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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.
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
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University Of Iowa is One Of America’s Most Underrated Colleges, As Well As My Alma Matter

While high school seniors have narrowed their focus and are awaiting their college acceptance letters, the college search starts to kick into high gear for juniors. I recall, it's a tough decision.  However, according to Buzzfeed's new list of the top 27 underrated colleges in America, I'm apparently a trendsetter, even though I didn't attend a certain Iowa School (which also made the list).

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Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair
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It’s A Fair Way To Spend A Day Or Two Of Your Summer

We've really only just scratched the surface on Spring, but we're already excited about summer, and the massive amounts of concerts actually coming to our area. For some, tickets are already on sale, but for the Iowa State Fair shows, tickets go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am.  Of course, we've already grabbed a couple for you.

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sleeping beauty
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A Couple Area Princesses Have A Date With Sleeping Beauty

As we welcome Ballet Quad Cities presentation of "Sleeping Beauty" to the Paramount Theatre this weekend with Orchestra Iowa, we wanted to give Dad's and their Princesses a chance to enjoy the show (with some other friends or family).  And thus, our Daddy's Little Princess search was launched, and your response was overwhelming.

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The Freedom Fest Medallion Hunt Has Begun, And We’ve Got Your Clues

The 3rd Annual Freedom Festival Medallion Hunt just kicked off Monday, and already there's plenty of eager Cedar Rapidians searching high, low, everywhere to find it, seeking their chance at the $500 Hy-Vee giftcard, and the big reveal of the new 2015 Freedom Fest logo.  Here's the clues you need.

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JT and Garth
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Garth Brooks + Justin Timberlake = One Unforgettable Moment [VIDEO]

We had a fun night spent in the ER last night as my daughter tripped and split her chin on our nightstand.  No April Fooling. And it was busy, with a long wait, giving me plenty of time to surf the net while she enjoyed her Disney shows.  Somehow, I stumbled across this amazing video from December, as two current music "legends" took the stage together for an epic moment.

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