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HoHoHoHow Much Longer Until The Wall-To-Wall Holly Jolly?

We had a nice synopsis of the mood of the KDAT family as it pertains to our start date for full-time Christmas music. People have been asking me when the "launch date" is. That's classified. Maybe I should create my very own WikiLeak page.

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What’s With The Christmas Music? The Great Holiday Debate, With Your Responses.

Did you notice...  Christmas is in the air.  It's been in the stores for weeks, it's all over the commercials, but what... it's not yet on KDAT 24/7?  What is going on? 

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Need An Extra Boost In Your Step? Reap the Benefits of Running!

I find I'm always on the go, trying to get here and there as quickly as possible.  More often then not, I seem to be running more than walking, yet I've never really been a runner.  But thanks to my daughter, that may be changing after this weekend.

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‘Stuffing the Bus’ To Help Out Those In Need in Our Community

For the past 3 years, we've teamed with the Cedar Rapids Titans to get the word out and "Stuff" a coach bus with goods for area residents in need, and this year is no different, as it kicks off again tomorrow!

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The Corridor On Tap Beer Festival Features A Reduced Price For Designated Drivers

Designated drivers are special people and will be treated as such at Friday night's Corridor on Tap Beer Festival in downtown Cedar Rapids, that features more than 100 beers from around the U.S. and across the globe.

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When The Snow Arrives Saturday & How Much We’ll Get

The cold has been here for a few days and is expected to continue right into next weekend. I know that's not what I want to hear and you probably don't either, but those are the facts. This weekend, our world also turns white. Here's the timeline of when and how much

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2,000 Trout Being Released In Cedar Rapids On Friday

It's not often that people who fish get great news in November, but here's some. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be releasing 2,000 trout into 

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Plan For A Sick Day Now, The Coldest Day Of The Winter Will Be…

The cold weather has arrived early in Eastern Iowa which begs the question,"How cold will it get?" No one can really answer that question, but we can tell you when it will likely be the coldest.

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“Bomb Cyclone” Makes Iowa State Fans (And Weather Wimps) Shiver

I love made-up weather terminology. "Polar Vortex" is now joined by "Bomb Cyclone." This one is a disturbance in the Arctic which has much of the U.S. bracing for a cold week. While we will escape the 12" + snowfall of Minnesota, Wisconsin and the U

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Miranda Lambert and Justin Moore Sell Out Cedar Rapids Show In Minutes

I knew it was going to be a hot ticket. I predicted weeks ago it would be an instant sellout. However, I wouldn't have predicted it would sell out as fast as it did!

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