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.
Baby Moved to Tears as Mom Sings to Him
WARNING: Have tissues handy. There's a video making the rounds showing a mom signing a worship song to her little boy. The song is called "Good, Good Father."
Empire Mall Hires New General Manager
The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls has hired a South Dakota native to be its new General Manager. Dan Gies, formally of Duluth Trading Company, has accepted the job.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Millennials Rewriting the Home Buying Rules
I recently ran across an article about Millennials and how difficult it is for "older realtors" to understand them - mainly because they're re-writing the rules.
Legend of the ‘Sioux Sea Serpent’
Ever heard of the 'Sioux Sea Serpent?" Apparently we have our own version of Scotland's Loch Ness monster right here in the midwest. Our's was last seen in 1887.
So How Many Licks Does It Take?
With today (7/20) being National Lollipop Day I'm still waiting to hear how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop. Do you know?
American Airlines World Record
A 92 year old airplane mechanic for American Airlines has just earned his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Is It Possible to Un-Spoil Your Child?
I was paging through Parents magazine the other day and came across an interesting story. The article talked about "un-spoiling" bratty kids.
Mother Teresa’s Order of Nuns Forced to Copyright Their Habit
It's not only luxury brands battling rip offs. Nuns habits are being copied too. The Order of Nuns founded by Mother Teresa has had to file for a copyright.
Doctors Remove 27 Contacts from a Woman’s Eye
Did you hear about the woman who went to the doctor because she had something stuck in her eye? Turns out it was not one but 27 contact lenses!