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.
Pheasant Numbers Looking Good for This Year’s Hunting Season
Game, Fish and Parks is out with its prediction for the upcoming pheasant hunting season in South Dakota - and the numbers look good. In fact, they look great.
Here’s ‘What’s Happening’ in Sioux Falls This Week
Time for another edition of 'What's Happening' with Addie and Kali from The Event Company. They always seem to find those events that no one else knows about.
Time to Sign up for ‘Volunteer Sioux Falls Day’
Mark Friday September 14 on your calendar. That's the date of this year's 'Volunteer Sioux Falls Day' being organized by the folks at the Helpline Center.
Illicit Drugs Becoming a Popular Way of Celebrating Holidays
According to a new study, more and more Americans are turning to illicit drugs to mark special occasions - like national holidays.
Strawbale Winery Raises $13,800 from Folk Off & Rib Challenge
The final numbers are in, and this year's Folk Off & Rib Challenge raised $13,800 for the Boys and Girls Club and South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music.
South Dakota’s First Hindu Temple Opening in Tea
People who practice Hinduism will soon have a place to worship. The first-ever Hindu temple in both South and North Dakota will soon be opening up in Tea.
Animal Crackers No Longer Stuck in Cages
Because of increased pressure, the parent company of Nabisco has decided to repackage animal crackers, showing the animals in the open rather than in cages.
South Dakota Back to Being Last in the Country in Teacher Pay
The National Education Association is out with its yearly statistics, and South Dakota has dropped back to being last in the country in teacher pay.
This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities Include Helping at Germanfest
The Helpline Center is out with its new list of volunteer opportunities. On the list this week is helping at Germanfest as well as the Sioux Falls Marathon.
Priscilla Jorve of Sioux Falls Named August Volunteer of the Month
The Helpline Center congratulates Priscilla Jorve on being named the August 2018 Volunteer of the Month for her work at the Good Earth State Park Visitor Center.