Hall of Fame

Bill Groethe Enters The SD Hall Of Fame

Sep 10, 2019
SD Hall Of Fame

Bill Groethe will soon take his place in the South Dakota Hall of Fame for his work in historical photography. The award comes from a nonprofit that recognizes a culture of excellence in the state.

 His images include the construction of Mt. Rushmore and notable Native Americans like Nicholas Black Elk. The photographer sometimes didn't get paid to document events and people, but he did make a living with commercial photography and film processing.  

Groethe tells SDPB's Chynna Lockett about the moments that caught his lens.

Arts & Lifestyle: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019

We talk South Dakota legend, Helen Duhamel, and celebrate women’s equity day with this week’s guest for Where Do We Go from Here. Jim Scull tells us what shaped him into the success story he is today. Two Rapid City filmmakers tell us about their new documentary focused on a man’s mission to prove the world is flat… by launching himself in a homemade rocket. Eric Holm plays a tune. And we’ll end the program with some poetry from studio 47.  

SD Hall of Fame

In The Moment ... August 31, 2018 Show 413 Hour 1

If you visit the city of Huron, you see the legacy of Marilyn Hohm Hoyt throughout the community. As a community leader, visionary, and philanthropist, her legacy is at work in less obvious ways across the state of South Dakota.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 29, 2018 Show 411 Hour 2

His career at Avera Health helped transform how South Dakotans access healthcare.


John Porter is a 2018 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee.


The Honors Ceremony is going to be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 7 and 8 and is open to the public. 


Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Hall of Fame website at sdexcellence.org or by calling the Hall at 605-234-4216.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 28, 2018 Show 410 Hour 1

Dr. Thomas Loveland is a globally renowned scientist who has led innovate research in mapping our changing planet.

Throughout his career at EROS he's been at the forefront of technological change, even as he's watched the earth itself change.

Now he's a 2018 South Dakota Hall of Fame inductee.

The Honors Ceremony is going to be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 7 and 8 and is open to the public. 

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.


The South Dakota Rock & Roll Association announced the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2016 inductees Thursday morning.  The list includes nine bands: The Postmen, The Tensions, White Wing, Military Pickle, the Handy Brothers Chessman Show, the American Music Band, The Spectacle Rhythm and Blues Soul Revue, Ivory and CROW.  The Association also honored Rod Jerke (Pilgrims/Night People/Hot Rod Chevy Kevy) with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Several others gained induction during Thursday's announcement ceremony.  Popular disc jockey Mylan Ray, a board member of the South Dako

Lakota Runner In Senior Games Hall Of Fame

Sep 10, 2015
Photo by Jim Kent

A Lakota tribal member has joined the ranks of athletes in the South Dakota Senior Games Hall of Fame.  Wally Little Moon has been running for half- a-century…and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Wally Little Moon was born and raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. His first taste for running long distances came while attending high school and continued when he moved to Oklahoma to attend Haskell Indian School.

As Little Moon explains, he’s been running ever since.