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.
Tea-Ellis Road Reconstruction Project Moving into Phase Two
The second phase of the Tea-Ellis Road reconstruction project is now underway. Road-closure signs are now up between 22nd Street and 41st Street.
New Study Shows It’s Good to Sleep In
According to a new study, it may in fact be possible to catch up on sleep on the weekend - challenging the common belief that it can't be done.
No, You Can’t, and Stop Thinking You Can – That’s Why They’re Called Experts
If you've ever watched an expert do something and thought, "Gee, I could do that," a new study says, no, you can't - despite what you might honestly believe.
Employee Turnover and the Hidden Costs Involved
I ran across an article about job-hopping and how it's on the rise. Employers - you might want to start fighting harder to keep your good employees.
Coming Soon to a School Bus near You [Maybe] – Seat Belts That Actually Work
School bus safety is taking center stage with The National Transportation Safety Board. The group is proposing tougher safety measures for all new school buses.
McDonald’s Looking to Hire 600 Additional Workers in South Dakota
The fast-food chain McDonald's has announced plans to hire as many as 600 additional employees in South Dakota to work during the peak summer months.
Ever Hear the Story of the Pig in the Patrol Car?
Sounds like an episode of the Andy Griffith Show - a man, a pig and two police officers - but it wasn't Mayberry but North Ridgeville, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.
Hold the Presses – the New List of Volunteer Opportunities Is Out
The Helpline Center has just released its new list of volunteer opportunities available in and around the Sioux Falls area.
New Pro Rodeo Competition Coming to the Denny Sanford Premiere Center
The Denny Sanford Premiere Center has announced that the Sutton Rodeo is bringing the PRCA's newest competition series to Premiere Center this September.
City Announces Upcoming Indoor Swimming Lessons Dates at Midco Aquatic Center
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation has announced they'll be offering two sessions of indoor swimming lessons this summer at the Midco Aquatic Center.