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.
Happy Red Rose Day – Be Careful When Giving One Away Though
Today (6/12/17) is National Red Rose Day. But you want to be careful when giving one away; certain colors mean certain things.
Helpline Center Names June Volunteer of the Month
The Helpline Center has named its June 'Volunteer of the Month' and the winner is Joanne Avery. Joanne is one of the friendly faces you see at Active Generations.
Main Street Cafe: If I Were to Ask You to ‘Name Your Poison’ What Would It Be?
The reason I ask is today (6/8) is Name Your Poison Day. It's a day to give yourself a free pass to indulge in whatever your vice is - your "poison of choice."
Main Street Cafe: Happy Upsy Daisy Day
So what's Upsy Daisy Day? I'm glad you asked. It's a day that I think should be celebrated each and every day of the year. Let me explain.
Main Street Cafe: Best Friend Day or as We Say on Social Media BFF Day
Best Friend Day (6/8) is a day to honor and cherish that special relationship in your life.
Hello Everyone – Come and See How Good I Look
You can chalk up yet another "medical condition" directly related to social media - selfie chin.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Candy Clubhouse Coming to Sioux Falls
By the end of summer your choices of candy will increase literally by the hundreds. The Candy Clubhouse is setting up shop in the Empire Mall.
Why Are Kids Still Going to Bed Hungry in This Country?
It's Hunger Awareness Day 2017 (6/6). So can someone explain to me why we still have kids going to bed hungry in this country? How can this be?
Helpline Center Launching Do-It-Yourself Summer Program
Each week during the summer, the Helpline Center will post on its social media pages a do-it-yourself hands-on volunteer project for individuals or families to do.