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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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So You Want an iPhone 6? Here’s How To Improve Your Odds

Everyone was going nuts about a week ago waiting on Apple's big announcement, which we pretty much knew would be the iPhone 6.  And now, we're all going nuts as the phone comes out in just over a week.  But if you've ever tried to get an iPhone when it first comes out, you know it's quite the battle. Hopefully this will help.

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Cedar Rapids Welcomes Its Newest Weatherman, Terry Swails

A good weather forecast can make all the difference sometimes.  For that reason, we're pretty excited to hear the news from CBS 2 and FOX 28, that lifetime Iowa weatherman, and Iowa's most experienced broadcast meteorologist, Terry Swails, is joining our weather partner as their Chief Meteorologist.

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Never Forgotten, Forever Honored. Carson Recalls Sept. 11th [PHOTOS]

I'll never forget that morning.  My mom woke me up to notify me I might not be flying to New York the following day for a radio conference, as a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center.  Thinking it was a 2 seater Cessna or something, I brushed her off and went back to sleep.  Then my brother in law called asking for a ride to "the base", as he was in the National Guard.  And the reality hit.

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Dinner, Concert, Memories, and A Valued Souvenier On Us!

104.5 KDAT is excited for the upcoming Vertical Horizon and Tonic show at the Riverside Casino in just a couple weeks, on Saturday, September 27th.  And all this week during Five For The Drive, not only do we have your chance to win tickets, we also have your chance to make the event even more memorable.

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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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