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.
How Much of Your Family History Do You Know?
Today (6/14/17) is National Family History Day. Which brings me to the question, "Do you know your family history?" If not, ask someone before it's too late.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Cracking the Code on Teenage Social Media Lingo
If you're the parent of a teenager you definitely need to read this article. It lists the top 50 chat acronyms that kids are using while on social media.
No, You Can Not Pop Your Bladder!
I'm always amazed what topics come up on 'live and local' morning radio. For example, recently we wondered whether it's physically possible to pop your bladder.
Will Robots Take My Job?
I'm usually not one for sharing other websites on our own website but I recently ran across a site you need to check out. It's called 'Will Robots Take My Job?'
Do You Bury Your Pets When They Die? You Should
I actually met someone the other day who had to put their family pet down - and never went back to claim the body. They told the vet to just "throw him away."
Do the Colored O’s in Froot Loops Have Different Flavors?
I recently got into a discussion with a friend about Froot Loops. She argues all the O's taste the same, I think they have different flavors. So who's right?
Main Street Cafe: Hi, I’m Chad. I’m a Netflix-Aholic!
The other night it finally hit me. I had an addiction problem and I needed to do something about it. I realized I had become a Netflix-aholic.
Hooray, Hooray, It’s Beef Jerky Day!
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to National 'Beef Jerky Day.' It's the one day each year when we get to celebrate "Nature's Protein Bar."
Happy Red Rose Day – Be Careful When Giving One Away Though
Today (6/12/17) is National Red Rose Day. But you want to be careful when giving one away; certain colors mean certain things.