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.
Keep the Kids Busy This Summer by Encouraging Them to Volunteer
The Helpline Center is out with its new list of volunteer opportunities. This week they're also launching their family-friendly, do-it-yourself project.
No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teachers Dirty Looks
Fifth graders at a Long Island, New York elementary school have decided they've had enough - enough of homework that is. And they're doing something about it.
Avera Health Names Bob Sutton Its New CEO
The Sisters of Avera Health have named their new CEO to lead the organization into the future. Bob Sutton will step into his new role Monday June 18.
Sometimes You Find the Kindest Reminders in the Strangest of Places
As mean-spirited as social media has become, sometimes all it takes is a simple reminder that we can all do better. Take this kindergarten class for example.
If You’re in the Habit of Regularly Eating by Yourself, You May Want to Call a Friend
A new report has been released showing that face-to-face relationships are, quite literally, a matter of life or death - especially when it comes to eating.
What Do You Mean Vitamins Are a Total Waste of Money? Says Who?
If you're one to take vitamins every morning, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but there's new evidence that shows vitamins don't really help.
Popular Birth Control Pill Being Recalled
There seems to be a problem with the popular birth control pill Taytulla - it may lead to unintended pregnancies.
Free Battery Checks and Free Shred Event Being Offered This Friday
Before hitting the road this summer, one of the first things you should do is get the battery on your vehicle checked. And AAA is offering to do it for free.
Virgin Mary Statue in New Mexico Weeping Real Tears
Thousands of believers are flocking to a church in New Mexico to see a statue of the Virgin Mary weep, what parishioners claim, are real tears.
Help Make Your Community Better by Volunteering
The Helpline Center is out with its new list of volunteer opportunities. If your expertise is science or safety, your services are very much needed this week.