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.
Strawbale Winery Raises $13,800 from Folk Off & Rib Challenge
The final numbers are in, and this year's Folk Off & Rib Challenge raised $13,800 for the Boys and Girls Club and South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music.
South Dakota’s First Hindu Temple Opening in Tea
People who practice Hinduism will soon have a place to worship. The first-ever Hindu temple in both South and North Dakota will soon be opening up in Tea.
Animal Crackers No Longer Stuck in Cages
Because of increased pressure, the parent company of Nabisco has decided to repackage animal crackers, showing the animals in the open rather than in cages.
South Dakota Back to Being Last in the Country in Teacher Pay
The National Education Association is out with its yearly statistics, and South Dakota has dropped back to being last in the country in teacher pay.
This Week’s Volunteer Opportunities Include Helping at Germanfest
The Helpline Center is out with its new list of volunteer opportunities. On the list this week is helping at Germanfest as well as the Sioux Falls Marathon.
Priscilla Jorve of Sioux Falls Named August Volunteer of the Month
The Helpline Center congratulates Priscilla Jorve on being named the August 2018 Volunteer of the Month for her work at the Good Earth State Park Visitor Center.
What’s the Deal with the Sweat Beads That Form on Meringue?
So I see today (8/15) is Lemon Meringue Pie day. So can someone tell me what the deal is with those little sweat beads that form on the top? They weird me out.
Sioux Falls Native Named Commander of Battleship U.S.S. Stout
The guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. Stout recently underwent a change of command in which Sioux Falls native Nathan Diaz was named the new commanding officer.
Mayor Paul TenHaken Appoints Stacy Kooistra as New City Attorney
Pending approval by the city council, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken has appointed Stacy Kooistra to serve as the new city attorney.
Building a Better Community through Volunteering
The Helpline Center is out with its list of new volunteer opportunites, and there are some good ones this week. Check it out.