Meet the Staff
Lucy Ann Lance
Radio and TV personality Lucy Ann Lance grew up in Ann Arbor and is a graduate of Huron H.S. and the University of Michigan. In 2011 she retired as assistant manager of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network, where she had worked for thirty years, including a 2-year internship while in college. She’s also a veteran of the local radio scene, having hosted her own morning show for many years and worked as an assistant news director filing reports for NBC and Mutual Radio News. In addition, she does voiceovers on numerous projects for local and nationwide businesses.
Lucy Ann and Dean Erskine own Lance & Erskine Communications, which produces The Lucy Ann Lance Show (M-F, 8 AM-11 AM; Saturdays, 9 AM-12 PM) and Michigan Business Week (Sundays, 11 AM-12 PM) broadcast on 1290 WLBY & live streamed at www.1290WLBY.com. In addition, interviews are podcast at www.lucyannlance.com.
Lucy Ann, along with radio personality Jimmy Barrett, pioneered the very first Michigan Football Tailgate Party on the air, a show that continued for 25 years with various co-hosts including Fat Bob Taylor, Dean Erskine, and Jeff DeFran. From 2008-2013, she joined sports broadcaster Doug Karsch, along with Dean Erskine, to co-host the Michigan Football Tailgate Party on the syndicated Michigan Football Network for IMG and the University of Michigan.
Lucy Ann has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities as a volunteer emcee for many events. She is the recipient of Business Review’s “Most Influential Women” Award, and was the first recipient of the Miss America Women of Achievement Award from the Miss Washtenaw Scholarship Program. She also was saluted with the Spectrum Spirit Award, the Torchbearer Award from the Huron Valley Girl Scouts, and the Ambassador Award from the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 2010, Lucy Ann was bestowed with the Michigan Small Business Journalist of the Year Award from the Small Business Administration.
A 40 year radio veteran, Ann Arbor native Dean Erskine was a Pioneer H.S. student when he got his start on WPAG, one of the original broadcast outlets of University of Michigan Football. Dean worked his way up from announcer to morning show host, eventually becoming program director and sales manager at stations in the Ann Arbor market. He also worked as a radio account executive in the Toledo market.
Dean and Lucy Ann Lance own Lance & Erskine Communications, which produces The Lucy Ann Lance Show (M-F, 8 AM-11 AM; Saturdays, 9 AM-12 PM) and Michigan Business Week (Sundays, 11 AM-12 PM) broadcast on 1290 WLBY & live streamed at www.1290WLBY.com. In addition, interviews are podcast at www.lucyannlance.com.
Dean has overseen game day operations for University of Michigan football broadcasts, and also co-hosted the Michigan Football Tailgates with Lucy Ann. He also owns Erskine Audio where he produces commercial and industrial voiceovers for nationwide clients. Dean’s community work includes numerous hours volunteering at the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Jacob, a graduate of Saline H.S. and Michigan State University, is the Digital Marketing & Social Media Strategist for Kellogg’s in addition to serving as The Lucy Ann Lance Show tech guru. He often joins us for our weekly Tech Thursday segments on the show, as well. Jacob is the founder of Red TIE Media (RedTIE.TV) and the Host/Producer of Tech Daily at JacobBodnar.com. This Sparty actually has a bit of maize-n-blue in his bloodline, as Jacob’s father and uncle both played basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. Jacob is engaged to be married to MaryKate Carter, a fellow graduate of MSU.
*“The Lucy Ann Lance Show” is a program owned by Lance & Erskine Communications, LLC, a business formed by longtime broadcasting colleagues Lucy Ann Lance and Dean Erskine.