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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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Step Inside a Now Vacant Cedar Rapids Landmark

I've had fun taking you behind the scenes at some events and places around Cedar Rapids, and am only just getting started. (Later this week, we'll go backstage at a Titans game).  I'd love to know where else you'd like to get "All Access" to, but for now, I've been beat to explore one building I've been wanting to see.

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A Rough Winter Has Created a Major Need For Your Help

While the weather in this area has been pretty much par for the course for a typical Iowa winter, a majority of the country has been dealing with situations far from the norm, and far outside their comfort zone. This has created a serious situation for one important life saving service, and your help is needed.

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Cedar Rapids School District Makes Stunning Decision Regarding Snow Days

We received notice a little bit ago from the Cedar Rapids School District regarding how they will be making up their snow days this year, which has had parents and teachers curious.  We now know.  And we guarantee, some will not like it, at all.

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The Moment You Realize You Missed Changing One Clock

It's the hour change we all regret, "Spring Forward", when we lose an hour of sleep.  No one cares about the additional hour of daylight they're gaining, self included.  It's all about the lost sleep. So we drag our feet Sunday morning and reach for that extra cup of coffee. But thanks to a clock I missed changing, I need an extra cup of coffee today too, for 2 reasons.

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