Hi, my name is Chad McKenzie. I host the Main Street Café, mornings on 1140 KSOO, along with News Director Beth Warden. I’m considered one of the “old farts” in Sioux Falls radio. I’ve been waking people up in the tri-state area since 1984. I spent my formative years growing up on a small farm just outside of Chester, South Dakota. After deciding that wasn’t my cup of tea, and realizing I had the gift of gab, I enrolled at South Dakota State University, where I went on to graduate and land a radio job in Sioux Falls and I’ve been here ever since. Back in the 1990’s, I also did weather for KELOLAND Television. It was then I realized radio was my true love. Whenever I have any free time, you’ll find me either on a golf course with friends, or riding motorcycle down a two-lane country road.
Minnesota Congressman Facing Abuse Allegations
U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison from Minnesota is denying allegations he abused his ex-girlfriend. This as he prepares to run for Minnesota attorney general.
Time to Stock up on Crocs: My Favorite Shoe May Be Nearing the End
I like wearing Crocs. There, I said it. Yes, they look goofy and your feet sweat, but I still like them. However, it sounds like they may be on their way out.
Coming This Month to the PREMIER Center – Speciality Mini Donuts!
If I seem a bit giddy please forgive me. I just learned that the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center plans to open up a speciality mini doughnut station. Yummers!
Using Summer Day Camp as a Tax Deduction
If you sent your kid(s) to summer camp this year, make a mental note to mention it to your tax guy come Spring. You may be able to write off a portion of it.
AAA South Dakota Collecting Supplies to Help Local Students
In preparation for the new school year, AAA South Dakota is collecting school supplies through August 26 at all of its locations.
United States Finding Itself in the Midst of an EpiPen Shortage
Just as classes are about to begin, many parents are having a difficult time finding EpiPens to send with their kids to school - seems the shelves are bare.
Building a Better Community through Volunteering – Can You Help?
Time once again to take a look at the new volunteer opportunities available through the Helpline Center. Remember, volunteering is a great way to give back.
Jack Nicklaus and Andy North Agree to Take Part in Sanford International Golf Event
Jack Nicklaus along with Andy North will be among those participating in an exhibition golf event during the Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club.
Madison Dairy Queen Does It Again – over 44,000 Blizzards Sold
The Dairy Queen in Madison, South Dakota led the way again on Miracle Treat Day. They sold over 44,657 Blizzards to help out Children's Miracle Network.
Know a Special Volunteer? The Helpline Center Would Like Their Name
If you know of someone who goes out of their way helping others, surprise them by nominating them for the Helpline Center's Volunteer of the Month Award.