By John Bauer
April Fool's Day is celebrated in different countries around the world every year. It's not a national holiday ... but widely recognized and celebrated as a day when thousands of people play all kinds of good-humored hoaxes and practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and in this case ... KAXE listeners.
The April Fool's version of KAXE Morning Show last Friday with John Bauer and Heidi Holtan announced that Neil Diamond would be the closing act at the 91.7 KAXE Mississippi River Festival, July 16th. Tickets would go on-sale at 9 AM sharp and no sooner. Phones perplexed ... Facebook frenzied... Twitters twit ... Emails exploded and blogs blew! Word spread faster than mayonnaise on warm bread! Holly Holy ... was it true ... the Solitary Man was comin' to town?
At 9 AM ... $#!% hit the fan! People showed up at our door. Hundreds of ticket requesting phone calls were answered with April Fools! 99% of the people were able to laugh at themselves for being taken. Others weren't so happy. I sincerely apologize to those who were offended and I applaud those who were able to laugh at themselves.
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