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.
Keeping Your Pets Cool during Extremely Hot Weather
With temperatures warming into the 90's this weekend and heat indexes reaching the upper 90's, it's time to talk about the importance of keeping your pets cool.
Main Street Cafe: I Love Going to the Dentist, I Really Do
Today (6/2/17) is 'I Love My Dentist Day.' Cool. Who knew? Anyone else love going to see the dentist like I do?
Main Street Cafe: Yum, Doughnuts!
And you thought you had no reason to get out of bed. Today (6/2/17) has been proclaimed 'National Doughnut Day.' OMG, where to begin.
Main Street Cafe: Do Sneezes Really Travel at 100 MPH?
With allergy season now officially here, I was once told that when you sneeze your germs travel at 100 MPH. Is that true?
Main Street Cafe: Nice Talk versus Nasty Talk, What’s the Perfect Ratio
Ever thought about all the nasty things said throughout the day and what it takes to overcome all that negativity? Well, someone has and here's what they found.
Main Street Cafe: Happy World Milk Day
Even though it's World Milk Day, I can't drink it. Why? Because I grew up on a dairy farm. Ask anyone who milked cows and I'll bet they'll say the same thing.
Main Street Cafe: Anyone up for Trying Their New Year’s Resolution Again?
Today (6/1/17) has been proclaimed New Year's Resolution Recommitment Day. So who's up for another try? Anyone? Hello?
Main Street Cafe: Going Barefoot for a Purpose
Every June 1, Soles4Souls asks everyone to go barefoot for the day. If you're not comfortable with that, then how about donating some shoes instead?
Main Street Cafe: Investors Wanted for My GREAT Bar Idea
I ran across a story the other day about an anti-Trump bar that recently opened in Manhattan and it got me thinking back to a great bar idea we had in college.
Save Your Hearing Before It’s Too Late
The final day of May is always 'Save Your Hearing Day,' which leads me into today's topic of conversation- don't be dumb like me, save your hearing!