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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 April 24, 2017

Twin Cities Road Trip with KBAD

We'd been building towards it for months and on Friday (April 21st) KBAD took our first busload of winners on a 'Road Trip' to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to see Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla and we had a BALL!All three bands looked ...

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Published March 31, 2017

Steppenwolf 50th Anniversary Tour Stops Through

John Kay and Steppenwolf got their start in California in the 60's from the remnants of a band called Sparrow. Now 50 years later, the band is showing that they can still take us on a Magic Carpet Ride!Last year when Steppenwolf played here in Sioux F...

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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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