I approached the light it began to transform into yellow. I said to myself, “I can make this.”

I was the only vehicle on the street. No one else was going south, no one was coming from the west down 11th. I was in the clear. So I increased the pressure on the accelerator and sped up the Kat Truck. I said to the Kat mobile, “We’ve got this.” It replied with an engine purr.

Only 10 feet away from the light line I was feeling confident. I put a little more pressure on the accelerator as I crossed the line. Then as I was in the middle of 11th and Pierce;  LIGHTS!

Bright blinding light exploding from all angles, flashing and popping as I drove. I thought to myself, “Are the paparazzi documenting my travels?!?”

Then I came to the realization of why lights would be flashing as I drove underneath a traffic light. I realized that I should have stopped at the light instead of rushing past it. I had been caught by the traffic light camera at 11th & Peirce.

(Photo by the City of Amarillo Traffic Signal Program)

So remember, don’t run red lights. And if you want to catch a Kat, let me drive.

Best of 101.9 Blake FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Blake's VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Blake's VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.