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.
Best Advice Ever: Laugh Loud and Laugh Often
When's the last time you had a good belly laugh? I mean to the point where you were literally in tears? A long time you say - sounds to me like you may be due.
2017 Congressional Art Show Now Open to South Dakota Students
South Dakota U.S. Representative Kristi Noem along with the South Dakota Arts Council are now accepting entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Show Competition.
Main Street Cafe: Cool to Drive the Bookmobile
I've always thought driving a bookmobile would be a fun thing to do after I retire. In fact, I can still remember the first time I visited the bookmobile.
Main Street Cafe: Nothing Quite Like the Love of a Pet
On this National Pet Day, make sure you take some time today to reciprocate the pure and perfect love that your pet gives you the other 364 days of the year.
Main Street Cafe: Who Claps When the Plane Lands?
I've never quite understood why some people feel the need to clap when the plane lands. You do realize the pilot can't hear you, right? He's wearing headphones.
Main Street Cafe: National No Housework Day
Does it bother you if your home is a mess? It does me.
Main Street Cafe: Let Me Be the First to Wish You a Happy New Beers Eve
Here's your 'Did You Know' for the day. Did you know April 6 is National New Beers Eve? Really, it is. I don't make this stuff up.
Main Street Cafe: When’s the Last Time You Stepped Outside Your Comfort Zone?
The reason I ask is it's National 'Go For Broke Day.' It's a day set aside each year to go for broke - put it all on the line and take a chance.
Main Street Cafe: Memories of Grandpa and the Minnesota Twins
Did I also mention it was 'Halter Top Day?'
Main Street Cafe: Weed out Hate, Instead Sow the Seeds of Greatness
What started out as a simple root feeder back in the 1940's has since turned into a worldwide movement to encourage tolerance, respect and love for one another.