Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB! She graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student. During her undergraduate career, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and “The Xavierite” Newspaper at SXU. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Before her senior year in college, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 The Joe: WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM. Shortly after graduation, Christine moved to Sioux Falls in 2018 to jump-start her career as a Multimedia Journalist at a television station. She would write, edit, shoot, and report stories throughout the Sioux Empire. Christine was able to connect with public officials and community members to share their stories with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes, Christine can be found running on the bike trails or exploring her new city! She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin! Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian at the University of Illinois! Christine is very passionate about all types of music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.
How To Manage Your Child’s Screen Time During COVID-19
Since kids are home for the foreseeable future, how will you manage your child's screen time?
A Madison Middle School Teacher Makes House Call For Student
Coach Anderson's daughter needed some help with her math assignment and emailed her teacher, Chris Waba. Instead of just telling her how to solve the problem, Chris wanted to show her.
Joe Diffie Has Died Due To COVID-19 Complications
It is another sad day in country music. Days after the Grammy-Award winning artist tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Diffie passed away on Sunday (March 29th).
A Student At Whittier Middle School Tests Positive For COVID-19
A recent press release from the Sioux Falls School District confirms that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.
Restaurant Patron Gives A Local Restaurant A Generous Tip
Kindness. It's a simple gesture in times of crisis. That's exactly what one restaurant patron did for the entire staff at TC's Referee Sports Bar & Grill.
A Funny Story About My Little Red Wagon
To celebrate Little Red Wagon Day, I thought it would be fun to share a short story about my red wagon growing up. It helped me fall asleep. Literally.
Welcome Jeff Griffin: The New CEO & President of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Griffin is the new President and CEO of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce! Since he entered the Sioux Falls in January, Jeff has been busy developing big ideas for the city.
Hometown Tuesday: Tea Steak House
You've probably noticed that we talk a lot about the Tea Steak House during the Morning Show. Andy and I recently had the pleasure of visiting this outstanding restaurant. Tea Steak House guests are in for a real treat!
Trying To Stay Healthy? Here’s How To Support Your Immune System
People in the Sioux Empire are more than likely taking extra health precautions due to COVID-19, including washing their hands more frequently and carrying hand sanitizer. That being said, how can you strengthen your immune system?
Animals Are Running Wild And Free…Well Almost
Have you discovered any other aquarium, museum, or zoo friends that are exploring their environments due to these unanticipated closings?