Brad Williams

Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad 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.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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Fourth-time offenders will be felons, but penalties probably stay same.

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City got at least an inch of snow six times and all occurred Fri.-Sat.-Sun.

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Monday - December 26, 2016 12:46 pm

Driver killed in Monroe County collision

Car slid across center line and was hit by SUV

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Monday - December 26, 2016 12:31 pm

Yesterday 12/23/16

Yesterday 12/23/16
 
 
Simon says, only 10 gallons for you. Yesterday in La Crosse.
 
Just before Christmas of 1973, America's new 'energy czar,' William Simon, asked for drivers to voluntarily limit their gasoline purchases to 10 gallons a week. He also wanted gas stations to only sell up to 10 gallons at a time to any one customer. The U-S was in the middle of an 'energy crisis,' with trouble in the Mideast helping to increase gas prices and lead to shortages. Within a few months, Simon would give up the job of energy czar to become Secretary of the Treasury.
 
In Wisconsin, Governor Pat Lucey declared an energy emergency, forcing the state to lower its highway speed limit to 55 miles an hour. La Crosse State Senator Milo Knutson said a special session about energy ordered by Lucey was actually a 'power grab' by the governor.
 
When he wasn't in Madison for legislative business, Knutson was busy in La Crosse at his day job as news director for WKTY Radio. The station celebrated its 25th anniversary in '73, broadcasting local programs such as the 'Lead Balloon Show' with Charlie Kearns, weekdays from 8 to 9 a-m. Charlie's 21-year-old son Mike Kearns began working on KTY that year, and he eventually became the Lead Balloon host. On December 23rd this year, Mike retired from morning radio...a run that began 43 years ago, in 1973, Yesterday in La Crosse.
 
 
 
Monday - December 26, 2016 12:28 pm

Yesterday 12/26/16

Yesterday 12/26/16
 
 
The Marching Chiefs party in California...47 years ago, Yesterday in La Crosse.
 
The La Crosse State band went west at the end of 1969 to perform in Pasadena's Rose Parade. Three hundred people attended a dinner at UCLA for the Chiefs and La Crosse alumni. College president Sam Gates told the dinner guests that he had thought it wouldn't be possible to send the band to California because of the price tag...75-thousand dollars...and a change in band directors just months before the trip. But Gates said the La Crosse delegation was having a wonderful time.
 
Not a good holiday season for Packers head coach Phil Bengtson. On Christmas Eve, Bengtson was loading a gift into his car when he tripped and fell backwards, breaking his hip. The Packers had a winning record in '69, but finished third in the division behind the Vikings and Lions. Minnesota played in the Super Bowl for the first time that season.
 
At the movies that holiday season, two Disney films were playing...'101 Dalmatians' and 'The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.' And there was a new James Bond, George Lazenby, in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service.' Forty-seven years ago, 1969, Yesterday in La Crosse.
 

All Energy Corp. says county denied mine for "hidden reasons."

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Police officer, hit by car, fires at assailant

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Remodel to begin in 2018 and finish the following year.

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Thursday - December 22, 2016 10:50 pm

Mayor declares Dec. 23 "Mike Kearns Day" in La Crosse

Longtime host retires Lead Balloon Show on WKTY today

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Thursday - December 22, 2016 6:40 am

Democrats meet to come up with new strategy

That plan may not include Hillary Clinton, based on recent poll.

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