Chad here! I am one half of the radio couple hilariously nicknamed "Changel". Yes, Angel is my work wife and I routinely want a divorce. We need couples counseling immediately. Catch our show 6a-10am CST Monday through Friday on WBKR. In addition to flapping my lips on the air, I emcee a variety of events all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I emcee charity functions, concerts, the monthly Rooster Booster Breakfast for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, various civic events, beauty pageants and a variety of dance/cheer competitions. Though I work primarily in country radio, my musical tastes are all over the place. My obsessions run from Eric Church to the Jonas Brothers. From Shawn Mendes to Luke Combs to Broadway and just about everything in between. And, I still FREAKING LOVE THE 80s. I am STILL obsessed with Prince, Pat Benatar, Madonna, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Human League, Berlin and more. I love traveling, amusement parks, playing tennis, riding my bike, cooking and watching suspenseful TV shows full of twists and surprises. I live in Owensboro with Kevin (my snarky and brutally honest other half for over 20 years), two rescued Bichon Frises (Ellie and Yogi) and a rescued Cairn Terrier mix named Simon.
5 Songs Chad Benefield Is Learning on Fret Zealot
For the last couple of months, I have been learning how to play the guitar using Fret Zealot. By the way, if you haven't heard of it, check it out. It's the revolutionary method of learning guitar with light. Yes! LED lights basically show you where to put your fingers on the guitar in order to be able to play chords...
FUN POLL: Have You Ever Seen Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey?
We're sure you recall Rudolph, the most famous reindeer of all? But have you ever heard about Nestor, the famous long-eared Christmas donkey? Here's his story.
Owensboro, KY Hosting ‘The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year’ Dinner Party
It's "The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year" and the Owensboro Convention Center is asking you to help solve it. Here's how to get tickets to their holiday murder mystery dinner.
Four Kentucky Boys Decorated Cookies and Want Your Votes for the Best
The Abbott brothers from Whitesville, KY got creative over Thanksgiving weekend. They had a DIY cookie decorating contest and wanted their mom to ask Facebook to pick the winner.
Win Tickets to See Kenny Chesney’s “I Go Back” Tour in Evansville
We're celebrating Kenny Chesney's 2023 "I Go Back" Tour with your chance to win tickets to see him at the Ford Center in Evansville. To get qualified, take our Kenny Chesney quiz!
Christmas Wish 2022 Still Accepting Letters for Western KY and Southern IN Families in Need
The 46th season of WBKR's Christmas Wish program is about to get underway and we're now accepting Christmas Wish letters. Here's how to apply.
FUN! Santa Claus is Coming to Town for “Christmas at the Inn” in Owensboro
Friday After 5, Owensboro's popular free music festival, has revealed its plans and schedule for a new event called Christmas at the Inn. Check out the schedule.
Your Little Elf Can Have a Fun Painting Party with Santa in Owensboro
iArt Studios in Owensboro, KY is celebrating the holiday season with four Paint with Santa events. Here's how to get signed up!
FUNNY! What Do Kentuckians Really Think About Eating Cranberry Sauce from a Can?
'Tis the season for the great debate about cranberry sauce. Some people love it. Others despise it. Where do you fall on the spectrum of "Yum!" to "Yuck!"?
Legendary 80s Bands Headline the 2023 Rock the Dam in Kentucky
Legendary 80s bands will take the stage Saturday, July 29th, 2023 in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Among them- Winger and Firehouse. Here's the lineup and ticket info for Rock the Dam!
Kentucky Woman Loves Green Bean Casserole and She Wants You to Love It Too
Shelby Rhoades, who's originally from Owensboro, loves green bean casserole and she made a Facebook post to prove it! Here's her favorite green bean casserole recipe.
2023 Drone Photo Calendar Celebrates the Beauty of Owensboro, Kentucky
There's a new 2023 calendar that features stunning drone photos of Owensboro, Kentucky. Here's how to order your copy!