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The online article ran with this hilarious map -- which alone should have been a dead giveaway for readers. The audio version made it tougher for some listeners to guess what was going on, since it contained actual sound-bites from Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox and U.S. Congressman John Shadegg.
KTAR caught heat from Governor Janet Napolitano's office last year for a similar April 1 prank, says this Arizona Republic article from Scott Wong (who was among the first to get KTAR's joke this morning).
By late afternoon, the station had 'fessed up.