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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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Linn County’s Favorite NFL Team Is…

As an Iowa import, I've come to discover choosing an NFL allegiance in this area is a mixed bag, and somewhat hotly contested.  While Green Bay, Chicago, or Minnesota seem to be the top choices, there always a couple other teams thrown in the fray.  Well, a new survey done by Facebook has put the debate to rest.  Linn County's favorite NFL team is...

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Iowa Restaurant to Close Its Doors After IRS Seizes Accounts; No Crime Committed

A restaurant owner in Arnold's Park got the shock of her life, when out of no where, the IRS knocked on her door last year claiming they had seized her checking account.  Was she being accused of money laundering, cheating on her taxes, or some other crime?  Nope.  The reason was quite a bit more shocking.

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Need a Quick, Easy, and Cheap Costume Idea? We’ve Got A Couple.

Your boss just informed you that all are expected to wear costumes for Halloween.  Or maybe a friend has invited you to their costume party?  Maybe you'll be at 'Dracula Returns' tonight, and are planning on coming to the Afterparty, and want to compete in the costume contest.  Problem is, you have no clue what to dress up as, and no money to throw away on an overpriced costume. Don't get scared! We've come to the rescue.

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What Wine Pairs Perfectly With That Candy

The joys of Halloween night, where kids gather endless amounts of candy, while the parents stay home and pass it out, and indulge in their own "candy".  But why should you only have one or the other?  Finally, a list has been released pairing wines with classic candy (as if you needed another reason to raid that treat bag).

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