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.
Congrats to 12 Year Old Caden Houge – Your Volunteer of the Month
The Helpline Center congratulates Caden Houge on being named the March 2018 Volunteer of the Month. Caden volunteers at the Butterfly House and Aquarium.
A Possible Breakthrough in the Fight against Breast Cancer
Given the scope of the medical community here in Sioux Falls, there's some encouraging news to report regarding the fight against breast cancer reoccurring.
March Madness at the Office – Are You Going to Sneak a Peek?
Be honest - who (besides me) plans to "sneak a peek" at the NCAA men's basketball tournament today? If you said, "Yes," you and I won't be alone.
Ford Recalling 1.4 Million Cars Because of Steering Wheel Problem
The reason the cars are being recalled is because there's a risk of the steering wheel coming loose, causing drivers to lose control.
We’re Just Hours Away from Finding out Who’s Headlining JazzFest This Year
At precisely 3:00 PM Thursday March 15 we find out who will be the Main Stage Performers at this year's JazzFest. That's when the lineup will be unveiled.
Fascinated with the Weather? Mark Monday April 30 on your calendar
If you're like me and into the weather, Monday April 30 Todd Heitkamp of the National Weather Service will be conducting a class at the Washington Pavilion.
Hooray – the New Volunteer Opportunities Are In
The Helpline Center of Sioux Falls is out with its weekly list of new volunteer opportunities. Help build a better community by volunteering.
It’s a Sad Day When Toy Stores Can’t Make It – Is Toys R Us Done?
I just heard the news about Toys R Us closing all of their stores. What a sad day. Some of my best memories were when I took the kids there to "look around."
Losing Sleep Because of Work? It’s Happening to More and More of Us
If you spend a good part of the night tossing and turning in bed, you can probably blame your job. A recent study shows more of us are worrying about work.
We’re Getting Closer to the ‘I, Robot’ Movie Becoming Reality
Ever see the movie 'I, Robot' starring Will Smith? It's about artificial intelligence taking over. Well, we just took a step towards that becoming reality.