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Lee Snapp Dies…Heileman Rep, Broadcaster, ’88 Commodore



One of La Crosse’s earliest Riverfest Commodores has died…

Lee Snapp was known as a past president of the La Crosse Convention Bureau, and for work at the Heileman brewery and in local radio. Snapp was chosen as Commodore for the 1988 Riverfest. Fellow Commodore Art Fahey says ‘the Snapper’ set a good example for the future royalty of Riverfest in promoting the festival.

Fahey calls Snapp a ‘larger than life’ guy.



A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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