I grew up on a small farm near Leota, Minnesota in the Southwest part of Minnesota. I began my radio career at KWYR in Winner, then on to KKAA in Aberdeen, KV91 in Volga/Brookings, a variety of stations in Rapid City and for the last more than a few years in Sioux Falls. I reached the top of the radio food chain that is KXRB in 2007 and haven't been kicked off yet! Join me weekdays from 3-6PM for our three hour afternoon energy drink 'The McDaniel Mess'. Prizes, fun and of course the greatest country music ever recorded! I have 2 kids and 5 Grandchildren. And yes, they all still like me fine.
Ortley, South Dakota? Where’s Ortley, South Dakota?
Having lived in South Dakota 43 years (and all over the state) I was sure I knew every city, town, village and 'wide spot in the road'. Well, somehow I missed Ortley!
Be Advised: Pete Schelgel is Real Honest to Goodness Country Music!
If you think you can't find real country music anymore, you're wrong! Let me introduce you to Pete Schlegel, he is the real deal.
There’s an Old Farmer Adage About a Cow and a Flat Rock. I Drove Through It Sunday!
My Dad and the other farmer's back in the old days had some colorful expressions. Here's one about a cow and a flat rock.
Whatever Happened To Ricky Van Shelton?
Ricky Van Shelton had over 15 Top 10 country hit's. Whatever happened to him?
Whatever Happened To Piggly Wiggly?
As a kid I remember going with my mom and dad to Piggly Wiggly for groceries. So whatever happened to the Piggly Wiggly's?
Garretson Horse Owner Says Someone Cut, Stole His Horses’ Hair
A Garretson horse owner want's to know who cut and stole his horses hair!
Nick Piantanida Took Off from Sioux Falls Attempting World Free-Fall Record. It Ended in T…
Nick Piantanida planned a 120,000 foot super-sonic free fall after lifting off from Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls. It went terribly and tragically wrong.
The Small Town Grocery Store, The Magic Machine and Jim Nabors
Sometimes I go back to a small town grocery store, an old cash register and Jim Nabors. It's a warm memory. Let me explain.
What’s the Smallest Town in South Dakota? Well, Buckle up and Let’s Go for a Ride
What is South Dakota's Smallest Town? Well, there's a tie. Let's visit both places.
As a Kid, My Friends and I Would Play ‘Work Up.’ What’s Work Up? A Lost Art, I Guess
If you played 'work up' as a kid with your friends, chances are you might be as old as I am!