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.
Make-A-Wish Works, It’s Been Proven
Seems Make-A-Wish is working. A recent study shows participation translates to a better quality of life, reduced hospital visits, and fewer health care costs.
Calgary Says Thanks, but No Thanks to Hosting the Olympics Again
Who wouldn't want to host the Olympics? Calgary, Alberta that's who. Residents there have voted NOT to submit a bid to host the 2026 winter games.
Tis’ the Season to Step up and Volunteer
We're quickly approaching that time of the year when people actively search out places to volunteer. If that's you, here's a list of opportunities in the area.
Yankton Could Be Getting a New Aquatic Center, Voters Will Decide
Next month, residents of Yankton will get to decide the fate of a proposed aquatic center. The City has scheduled a special election for Tuesday, December 11.
Driver Seriously Injured in a One Vehicle Accident East of Baltic
According to the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, a car accident occurred east of Baltic Sunday night, resulting in the driver being seriously injured.
This Week’s Edition of ‘What’s Happening’ in the Sioux Empire
Here's this week's list of fun things to do in the Sioux Empire, courtesy of Addie and Kali of The Event Company.
City of Sioux Falls Puts Together Future Veteran’s Cemetery Video
The city has put together a video showing where the new Sioux Falls Veterans' Cemetery will be located - after watching it, I couldn't think of a better place.
Number of Americans Doing Yoga Is Growing at a Rapid Pace
If you're seeing more and more people walking around carrying a yoga mat, there's a reason for that. Interest in the ancient form of exercise is on the upswing.
Southwest Airlines Experimenting with a Two-Door Loading and Unloading System
Southwest Airlines is experimenting with a new system that would let passengers choose between two doors - one in the front and one in the back.
Thousands of Pizzas Go to Hungry Voters across the Country
I love the day after an election, we get to hear all the crazy stories that occurred while people were standing in line to vote. Take, for example, this story.