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.
Most Common Things Left behind on Planes
I was going through my prep material this morning before going on the air and noticed that it was "National Lost and Found Day" (12/8).
Latest Stealing Technique – Sticky Mailboxes
The latest tactic in the field of thievery - putting a glue-like substance on mailbox chutes so the letters can't fall to the bottom. Where do they come up with these ideas?
New App Raising Concern Over Driver Safety
General Motors is taking some heat over an app they intend to install in millions of new vehicles. It basically allows you to shop while behind the wheel.
Remember When Litton Microwave Ovens Were Made in Sioux Falls?
You may not be aware of this but every December 6 is National Microwave Oven Day, which got me thinking back to when Litton made microwaves here in Sioux Falls.
SculptureWalk to Be Featured on House Hunters
The long-running popular HGTV show 'House Hunters' will once again feature the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk on an upcoming episode.
Workers on Wheels Stepping in to Help Shovel Snow
The Helpline Center's 'Workers on Wheels' program is stepping up to help fill in the gap for those who may need some assistance shoveling snow.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Holiday Tipping: Who Do You Tip and Who Do You Skip?
Anyone else get stressed out this time of the year over who should get a "Christmas Tip" and who shouldn't? Here's a holiday tipping guide I recently ran across.
Popularity of Smart Luggage Results in Airline Rule Change
If you're planning on gifting someone smart luggage this Christmas, you may want to include a note warning them about some airline luggage changes being made.
December – Time to Reacquaint Ourselves with Winter Terminology
December 1 marks the start of meteorological winter, which means from this point on you'll likely be hearing some terminology you may not be familiar with.