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.
A New Way to ‘Escape’ without Having to Leave the House
Have you ever dreamt of visiting an exotic location - but then you realize there's a small problem as in lack of funds? Well, have I got a deal for you.
The ‘Sick Box’ is Proof There’s No Such Thing as a Dumb Idea
Just when I thought I had seen it all - you can now buy something called a 'Sick Day Box.' Inside is everything you need for when you're sick.
Milwaukee Marathon Was Too Short – Oops
Heartbreak for runners of last weekend's Milwaukee Marathon. Seems the course wasn't long enough, so all the times are being nullified.
Sioux Falls Public Golf Courses Will Soon Be under New Management
The city of Sioux Falls has decided to go with an out-of-state firm to manage the city's public golf courses. A company out of Lincoln, Nebraska got the contract.
Concussion Smartphone App Soon Available
If your child plays contact football, soon there will be a smartphone app available that will help determine whether he or she has suffered a concussion.
Ten Things You Can Do This Week to Save Money
The website The Penny Hoarder recently came up with 10 things you can do this week to save money. One of them is something you should do every year.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Helpline Center Out with Its 2017 Holiday Guide
Each year the Helpline Center puts together "Holiday Guides" for those who need help during the holiday season as well as for those looking to volunteer.
Barrel House Hosting Fundraiser for Hungry School Kids
The Barrel House restaurant is hosting a fundraiser Saturday October 14 to help set up a fund so area students are never left without a hot meal while at school.
Ceremony Planned for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
November 18th is Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. In honor the Helpline Center is holding the Luminaries for a Loved Life event for survivors of suicide.