And why most people don’t care . . .

I think this quote says it best that most people don’t care Mr. Brennan is leaving Sioux Falls,

He remains a devoted fan of the KBAD radio station, which features the “Morning Crash” show and combines Brennan’s affinity for marketing and hard-rocking hair bands.

“I was listening on the way over here,” he says, sitting up excitedly at the DLC office. “From my house to here I think I heard Slave Raider, Megadeth, April Wine and Ratt, and I was like, ‘This is the best station ever, dude!’”

I’ve learned the hard way over the years that no matter how much money you have, you can’t buy taste. You must be willing to except the fact that not everyone likes what you like, and you shouldn’t be offended by it. While I don’t know Chuck, I’m certainly not mad at him for leaving, he can’t make a buck here anymore, so he is leaving. It’s no different then Long John Silvers closing in Sioux Falls.



20 comments ↓

#1 The Ewok on 01.01.17 at 8:21 am

Yes there is a difference…I was pissed when LJ’s left!!!

#2 Bruce on 01.01.17 at 8:31 am

From the Argus story:

“The 60,000 square foot facility opened to great fanfare on Thanksgiving Day of 2015, with city planners hailing it as a boost to the otherwise stagnant sports and entertainment district surrounding the Premier Center.”

We said the EC & pawn building would rust away like like matching bookends. Looking closely at the EC this week as the sofit panels were trying to fall, it appears the ghost town look of Huether’s entertainment district is nearly completion. Will the destructo cars, trucks and fake helicopter stay for a permanent Mad Max after life?

#3 Scott on 01.01.17 at 9:51 am

lol at Slave Raider. Chuck is the only fan of that awful band I ever met.

#4 The D@ily Spin on 01.01.17 at 12:18 pm

Myself, I don’t like being around arrogance. A subtle average Joe gets my respect. Also, someone with reasoning skills willing to compromise when there’s issues. I don’t like a lifestyle forced on me. I don’t like heavy rock and rarely pawn something. I’ve known many business and political leaders I’m comfortable with because they accept me as myself. Anyone who commands my R-E-S-P-E-C-T doesn’t get it.

#5 l3wis on 01.01.17 at 12:27 pm

As someone said to me that works in advertising about KBAD. How do you attain diversity in advertisers when you only have one demographic, middle aged men.

#6 Scott on 01.01.17 at 12:47 pm

Correction – low income middle aged men.

#7 The D@ily Spin on 01.01.17 at 1:08 pm

Don’t forget about the unnecessary public funded hotel! The city will not like it but the area along Russell can be unofficially referred to as ‘Chernobyl’.

#8 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 01.01.17 at 2:22 pm

” ‘Chernobyl’ ” ? How about calling it what it really is, which is “West Sioux.”

Some of us remember the eclectic and dusty hardware store which once stood in that neighborhood with its exotic glass encased trophy animals. In hindsight, that store was a precursor of things to come or should we say to go “Bad.” Except, that with the hardware store and its dust and one-off or one of a kind NOS parts, the animals of that business were merely a predator of the past, but with “Bad” they still walked amongst us, until recently.

Oh, and if the South Dakota part of the DLC business was less than 10% of the total DLC revenue, than why cannot the rest of the DLC businesses in CA, UT, and NV carry the ball for the Academy, the Speedway, and the Pawn Shop, that is if there truly is no punishing meant in the closing of those three enterprises here in Sioux Falls?….That is the question which Stu missed, and why?

#9 JP on 01.01.17 at 3:33 pm

I was not a huge fan of Brennan, but do share musical tastes. I like a wide variety of music and the fact that there are three radio stations in Sioux Falls that play hard rock and metal proves that more than low income middle age men like rock. I’d venture to say there’s more low iq, low income middle age men that listen to the crap they pawn off as country today. What’s even more hysterical is that all the so-called country acts today look like they all want to be rockers. Lol Tattoos, leather pants, chains, and a pocket wallet. Hahahaha

#10 JP on 01.01.17 at 3:41 pm

I’d add that most of the music today is talentless. Because of all these dumb karaoke, talent shows, everyone thinks they are an artist. Great bands got great because people listen to them, not because they won some dumb tv talent show.

#11 scott on 01.01.17 at 3:48 pm

if they arrested chuck brennan for having taste, they’d be arresting an innocent man.

#12 The D@ily Spin on 01.01.17 at 8:28 pm

Good point Scott. He’s entitled to his interests. Making it a business plan, there wasn’t a market. There’s room for small separated jewelry, pawn, and resell retail enterprise. What was off was making it huge and combining it with concerts and T-shirts. What’s sad is the stock car track was regionally prominent. It didn’t get the audience but will be missed.

#13 The D@ily Spin on 01.01.17 at 9:03 pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Sioux Falls. Huh? Maybe Cubicle Credit Card Call Center Hall of Fame.

#14 LJL on 01.01.17 at 9:38 pm

Its hard to keep the facts straight when you lie so much huh Chuck.

Chuck had said he only makes %10 of his business in SD. Chuck said its all about giving back to the city that he loves and he would carry on win or loose.

If this were the case Chuck then why close them down. If you only lost %10 of your business and your here for the love of the city why would you claim that you cant fund them anymore.

Chuck made a big gamble. He thought that he would dangle some cheesy shit to play to his customers so they wouldn’t vote against him. The problem with his theory was very few people used his service. AND he plunked all of his money on 1 city while the entire state was voting.

A foolish bet for a lazy man who continues to copy others idea’s.

#15 scott on 01.01.17 at 9:41 pm

the badlands saga will now be know as “the blitz pt 2”.

#16 scott on 01.02.17 at 9:27 am

on 11/9/16 brennan told the argus printed the following:

“It’s probably 5 percent of our business,” Brennan said.

this past sunday it was 10% of his business.

#17 anominous on 01.02.17 at 5:57 pm

Maybe the city should buy Brennan’s shitbox on 12th since MMM likes that neighborhood so much. He could use it to keep an eye on the lazy africans at Black Sheep after their 3rd shift jobs.

#18 l3wis on 01.02.17 at 6:18 pm

What a great idea, instead of dropping millions on a new jail, we already have a building constructed that looks like one, why not just utilize it?

#19 l3wis on 01.02.17 at 6:19 pm

And with the concert stage, we could dig up Johnny Cash tribute bands to do our own version of Folsom.

#20 LJL on 01.03.17 at 8:34 pm

Debt is a burnin’ thing
And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild greed
I fell into a ring of debt

I fell into a burnin’ ring of debt
I went down, down, down
And the APR went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of debt, the ring of debt