Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB! She graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student. During her undergraduate career, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and “The Xavierite” Newspaper at SXU. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Before her senior year in college, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 The Joe: WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM. Shortly after graduation, Christine moved to Sioux Falls in 2018 to jump-start her career as a Multimedia Journalist at a television station. She would write, edit, shoot, and report stories throughout the Sioux Empire. Christine was able to connect with public officials and community members to share their stories with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes, Christine can be found running on the bike trails or exploring her new city! She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin! Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian at the University of Illinois! Christine is very passionate about all types of music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.
Sertoma Park In Sioux Falls Frozen In Time
Warmer weather finally started to enter the Sioux Empire this week and I took full advantage of these days. I am an avid runner and my favorite workout is running for miles on the trails. It just seems strange that the world has stopped, especially the parks where kids would spend hours playing wi…
Sioux Falls Batman Is Staying In Town!
It looks like Batman has unfinished business to take care of in the Sioux Empire! Welcome home, Batman and Mattke family! We can't wait to continue to watch you fight for the kids!
The Dictionary Of COVID-19
I've decided to highlight the most common words being used during this "unprecedented" situation...Below you will find some of the terms that are part of this new normal.
Remember To Start Your Car During COVID-19!
If you're working from home and you have an older car, it might not be a bad idea to start your car once in a while.
Christ The King Church Helping Those In Need During COVID-19
People across the Sioux Empire are staying at home and following the CDC guidelines, especially senior citizens or individuals with compromised immune systems. However, they still need to do housework, buy groceries, and run errands. Christ the King Church is here to help.
Sioux Falls School District Gives iPads to Hospital Patients
The Sioux Falls School District stepped up and donated 83 iPads to Avera on Monday (March 30th) to help people navigate these unusual circumstances and "visit" their loved ones in hospital settings during this difficult time.
How To Manage Your Child’s Screen Time During COVID-19
Since kids are home for the foreseeable future, how will you manage your child's screen time?
A Madison Middle School Teacher Makes House Call For Student
Coach Anderson's daughter needed some help with her math assignment and emailed her teacher, Chris Waba. Instead of just telling her how to solve the problem, Chris wanted to show her.
A Student At Whittier Middle School Tests Positive For COVID-19
A recent press release from the Sioux Falls School District confirms that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.
PAve Suspends Operations For The Next 14 Days
It's not always easy to do the right thing. But PAve is literally paving the way and setting an example they hope bars will soon follow.