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Tom Jade

About Tom Jade // Rock Jock

I keep trying to be funny and I know I shouldn’t because I suck at it.

I have a serious side though, and here’s my favorite quotation:

“You are a child of the universe 
no less than the trees and the stars; 
you have a right to be here. 
And whether or not it is clear to you, 
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” It’s from the poem Desiderata.

I was born and raised in Eastern South Dakota and I’ve never lived anywhere else. I haven’t grown up yet, and you can’t make me. So…Na, Na, Na, Na. I started working in Radio around Christmas of 1980. After bouncing in and out of broadcasting a few times I asked Crash to give me some hours on KBAD, and this couldn’t have worked out better. The “Weekend Warrior” gig at KBAD is by far the coolest Rock-n-Roll hobby job anyone has ever had in the entire world history of working for a living.

I love biking, fishing, live music and partying with all of you dudes!
Keep riding, keep rockin’ and I’ll see you down the road somewhere.

The Latest Stories

Published March 24, 2017

Sioux Falls Loves St. Patrick's Day

For people new to Sioux Falls or who don't live here, you wouldn't think our city knows anything about St. Patty's Day celebrations, but you'd be wrong!WalletHub recently released their list of the cities with the best St. Patrick's Day celebrations, ...

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Published March 16, 2017

Crash's Adventures: Surf Ballroom Is A Music Mecca

Last weekend, I finally had the opportunity to visit the world famous Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. For music fans, this is a MUST see as it's essentially a museum that hosts concerts!A group of us made the 3 1/2 hour drive to go see an incredibl...

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Published March 13, 2017

Rockers For Renee Keel Rock Chicago!

KBAD's "Metal Cowgirl", Renee Keel (wife of Ron Keel) has been fighting a very public battle with cancer. Ron and a few of his rock star friends got together outside Chicago last Thursday night (March 12) to play a benefit for Renee filled with music and ...

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