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Lifelong radio fan, living on the air in Cedar Rapids for 15 years, 13 of them at KDAT.  I love being part of the radio business in this community. Catch me on KDAT weekends and filling in during the week as needed. I enjoy following my Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears.  I enjoy The Big Bang Theory and am a huge fan of Hall & Oates!  Thanks for reading and for listening!


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Zach Johnson at British Open
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Zach Johnson Makes Iowa Proud With Huge Tournament Win

The Cinderella story is always a good one in sports. Whether it be a newcomer, a veteran on the comeback trail, or a long-time competitor finally picking up that first championship after years of hard-fought competition, it keeps the game or event more compelling.

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A new Cell Phone is Causing Problems for Eric

I recently got a new phone and while it's still not a full-fledged smartphone I have discovered enough features on it that I may have started to become the type of person I hate--the one who is constantly checking and using his phone at memorable events or occasions.

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family in van

15 Reasons The Middle Child is Always Likeable

I'm the middle child in my family, and it's a pretty good spot to be in because based on a recently published list, middle children are always likeable.

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10 Signs You’re An Ambivert

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I'm somewhere in the middle, and there's now a term for this. It's called being an "ambivert".

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USO to Honor Military Heroes and Volunteers at 49th USO Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner

Back to Basics on The Nightly News

I can't really stomach television news much anymore, mostly because of the content itself -- there's so much negativity and hostility in the world. If you're going to listen to the doom and gloom, it helps if the messengers themselves don't annoy you.

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If Modern Artists Covered the Music of Hall & Oates

What would it sound like if your favorite old-school band or artist was covered by modern musicians? Such an idea occurred to me recently, so here is my dream Hall & Oates tribute compilation track listing, in no particular order.

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Casey Kasem
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Paying Tribute to a Radio Legend

Casey Kasem, who we lost last year, has been my idol since I was 6 years old.

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Cedar Rapids Skyline
Mike Ferris

5 Ways to Beat Boredom in Cedar Rapids This Summer

A coworker of mine, who is a transplant from the east coast, recently posted a blog on her perspective of what we Cedar Rapids residents need to stop complaining about. Nothing to do in Cedar Rapids? Like Bridget, I disagree.

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A view of the McGrath Amphitheatre getting set up for a show.
Julie James

The McGrath Amphitheatre is the Perfect Setting for Summer Shows

I am so looking forward to July 4th and the Thomas Dostal Developers Freedom Festival Concert at the McGrath Amphitheatre. It doesn't get much better than five national acts on stage, outdoors in the middle of summer.

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John and Andy Taylor, of Duran Duran, performing on stage.
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Recent Study Labels ’80s Music as ‘Boring’

Studies are everywhere telling us something is bad for you one day, only to see a report the next day on its benefits. I give little regard to such research beyond the basic, historically proven facts.

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