Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB! She graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student. During her undergraduate career, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and “The Xavierite” Newspaper at SXU. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Before her senior year in college, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 The Joe: WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM. Shortly after graduation, Christine moved to Sioux Falls in 2018 to jump-start her career as a Multimedia Journalist at a television station. She would write, edit, shoot, and report stories throughout the Sioux Empire. Christine was able to connect with public officials and community members to share their stories with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes, Christine can be found running on the bike trails or exploring her new city! She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin! Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian at the University of Illinois! Christine is very passionate about all types of music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.
Dunkin’ Donuts Release A New Coffee Bar
As I patiently await for a Dunkin' Donuts in Sioux Falls (pretty please), the franchise’s new coffee bars allow me to take my favorite coffee wherever I go!
Hometown Tuesday: The Carpenter Bar
It's a hidden gem to visit in Sioux Falls. That's the best part about it. It's truly unique.
Sioux Empire Fair Receives Top 100 Fairs Recognition
Despite the fact that the 81st Annual Sioux Empire Fair is still over five months away, the International Fairs and Expositions (I.F.A.E.) has given a little love to the fair in a big way!
The 2020 Sioux Falls “Go Red For Women” Event
The 16th Annual "Go Red For Women" fundraising event at the Sioux Falls Convention Center was full of laughter, excitement, and more importantly full of heart.
Pitchers And Catchers Report For Spring Training
It’s the most wonderful time of the year...and I’m not talking about Christmas! It’s that joyous time when you hear the resonating crack of a bat, or when you ask a vendor for some Cracker Jack!
The Most Popular Valentine’s Day Gift By State
Are you still looking to buy something special for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Well I don't mean to pressure you, but your time is almost running out!
Popular Names By The Decade
When was the last time you met someone named Barbara or George? There are some names that just aren't as common as they were in the past. Here's a list of the most popular names by their respective decades.
American Heart Association-Heart Month
Since 1964, February has been known as "American Heart Month" across America! This month encourages people to become knowledgeable about their heart health and various diseases associated with the heart.
National Girls & Women In Sports Day!
Check out what these collegiate athletes have to say about their roles as women athletes.
Grieving Over Someone You Don’t Know Is Normal
Why are we feeling this sadness when most of us didn't even know Kobe or his daughter Gianna personally? Apparently in a strange way, we did. Grieving over someone who one does not know, particularly celebrities, is normal.