Hello, I'm Ben. I'm on right after Andy and Tasha on Hot 104.7 and I host the Throwback Hot Lunch, a hour of old school at noon. So, you wanna know a little about me? Too bad, I'm not talking. Like Jimmy James on 'Newsradio' I’m "a cipher wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce." I will say I like the TV show Newsradio, and Parks and Rec. Also, Star Trek. And of course Mystery Science Theater 3000. But I will say nothing else. Except that I come from down south, I mean Nebraska. And I like hot sauce. I will say no more!! Why are you grilling me?! What do you want to know? That I love music and my favorite artist is Weird Al? Is that what you want to hear? Fine, I’ll also say that I’m a huge comedy nerd, but that’s it, no more.
February Sobriety Checkpoints in South Dakota
Twenty sobriety checkpoints in 15 counties are planned for February. The checkpoints are designed to discourage people from drinking and driving.
Players from the Upper Midwest You Can Root for in the Super Bowl
If you don't feel like cheering for the teams playing, you could cheer for some of the players from our area. SD, MN, ND, and IA are represented in the game.
5 Good Things About the Winter Cold
As much as we look forward to the end of the winter road, there are some good things that come with the cold.
Weird Al Yankovic’s Top 5 Original Songs
Countdown Weird Al's best original tunes, if you DARE. And can count.
Sioux Falls Mayor Joins Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination
Sioux Falls mayor Mike Huether has joined 275 mayors from 48 states in Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination. He's the first from South Dakota in the coalition.
4 Times Sioux Falls Showed up in a Song
Once in while our fair city will show up in a song. Not as often as El Paso, Texas; or even Wichita, Kansas. But, we've made the cut a handful of times.
Ben’s Profile Journey: 2 Tires and 4 Bags of Potatoes
I wanted to really get a sense of the weight that I've lost so far. So I looked up some comparisons. Here are things that weigh 40 pounds
Toys R Us Closing 180 Stores, Including One in South Dakota
The closings will effect one store in South Dakota, one in Nebraska, four in Minnesota and two in Iowa.
5 Things South Dakota Gave the World
South Dakota may not get much respect sometimes. We get a blizzard and it's a footnote on the national scene, but if Florida get a bit chilly it's breaking news. South Dakota has given a lot to the world thought, here's five examples.
75 years Ago Spearfish, South Dakota Set a Weather Record
On January 22, 1943, Spearfish, South Dakota made it into the record books with the world's fastest recorded rise in temperature.