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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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An Iowa Marriage 72 Years In The Making

The was a big wedding over the weekend.  And although Neal Patrick Harris finally got married to his longtime partner David Burtka this weekend, that's not the wedding we're talking about.  This one was much closer to home, and honored a relationship that's lasted a lot longer.  In fact, 62 years longer.

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KDAT Helping You Get That New Hair Style and Color For Fall During Retro Cafe

It's inevitable. The season is changing, and Fall is on the way. The best part about changing seasons is changing styles.  And all this week, 104-5 KDAT's Gregg Scharnau is helping you do just that during the Retro Cafe, thanks to Blaze: A Color Salon in Cedar Rapids, setting you up with a $100 giftcard.

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Jimmy Fallon Battles Adam Levine on the Wheel of Musical Impressions

Jimmy Fallon has already proven time and again his skills at impressions, especially of famous singers.  Little did we know, he's not the only one with this skill set.  Last night on the show, Adam Levine was a guest, and faced off head to head with Jimmy on the best musical impressions.  Admittedly, we were blown away.

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Katy Perry in 2008
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Before They Were Stars: Filmmaker Discovers Early Footage of Katy Perry

Before there was Katy Perry, there was a young Katy Hudson, whose self titled debut hit in 2001, when she was just 17. While the album failed to sell, it did produce 2 radio singles, and took Katy on the road as part of a larger tour, but also on her own solo tour. On one of those, a filmmaker tagged along, and has just rediscovered that footage. Enjoy the innocent beginning of a Christian recording artist who would become, Katy Perry.

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“Survivor” Lead Singer Jimi Jamison Has Passed Away

It was reported earlier today that Jimi Jamison, front man of rock groups "Survivor" and "Cobra" passed away Sunday night from a heart attack.  He was 63. While he was not with the band until after "Eye of the Tiger", he was still responsible for many of their hits, including "The Search is Over", "Is This Love", "Burning Love", and "Moment of Truth."

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