In 1971 Rick moved to Sioux Falls and began his broadcasting career at 8th and Phillips at KCHF. The program Your Opinion Please was his baby, and it grew into something bigger than he ever dreamed of. Three years into the show Knobe recalls a phone call from a little old lady who suggested he run for mayor. Knobe laughed it off, but the calls and letters kept coming in. After the stamp of approval from his family, the decision was made to throw his hat in the ring for the leadership position in Sioux Falls. Knobe was elected and noted as one of youngest mayors in the nation. Service to the city in the forms of government and radio have been a part of Rick’s life through the years. His dedication to improving the waterways through the city and acquiring land for the bike path are just a part of his achievements. Knobe was awarded the South Dakota Broadcaster of the year award in 2001.