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.
Putting a Price on Free Speech?
An Oklahoma state senator has proposed that organizers of demonstrations in his state post a $50-thousand bond to pay for security and cleanup. Good idea?
Praying with Pope Francis Is Now Just One Click Away
If you sometimes find yourself needing a little pick-me-up from the man upstairs, Pope Francis has launched a "Click to Pray" app for your smartphone.
Sioux Falls Hosting Seven State Theater Festival All Week
You're familiar with the Kennedy Center Honors? Well, Sioux Falls is hosting the Kennedy Center for American College Theater Festival all this week.
Total Lunar Eclipse AND Blood Moon Occuring This Weekend
The Moon, Earth, and Sun will line up for a total lunar eclipse this weekend. The eclipse starts Sunday night or early Monday, depending on where you're at.
Chicken Nuggets Being Recalled Because of Possible Wood Shavings
The United States Department of Agriculture is recalling nearly 70-thousand pounds of Perdue Foods Chicken Nuggets because they may contain wood shavings.
Sleepless in America – the Best and Worst Sleeping Cities
There's a new study out detailing the cities where we get the best and worst night sleep - and the number one cities on both ends may surprise you.
Study Finds Chocolate May Be the Best Cure for a Cough
Wondering what the best way is to get rid of that nagging cough that you have? According to a new report, it may as simple as sucking on a piece of chocolate.
It’s Not Just the Kids Who Spend Too Much Time Looking at Their Phone
We're always warning kids about the dangers of too much screen time. Well, according to a report on adults and screens, you might be shocked at the numbers.
Anyone Remember the Fig Newton Dance from Back in the ’70s?
Before there was Twerking or Michael Jackson's Moonwalk or the Gangnam Style Horse Dance there was a dance called The Newton. Remember how to do it? I do.
Expect to Hear More Public Service Announcements about Speeding
With so much attention being paid to impaired and distracted driving, many of us are apparently overlooking the first rule of traffic safety - slow down!