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.
Happy World Water Day – It’s Time We Stop Taking It for Granted
I recently learned that every year since 1993, March 22 has been designated 'World Water Day.' So when are we going to stop taking this source of life for granted?
How Kids Today Picture a Scientist – It’s Changed over the Years
When I say the word "scientist," what do you picture in your mind? A man or a woman? A new study shows we're finally getting away from the stereotypical male.
Time for Another Edition of ‘Wanna Know Wednesday’
This week's topics are where to sit on a plane so you don't get sick and should the toilet paper go on the top or on the bottom? We have the definitive answer.
Helpline Center Releases Its New Volunteer List for This Week
If you're good at preparing meals or running, the Helpline Center could use your help. Those are two of the areas needing some volunteer assistance this week.
Good Morning and Happy ‘Alien Abduction Day’
This year's theme for 'Alien Abduction Day' (aka 'Extraterrestrial Abductions Day'), "Remember to celebrate responsibly - and don't get carried away."
More and More of Us Are Hiding Money from Our Honey
Reuters News Service recently ran a story about how more of us are hiding money from our spouse. Experts even have a term for it, "financial infidelity."
State Powerlifting Championships in Sioux Falls This Weekend
Many of the strongest people in South Dakota will be in Sioux Falls this weekend (3/17) competing in the State Powerlifting Championships.
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.