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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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“Frozen” Coming to “Once Upon A Time”: Top 6 Things We Now Know (spoilers!)

I am a huge "Once Upon A Time" fan.  Just something about the show has reeled me in.  In full disclosure, I'm not completely excited by the addition of Elsa/Anna to the cast, but am clearly in the minority there I know.  As such, I'm sure many would love to hear some of the secrets for the upcoming 4th season (premiering Sept. 28th) recently revealed.

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We Ran, We Raved, We Raised A Bunch of Money! [VIDEO]

We can't believe it's been well over a week since the 5k Rave Run went down.  Thanks to all those who joined us for this one last summer celebration, raising money for the Cedar Rapids Parks and Rec Youth Scholarship Program.  We could tell you had a ton of fun, and all for a great cause.  And just to let you know...

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KDAT Is Giving You The Chance To See Theresa Caputo: TLC’s “Long Island Medium”

Friday morning, we announced the very exciting news that Theresa Caputo, TLC's "Long Island Medium" is coming to the U.S. Cellular Center.  Appropriately, it'll be just in time for Halloween too, as the event will take place October 29th.  Whether you believe or not, you have to admit, this will be an experience you won't want to miss.

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Goofing off on live TV? Carson did this morning…for a great cause! [VIDEO]

I was given the chance to join Joy Howe on Fox 28 this morning to talk all about the 5k Rave Run coming up Saturday.  (You have heard about it, right?)  But being a radio guy, and a little nuts, and also up way earlier than I'd like, well, you might say I got a bit goofy.

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Cedar Rapids Bank Robbery Update: 2 Men Arrested, Others Still At Large

Between April 28th and July 7th, there were 8 bank robberies reported in Cedar Rapids.  One of these robbers was caught May 2nd, after fleeing the scene.  Another pair was caught June 26th after fleeing the scene. Now today, the Cedar Rapids Police and the FBI report that 2 more men have been arrested in connection with 3 of the other robberies.

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