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.
Purple Heart Recognition Day in South Dakota
Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sunday August 7, 2017 as Purple Heart Recognition Day across South Dakota.
Starbucks Releasing New Beef Jerky Coffee
One of my many pleasures in life is springing for a good cup of pipping hot, freshly brewed coffee. But beef jerky coffee - I don't think so.
Fewer Couples Getting Married in a Church
Someone you know getting married? Chances are it won't be in a church. A recent survey found a decreasing number of couples saying their "I dos" in a church.
Man Attempts to Jump-Start His Career by Stripping Naked
Here's one you don't hear very often. A Florida man came up with the brilliant idea of jump-starting his career - by robbing a bank and then stripping naked.
How Do You Like Your Steak – Charred or Still Mooing?
The past couple of weeks we've been signing listeners up for a steak lunch at Beef O Brady's. It's been interesting to see how people like their steak prepared.
Woman Gets So Mad While Driving She Takes Her Top Off
A woman in Massachusetts chose a rather unusual way to show her anger at a fellow driver. Before charging towards the other driver - she took her top off.
Helpline Center Names Its July Volunteer of the Month
The Helpline Center congratulates Carolyn Anderson on being named the July 2017 Volunteer of the Month.
Baby Moved to Tears as Mom Sings to Him
WARNING: Have tissues handy. There's a video making the rounds showing a mom signing a worship song to her little boy. The song is called "Good, Good Father."
Empire Mall Hires New General Manager
The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls has hired a South Dakota native to be its new General Manager. Dan Gies, formally of Duluth Trading Company, has accepted the job.
Building a Better Community Through Volunteering
Here are the new volunteer opportunities available this week through the Helpline Center.