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.
Perfect Family Day – Is There Such a Thing?
You may not be aware of this but every July 18 is National 'Perfect Family Day.' But my question to you is, "is there such a thing?" I say, "Yes" and "No."
World Listening Day – a Day WE ALL Need to Celebrate
Today (7/18) has been proclaimed World Listening Day. So, how are you at listening? I'm horrible - but striving to get better.
Senator Mike Rounds Holding Health Care Tele-Conference
Tonight (7/17), South Dakota U.S. Senator Mike Rounds will be hosting a tele-conference regarding the GOP's proposed health care bill.
Jerry Lewis Never Wears a Pair of Socks Twice – It’s True
Recently I was visiting with a friend and the topic of Jerry Lewis came up. I told him that Lewis never wears a pair of socks more than once. He didn't believe me.
If You Could What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?
If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you write, and you can only use two words. That's the question I recently posted on Facebook.
Do NOT Listen to This Song – Unless You Want to Fall Asleep
Did you know there's a song that's been proven to reduce anxiety by as much as 65%? In fact, motorists are being warned not to listen to it while driving.
Hotels Work to Be Instagram Worthy
I ran across an interesting article the other day about how hotels today are scrambling to come up with ways to appeal to millennials and how they're changing.
Being a Good Parent Is about Making Do with What You Have
Here's proof being a good parent doesn't mean you have to go out and buy the latest-and-greatest toys for your kids. Sometimes all it takes is your imagination.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Bimbo Bakery in Sioux Falls Closing
Bimbo Bakery, once known as the Old Home Bakery, located on East 10th Street is closing its Sioux Falls operation putting 59 people out of work.