I grew up on a small farm near Leota, Minnesota in the Southwest part of Minnesota. I began my radio career at KWYR in Winner, then on to KKAA in Aberdeen, KV91 in Volga/Brookings, a variety of stations in Rapid City and for the last more than a few years in Sioux Falls. I reached the top of the radio food chain that is KXRB in 2007 and haven't been kicked off yet! Join me weekdays from 3-6PM for our three hour afternoon energy drink 'The McDaniel Mess'. Prizes, fun and of course the greatest country music ever recorded! I have 2 kids and 5 Grandchildren. And yes, they all still like me fine.
South Dakota Does Have A Dinosaur. It’s Me.
I thought I was a dashing young stallion. Turns out I'm a plodding dinosaur. How did that happen?
Whatever Happened to Curly From The ‘Three Stooges’?
High brow humor? Nope, no way. From the bottom of your belly laughs? Absolutely! And my favorite of the Three Stooges was Curly. As it turns out, it was a tough life.
There Will Be No ‘Spy-in-the-Sky’ Over Deadwood
Look, up in the sky! It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman! Well, maybe. But if you're on Deadwood's Historic Main Street, it certainly isn't a drone.
Welcome To South Dakota’s Oldest Private High School
It's the spring of 1951 and about 20 folks gathered together to figure out how to get their kids educated. What sprang out of that meeting was South Dakota's first private High School.
South Dakota Official Musical Instrument Is The Fiddle. Who Knew?
I love a good fiddle tune, from the great Charlie Daniels to the legendary Flatt and Scruggs, but I had no idea the fiddle was the official musical instrument of South Dakota.
South Dakota’s Best ‘Under A Grand': Colton, Population 687
Its no secret, what makes South Dakota great are the small towns, those communities with a population 'Under A Grand'. C'mon, let's visit one now.
Everyone Remembers Their First Car, What Was Yours?
I'll bet your first car was special, no matter how old it was or how beat up it was. What was your first one? Let me tell you about mine.
South Dakota’s Best ‘Under A Grand': Lake Preston, Population 599
It's the small towns that make South Dakota the best state in the nation, those communities with a population 'Under A Grand'. Let me introduce you to one now!
Centerville South Dakota Is In The Twilight Zone?
Centerville is a fine town, one of the best in South Dakota with some 880 or so of the friendliest people you'll ever find. So what the heck is it doing in 'The Twilight Zone'?
South Dakota’s Best ‘Under A Grand': Valley Springs, Population 759
Bigger isn't always better. In fact, it's the small towns that make South Dakota the greatest state in the nation! Let's visit one of South Dakota's best 'Under A Grand'.