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You know Bob Kesling as the Voice of the Vols. He's been doing play-by-play for the UT's football and basketball games for the Vol Network since 1999.

Before that, Bob was Sports Director at WBIR for 19 years. While he was here, Bob, who loves practical jokes, came up with some classic April Fools' Day stories. All of them briefly created panic and havoc until the joke was revealed.

So let's go back in time, to some of Bob's classic April Fools' Day stories that actually aired on Channel 10 in the late 80's and early 90's.

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The Cincinnati Reds are coming to town, and we’re going to build them a domed stadium.

The Cincinnati Reds are coming to town, and we're going to build them a domed stadium.

Arena Football is big and the University of Tennessee Volunteers will be loaning equipment to the teams during their off season.

Arena Football is big and the University of Tennessee Volunteers will be loaning equipment to the teams during their off season.

Knoxville needs a convention center, baseball stadium and justice center, why not combine them.

Knoxville needs a convention center, baseball stadium and justice center, why not combine them.

Dog racing is coming to Knox County

Dog racing is coming to Knox County

Two former famous Channel 10-ers buy WIVK, and wait until you hear what they want to do with it.

This was one actually produced by another former sports director, Mark Packer. Two former Channel 10-ers buy WIVK, and wait until you hear what they want to do with it.

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