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.
Fascinated with the Weather? Mark Monday April 30 on your calendar
If you're like me and into the weather, Monday April 30 Todd Heitkamp of the National Weather Service will be conducting a class at the Washington Pavilion.
Hooray – the New Volunteer Opportunities Are In
The Helpline Center of Sioux Falls is out with its weekly list of new volunteer opportunities. Help build a better community by volunteering.
It’s a Sad Day When Toy Stores Can’t Make It – Is Toys R Us Done?
I just heard the news about Toys R Us closing all of their stores. What a sad day. Some of my best memories were when I took the kids there to "look around."
Losing Sleep Because of Work? It’s Happening to More and More of Us
If you spend a good part of the night tossing and turning in bed, you can probably blame your job. A recent study shows more of us are worrying about work.
Amazon’s Alexa Freaking out Some Users
And so it begins - machines taking over the world. We were talking about it this morning on the show and ended up receiving a funny story in return.
We’re Getting Closer to the ‘I, Robot’ Movie Becoming Reality
Ever see the movie 'I, Robot' starring Will Smith? It's about artificial intelligence taking over. Well, we just took a step towards that becoming reality.
Taking the Term ‘Bad Neighbor’ to a Whole New Level
I always joke with my neighbors if they ever consider moving I'm going scare away potential buyers by acting crazy - looks like someone beat me to the punch.
March 6, 1981 – the Day Walter Cronkite Signed off for Good
Those of us who grew before the creation of the Internet, we got our news by sitting down each night and spending time with a guy by the name of Walter Cronkite.
Help Build a Better Community By Volunteering
The Helpline Center of Sioux Falls is out with its weekly list of new volunteer opportunities - and there are some good ones this week.
Sioux Falls Accepting Nominations for Visitor Industry Awards
If you know of someone who works in the visitor industry in Sioux Falls, the Convention and Visitor's Bureau would like to hear about them for a possible award.