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.
Mayor Paul TenHaken Appoints Stacy Kooistra as New City Attorney
Pending approval by the city council, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken has appointed Stacy Kooistra to serve as the new city attorney.
Building a Better Community through Volunteering
The Helpline Center is out with its list of new volunteer opportunites, and there are some good ones this week. Check it out.
Original Pancake House Offering Free Breakfast to Teachers Next Week
Beginning Monday August 20 and running through Thursday August 23 the Original Pancake House is offering free breakfast to all teachers and school administrators.
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.
This Week’s ‘What’s Happening’ with Addie and Kali
Every Monday morning Addie and Kali from The Event Company stop by the Main Street Cafe to visit with Chad and Beth about events happening in the region.
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.
Time’s Running out to Be a Part of Leadership Sioux Falls
You only have until Tuesday August 14 to signup for the new session of Leadership Sioux Falls. The program's objective is to train up-and-coming leaders.
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.