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.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
What is Gigging? And Why are More and More People Doing It?
Are you gigging? It's okay if you are, you're not alone. More and more people are "side hustling" these days to make ends meet.
Marine Runs 31 Marathons in 31 Days to Raise Money for Vets
A former Marine just ran 31 marathons in 31 days raising money for fellow veterans - a difficult task for anyone, especially when you're a double amputee.
Two People Were Stabbed at the Mall of America over the Weekend
Two people were stabbed while shopping at the Mall of America over the weekend resulting in one man being taken into custody.
Helpline Center Names Its November Volunteer of the Month
If you know Sherri Goebel, or see her at the Pavilion, make sure you congratulate her. She's been named the Helpline Center Volunteer of the Month for November.
How Many Times Do You Check Your Smartphone in a Day?
Be honest. How many times do you check your smartphone in a day? 10? 20? 50? Not even close. New research shows we check our phones every 12 minutes.
Empire Mall Launches Mall Walking Rewards Program
The Empire Mall, in partnership with Sanford Health, is launching a new program that encourages people to get moving. People can walk the mall and earn rewards.
It’s Time We Reign in the Coffee Craziness Sweeping this Country
Said grumpy old man!!!
Are Store Credit Cards Really worth It?
When you're in line, waiting to check out at your favorite department store, and the teller asks if you would like to apply for a store credit card - do you?
When It Comes to Stress and Pain It’s All in Your Head
A recent study found that despite recent advances in preventing post operative pain, most patients still get stressed out about how they'll feel after surgery.