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BAG YOUR PHONE: Legend Brucie Bumchuckles on making all of La Crosse April fools; La Crosse County clerk Dankmeyer elections update



The man known as Brucie Bumchuckles on the radio, joined La Crosse Talk PM on Monday to talk about the April Fools’ hoax in La Crosse that went viral before viral was a thing.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Marty Severson relives the 1986 bit, where he fooled everyone with a fake radio ad from the “phone company” to bag your phone, because they were going to blow the dust out of the phone lines.

A hoarding of bags from Quillins ensued. Phone companies wanted to sue. People left work to go home and bag their phones. And national media came calling.

After that (22:05), La Crosse County clerk Ginny Dankmeyer breaks down some info on the spring election cycle ending Tuesday that includes a circuit court judicial race, county and school board races and the already over presidential primary. We also asked Dankmeyer, Can you vote “uncommitted” instead of Joe Biden? What’s the turnout going to look like? How would the two Constitutional Amendments effect the clerk’s office?

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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