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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.
Pool Open
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Cedar Rapids Cherry Hill Aquatic Center Set to Re-Open Tuesday

Quite the frenzy was caused Friday as news spread that Cherry Hill Aquatic Center would be closed for an undetermined amount of time, as glass was broken along the pool's edge, with some falling into the pool. Today, we find out crews have been busy, and the pool is set to re-open sooner than expected.

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Category: Articles, Local News
Downtown Cedar Rapids June 2008
June 11, 2008 - David Greedy - Getty Images

Rising Cedar River Waters Raising Concerns as Roads Begin Closing. See Which Roads Have Closed

It's been 6 years since it happened. But no matter how much time passes, the "F" word still makes us all nervous, even though some minor flooding has become a yearly occurrence. However, all this rain lately has got many of us nervous, especially as we see the flooded areas to the north, (which will be headed our way soon), and start to hear about the road closures. How bad will it get?

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Category: Local News, News
Cedar Rapids Storm Damage 6/16/14

Damage Across Cedar Rapids, More Could Be Coming. Avoid These Locations. [PHOTOS]

Last night was certainly a wild one across Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. This morning, we're seeing plenty of damage and branches down. And as more could be coming the rest of the week, we join many media outlets asking for your pictures. And it's not because we're nosey, it's actually quite important.

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Category: Articles, Local News, Photos
Thomas Northcut/Don Bayley/Ekaterina Fribus

A “Jamgrass” Concert in Cedar Rapids… So What Is “Jamgrass”?

This weekend marks the 2nd of our McGrath Music on the River series, as the group Tallgrass takes the Thomas L. Cardella stage.  What's awesome about these concerts, is you get to bring your kids, plus the setting is awesome (the new McGrath Amphitheater), and you have the chance to experience different styles/flavors of music.  Last time was reggae, and this time is Jamgrass... which is what exactly? 

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Category: Articles, Concerts, Videos
Seth MacFarlane and Neil Patrick Harris in Million Ways to Die in the West
Universal Pictures

Is “A Million Ways to Die in the West” Worth Seeing?

Last night was our advanced screening of the new Seth MacFarlane's new flick "A Million Ways to Die In The West."  He wrote, directed, and stars in the modern look at a classic western, with an all star cast, and the Seth MacFarlane humor you'd expect.  So do it hit the mark, or misfire (like Seth in a classic scene from the movie)?

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Category: Articles

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