In The Moment … June 19, 2020 Show 842 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek and crew are on the ground in Fort Pierre for this year's South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals. Nate joins us today to fill us in on what the atmosphere is like and how things are going.

SD High School Rodeo With Dale Christensen

Jun 17, 2020

In The Moment … June 17, 2020 Show 840 Hour 1

In 1949, the first South Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals were held in New Underwood. The past 13 years, the event has been in Belle Fourche but this year it moves to Fort Pierre. Dale Christensen is the voice of rodeo for SDPB and joins us now from the grounds in Fort Pierre.

Hour Of South Dakota Sports

May 22, 2020

In The Moment … May 22, 2020 Show 823 Hour 2

It's an hour of SDPB Sports coverage! We begin with baseball. Chad Barman is a baseball coach, a fan, and the Executive Director of the Sioux Empire Baseball Association. 

Next, football. Byron Pudwill is head football coach at Bon Homme and a member of the Football Advisory Committee for the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 


In The Moment ... June 12, 2019 Show 594 Hour 1

The South Dakota High School Rodeo Championships are set to begin. SDPB's Nate Wek joins us with a preview.

In The Moment ... February 8, 2019 Show 512 Hour 1

Filmmaker Justin Koehler joins In the Moment to talk about the broadcast premier of "Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs" on SDPB-TV.

We disucss the life, the struggles, and the mythology of "America's most beloved cowboy."

We're also joined by saddle bronc rider Cole Elshere. Elshere is featured in the documentary in cinematic tributes to Casey Tibbs.


In The Moment ... June 13, 2018 Show 357 Hour 1

This week marks the 69th SD High School Rodeo final in South Dakota, where young cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the state will take the final step to representing South Dakota in the national championships held next month in Wyoming.

Heather Benson stops by to talk about the path these kids take to get there and what to expect during the weekend in Belle Fourche.

"The Rider" Star Brady Jandreau

May 8, 2018

In The Moment ... May 8, 2018 Show 332 Hour 1

THE RIDER, set in South Dakota, follows a rising rodeo star whose tragic head injury during a saddle bronc ride knocks him off his path and has him questioning not only his future but his identity.

The movie stars Brady Jandreau. And though the story is fictionalized, THE RIDER largely follows Brady's life ... from the accident forward. It stars his real-life father as his character's father, and his sister plays herself as well.

In The Moment ... June 14, 2017 Show 114 Hour 1

Skyforce basketball is a staple in the Sioux Falls professional sports scene. Recently the NBA's Miami Heat purchased controlling interest of the team. In The Moment producer Chris Laughery talks with president of the Sioux Falls Skyforce Mike Heineman about the future of the team in South Dakota.

Personalities: Kyle Evans, a Company Cowboy

Jun 1, 2017
South Dakota Hall of Fame

Prior to his unfortunate death in 2001, Kyle Evans, a South Dakotan country music recording artist and entertainer, visited the Huron Arena in April of 1994 for an interview with local radio host, Chuck Anderson.

During his 20 years within the music industry, Evans traveled throughout the United States, playing in over 1,500 professional rodeo performances, the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, Miss America Rodeo Pageants, and numerous other venues alongside Kitty Wells, Hank Thompson, Tex Ritter and many other notable country artists of the time.

The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo draws thousands of visitors to the region. One cowboy is using his bareback bronco rides to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. Professional rodeo cowboy Cody Kiser is exclusively sponsored by the Oral Cancer Foundation, a small, nonprofit with a simple message for rodeo fans ... Be Smart, Don't Start.

Back Hills Stock Show and Rodeo

Cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers and their animals are gathering in Rapid City this week for the annual Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. Over 330,000 people from around the region and beyond are expected to attend the event at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds. Organizers say it’s the second largest event in South Dakota, following the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.


On Saturday the Casey Tibbs Foundation will celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals during the 25th annual tribute dinner.

This year's honorees are saddle bronc champion Chad Ferley, legendary bronc rider Jack Alexander, barrel racer Nikki Steffes, rodeo promoters Georgia and Harlan Gunville, rodeo matriarch Iris Day and "animal athlete" Pony Baroni. Their photos and biographies are now a part of the Wall of Fame at the

Denver-based filmmaker Justin Koehler was raised on a ranch near Midland. He says he's a South Dakota kid who wants to tell South Dakota stories. His first documentary, 'The Buffalo King," told the story of James "Scotty" Philip, who helped save the bison from extinction. Koehler is now working on a documentary about another South Dakota legend: bronc rider Casey Tibbs.

Casey Tibbs' Photographs and Journals

Apr 24, 2014

A dusty, forgotten box found in a California storage shed revealed rare photographs and journals of Casey Tibbs, the nine-time world bronc riding champion.  Five or more decades ago, he had given the documents to a long-time friend who is now in her late 90's.  The items were recently offered to the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Ft.

New Billy Etbauer Sculpture

May 29, 2013
Express Ranches

Five-time World Saddle Bronc Riding Champion and Ree Heights native Billy Etbauer is coming to Ft. Pierre this weekend for the unveiling of his life-sized statue.  The unveiling takes place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.  Etbauer and his family currently raise horses in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Miss Rodeo South Dakota

Dec 20, 2012

Miss Rodeo South Dakota Courtney Peterson of Sisseton was the first runner-up in the Miss Rodeo America pageant last week during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She also won the horsemanship contest and was named Miss Congeniality.  Peterson's reign as Miss Rodeo South Dakota continues until January, 2013.

National Finals Rodeo

Dec 3, 2012

Steer wrestler Todd Suhn of Hermosa and barrel racer Nikki Steffes of Vale are among six South Dakota contestants participating in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas beginning Thursday.  This is Suhn's 16th appearance at the WNFR.  Steffes, a two-time National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association women's all-around champion, has qualified for her first trip to the WNFR.