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.
So How Do You Plan on Celebrating Hoodie Hoo Day?
What? You don't know what Hoodie Hoo Day is? It's the one day each year when I get to go outside, yell at the sun and make a complete fool of myself.
Processed Foods and Cancer – Could There Be a Connection?
A new study is making a correlation between the amount of processed food we eat and the effect it may have on our bodies.
First 9-1-1 Call Made 50 Years Ago Today, February 16
It seems like 9-1-1 emergency service has been around forever, when in actuality it's only been part of our everday lives for 50 years - 50 years ago today.
I Don’t Care What You Say, Almond Milk Is Not Milk
I don't know if I'm becoming lactose intollerant or what, but here recently milk and I haven't been getting along. So try almond milk someone says - OMG!!!
Helpline Center Signing up Participants for Its ‘Day of Service’ Project
Go ahead and mark Friday March 23 on your calendar. That's the day the Helpline Center will be holding its 'Spring Into Service - A Day of Volunteering.'
South Dakota Ag in the Classroom Program Being Re-Launched
Thanks to the Sioux Falls based organization Ground Works Midwest, the Ag in the Classroom program is re-launching across the state of South Dakota.
Valentine’s Day Statistics – I’m Still Not Sold
I recently ran across a website devoted specifically to Valentine's Day and how much "stuff" will plan to purchase. Prepare to be blown away!
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
The Helpline Center is out with its list of new volunteer opportunities.
Could a Miracle Flu Drug Soon Be on the Way?
There's encouraging news out of Japan where a drug maker says it has developed a pill that can kill the flu virus in one day.
Apparently State Legislatures Everywhere Discuss Stupid Stuff
Every year when the state legislture convenes there are one or two bills introduced that make me scratch my head. Well, it's nice to know we're not alone.