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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.
Byron Buxton rounding 3rd in Majors debut
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Popular Former Kernel Finally Gets the Call to the Majors [VIDEO]

It was an exciting weekend for the Cedar Rapids Kernels with back to back wins over Lansing Saturday and Sunday.  But the real excitement came with a special announcement Saturday night.  Does the name Byron Buxton ring a bell?

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General Manager Chris Kokalis
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Professional Soccer Team Coming to Cedar Rapids

Today was a day shrouded in mystery, ever since the '6.11.15' sign showed up on the billboard at the US Cellular Center about almost 2 weeks ago.  Today, that mystery was solved as we've learned a professional soccer team is coming to Cedar Rapids.

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Bridget DeMeis
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#GetBrettTo1D: Get Caught Up On The Exciting Updates [VIDEO]

Since the story of Marion's Brett Wheeler first touched our hearts a few weeks ago, a lot has happened. I got the privilege to get Brett, his family, and a couple of other key players into the studio to get caught up on the story the other day to get all caught up. 

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Cheese Pizza Rocks Uptown Friday Nights [GALLERY]

Friday night saw another exciting Uptown Friday Nights at the McGrath Amphitheatre with great performances from My Selfish Me and Cheese Pizza. The weather was perfect, adding to the ambiance in the amphitheatre a huge success, as the massive crowd rocked out to the legendary party rockers.

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