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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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Robertus Pudyanto - Getty Images
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An Amazing Artist You Should Know Is Coming To Cedar Rapids

Monday we announced the first ever NewBo Music Festival, and I have to tell you, I'm very excited about this show.  Looking at the line-up, you're probably wondering who these bands are and why you should care. So I'll just start with one artist you need to know and care about, and that is Allen Stone.

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Where Have I Heard That Cough Syrup Song Before

I used to be a big fan of Glee.  I watched season 2 and 3 somewhat religiously. Unfortunately as we decided to "cut the cable", I just stopped watching.  (There were also a bunch of cast changes I wasn't fond of.)  One of the biggest moments that got me hooked on the show thought was a powerful episode in season 3, accented by an amazing song titled "Cough Syrup".

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Hy-Vee Issues Pasta Salad Recall Over Contamination Concerns

UPDATE: A list of Stores who may have sold the contaminated salad has been released.

If you recently bought the Summer Pasta Salad from Hy-Vee, you should not eat it, but instead toss it immediately, or head back to your local Hy-Vee, as they have issued a recall specifically on that product.

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Mom’s The Inspiration

With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the woman who has inspired you to be the best you, and maybe even to be a great mom. At KDAT, we want to join in your celebration of Mom, and would love to hear your stories. And we've put together a nice prize for some of the most deserving moms too!

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Finding Parental Guidance and Inspiration in Disney’s New Cinderella

For the first time in a long time, we went to go see a movie the other day.  It was my wife's birthday, and she wanted to see the new live action Cinderella.  We knew the story line, and pretty much knew exactly what to expect.  However, I was surprised by what we took away from the movie.

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So Many Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For Saturday Night

Life keeps you busy, no doubt.  There's so many different things we're involved in, either us personally or our family, that it's hard to keep everything so separated.  So it kind of works out nicely when everything comes together, which happens for me Saturday night at the Cedar Rapids Titans Game. 

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