November 17, 2012 at 03:52pm
ST. PAUL (November 17, 2012) –Chad Smith, formerly of KLGR, received the Outstanding Agricultural Reporting Award from Minnesota Farmers Union at their 71st state convention.
“Chad is always ready to dig in and get to the bottom of a story, which is always a positive in agriculture reporting,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “He does a great job at serving the agriculture community and why Minnesota Farmers Union wanted to honor him for his work and service to rural Minnesota.”
Chad got into radio in the summer of 1990. He has moved up and down the dial, with stops in Marshall, Minnesota; Watertown, South Dakota, and most recently Redwood Falls, Minnesota. He started with KLGR in Redwood Falls in 2005 and was named Farm Director full time in 2007, which took him all over - from the Twin Cities, to Farmfest, to California. He doubled the farm broadcast ratings since he took over in 2007. He also does sports broadcasting and is approaching 1,000 games in his radio career, covering football, basketball, hockey, softball, and baseball.
Chad is from Redwood Falls and he and his wife Monique have six children, Derrick, Braedan, Talisa, Kieran, Gaelan, and Lochlan.