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Chris Carson

Longtime music fan, I didn't catch the radio bug till college up at Winona State University in Minnesota. After that, well as they say, the rest is history. Once radio gets in your system, there's nothing else you can think of doing. And I'm glad that road has landed me here in Cedar Rapids. I'm not a born Cedar Rapidian, but am a Chicago burbs implant. First radio gig was doing mornings on Soft Rock KREZ in Cape Girardeau, MO, so being back on the format is a welcome home. Since that start though, I've become a father of 2 (9 yr old daughter Mikayla and 5yr old son Nathan), and husband to an amazing wife, Lauren, for 12 years (my HS sweetheart). We also have a cat, although we're dog people at heart. Besides here and Cape Girardeau, I've also in small town Illinois, and have been on almost all formats, including Country, Classic Rock, "Oldies", and Pop stations, but like I said before, being on KDAT is like a return to my roots. I love being a part of closing out your workday and getting you home to relax and unwind.
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Freedom Fest Releases Their Schedule of Events

We were told that when the Medallion Hunt ended, the Freedom Festival Schedule of Events would be released.  And since the Medallion was located earlier, and the winners were awarded today, the Freedom Fest crew has delivered the schedule to us.  Get ready for another amazing year, loaded with old favorites, and plenty of new things to look forward to.

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Prairie Home Companion
Prairie Home Companion
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A Radio Geek’s Dream Show Is Coming To Cedar Rapids

Being a music guy, and, well, younger, I'm not the biggest fan of NPR.  Maybe I'm just ignorant.  But when a radio legend is coming to town, I definitely "geek out" for a moment, no matter what it's background.  It's how I'm feeling about the news that the legendary Garrison Keilor's "Prairie Home Companion" is coming to town.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock
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7 Awesome Uses For Pesky SiIica Packets

How many times have you bought something, like a purse or shoes for example, and inside is that packet of silica gel.  We've been somehow programmed to see "danger" written all over it, so we make sure to get rid of it immediately.  Almost panic style. However, you might want to consider collecting those.

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Chris Carson
Chris Carson
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University Of Iowa is One Of America’s Most Underrated Colleges, As Well As My Alma Matter

While high school seniors have narrowed their focus and are awaiting their college acceptance letters, the college search starts to kick into high gear for juniors. I recall, it's a tough decision.  However, according to Buzzfeed's new list of the top 27 underrated colleges in America, I'm apparently a trendsetter, even though I didn't attend a certain Iowa School (which also made the list).

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Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair
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It’s A Fair Way To Spend A Day Or Two Of Your Summer

We've really only just scratched the surface on Spring, but we're already excited about summer, and the massive amounts of concerts actually coming to our area. For some, tickets are already on sale, but for the Iowa State Fair shows, tickets go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am.  Of course, we've already grabbed a couple for you.

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