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.
South Dakota Receives an ‘F’ from the American Lung Association
The state of South Dakota has received a failing grade from the American Lung Association over the way it regulates tobacco products in the state.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2019 Volunteerism Awards
If you know of someone who goes over-and-above volunteering, the Helpline Center would like to hear about them. The volunteerism awards are coming up in May.
Great Bear Ski Valley Closed until Thursday
Due to the dangerous wind chills forecast for the next few days, Great Bear Ski Valley will be closed until Thursday at the earliest.
Bill Introduced in Washington State to Do Away with Dwarf Tossing – And It’s About Time
With the South Dakota Legislature currently in session, it always amazes me what topics come up for discussion. Same thing with other states across the country.
South Dakota Native Tom Brokaw Apoligizing for What He Said Over the Weekend
South Dakota native and long-time NBC newsman Tom Brokaw is apologizing for what he said on 'Meet the Press' this past weekend. It had to do with Latinos.
Chronic Wasting Disease a Real Concern across the Upper Midwest
Lawmakers in Minnesota are concerned about chronic wasting disease in deer herds in Wisconsin - which has South Dakota lawmakers sitting up and taking notice.
Are You Commiting Financial Infidelity?
You say you'd never cheat on your spouse. Are you sure about that? A lot of people are doing it - in a matter of speaking - financial infidelity, that is.
Texas Man Gifts $1-Million to South Dakota Veterans Home
The estate of a Texas man, with no known ties to South Dakota, has gifted the veterans home in Hot Springs $1-million.
Free Bacon for One Hour at McDonald’s
If you're a lover of bacon, you'll want to mark Tuesday, January 29 on your calendar. Between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM that day McDonald's is giving away bacon.
We’re a Step Closer to Being Able to Vacation in Space
It's one small step for man, one giant leap for space tourism. A Texas company just scored a big victory by sending a tourism capsule into space.