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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 November 28, 2016

Hairball Rocks 1st Anniversary Badlands Bash

A bombastic celebration of arena rock doesn't seem to say enough about the fantastic show Hairball puts on every single night.Hairball came back to Sioux Falls Saturday night (November 26th) to help us celebrate the first anniversary of the Badlands a...

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Published October 27, 2016

Twisted Sister Says Goodbye to U.S. at Badlands

Twisted Sister has decided to call it a career as the members concentrate on other projects and solo careers, so last Saturday night (October 22, 2016) the band performed their last ever concert in the United States at Badlands Live in Sioux Falls, South ...

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Published October 14, 2016

Final U.S. Twisted Sister Show EVER Will Be At The Badlands October 22

Twisted Sister, fronted by the incomparable Dee Snider, is coming to Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the final U.S. performance of their career ending “40 and F*ck It” World Tour.The iconic band was formed in 1973 by guitarist Jay J...

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