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.
Helpline Center Expanding 2-1-1 Coverage to the Aberdeen Area
Beginning February 11 (2/11) the Helpline Center will bring its 2-1-1 service to the Northeastern part of South Dakota by expanding into the Aberdeen area.
Helpline Center Hosting Volunteer Management Training This Spring
Over the next three months, the Helpline Center will be traveling the state hosting Volunteer Management Training for those who work with volunteers.
Why You Should Apply Sunscreen before You Fly
You want me to do what? Apply sunscreen before I board a plane? Mind if I ask why?
Opposite Day Result of a Botched Play by a Minnesota Viking
I love days when I learn something new. For example, I just learned National Opposite Day (1/25) came to be because of a botched play by a Minnesota Viking.
Ever Heard the Phrase ‘Surge Pricing’ – Chances Are You Will
If you've ever used either Uber or Lyft as your ride, you're probably aware of 'Surge Pricing'. Sounds like some restaurants may soon be doing the same thing.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.
Anyone Else Remember the Mount Rushmore Shirt Showing Their Butts?
Recently, I ran across an interesting story about the famous Hollywood sign in L-A. Little did I know that would bring back memories of a t-shirt I once had.
Google’s Portrait App Raising Concerns about Privacy
If you've spent any time on social media you've noticed a lot of people talking about Google's Art and Culture App. Before you take part, you should read this.
How Much Sugar Does Your Morning Soda Contain?
I have determined there are basically two types of people in the world - those who need coffee to get their morning started and those who need a soda (or pop).
States Being Asked to Lower Their Drunk Driving Alcohol Levels
Could a new law be coming for drivers that lowers the amount of drinks you can have before you're officially a drunk driver?