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.
Main Street Cafe: Going Barefoot for a Purpose
Every June 1, Soles4Souls asks everyone to go barefoot for the day. If you're not comfortable with that, then how about donating some shoes instead?
Main Street Cafe: Investors Wanted for My GREAT Bar Idea
I ran across a story the other day about an anti-Trump bar that recently opened in Manhattan and it got me thinking back to a great bar idea we had in college.
Save Your Hearing Before It’s Too Late
The final day of May is always 'Save Your Hearing Day,' which leads me into today's topic of conversation- don't be dumb like me, save your hearing!
What Have We Become? Plastic Surgery as a Graduation Gift?
I was reading a story the other day about cosmetic surgery being the new 'in thing' when it comes to graduation gifts. My God, what have we become?
Main Street Cafe: I’m Thinking about Taking up Meditation – Again
I was reading an article the other day about meditation and how it's suppose to be good for your overall health. Little did I know I did it as a kid.
Robot Deliveries – Do I Still Have to Tip?
I was reading a story the other day about the Wisconsin Legislature legalizing robot delivery vehicles. So if a robot delivers my pizza, do I still have to tip?
Anyone Make Paper Airplanes Anymore?
When's the last time you made a paper airplane? I can't remember the last time. But I think I may have stumbled across the perfect fold. It really does work.
Best Explanation I’ve Ever Heard regarding Memorial Day
With Memorial Day fast approaching, it amazes me how many people don't understand the meaning of the holiday. But I have the perfect way for you to remember.
Nyberg’s Ace Giving Away Memorial Day Roses
In honor of fallen veterans, Nyberg's Ace will again be giving away long stemmed roses this Memorial Day weekend to give to a veteran or place on a grave site.
Why You May See Someone Carrying a Towel Today
Every May 25 we celebrate Towel Day. What? You've never heard of Towel Day? Well, you've come to the right place.