January 12, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Erskine, 734.476.8020
Lucy Ann Lance, 734.717.2182
Ann Arbor Broadcast Veterans Launch Media Venture
“The Lucy Ann Lance Show” Debuts January 24th on WLBY 1290 AM
After a year hiatus, “The Lucy Ann Lance Show” will be back providing local coverage of the Ann Arbor community. Lance is teaming up with radio veteran Dean Erskine to produce a three-hour weekly talk show on WLBY 1290 AM. The show, which will be hosted by Lance, is scheduled 11 AM-2 PM Saturdays.
“We’ve developed a platform that will focus on our community, its people and the local business economy,” said Lance. The show also will be webstreamed and netcast on www.lucyannlance.com.
Lance and Erskine have a long track record in broadcasting, and now they have formed Lance & Erskine Communications. “Our company owns ‘The Lucy Ann Lance Show’ as well as provides comprehensive media tools to help companies and organizations grow their businesses, including voice talent and netcast interview services,” said Erskine.
Lance and Erskine most recently teamed up to broadcast the Michigan Football Tailgates with Doug Karsch, Frank Beckmann, and Jim Brandstatter on the Michigan sports network produced by IMG.
Lucy Ann Lance grew up in Ann Arbor and is a graduate of Huron H.S. and the University of Michigan. She is the Assistant Manager of Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network, where she has worked for more than two decades. Her background includes 25 years of radio experience as morning show host, news anchor, and assistant news director. She also has filed network reports for NBC and Mutual Radio News, and is the former host of PAX TV’s “Michigan Forum.” Her mentors include the late Ted Heusel, who pioneered the radio talk format, and the late “Fat” Bob Taylor, who was one of Lucy Ann’s former co-hosts.
A 35 year radio veteran, Ann Arbor native Dean Erskine got his start on the former WPAG while still a student at Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S., working his way up from announcer to morning show host and eventually becoming program director and sales manager at stations in Ann Arbor. He also worked as a radio account executive in the Toledo market. Dean owns Erskine Audio where he produces commercial and industrial voiceovers for nationwide clients.
“We intend to offer a local media outlet that keeps the emphasis on the Ann Arbor area and gives everyone who cares about this area a chance to speak out and debate the issues. Our community deserves that,” said Lance.
Both Lance and Erskine have a deep commitment to community service. Dean volunteers numerous hours with the Humane Society of Huron Valley, where he fosters kittens and rescues feral cats. 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.
“The Lucy Ann Lance Show” will make its debut on Saturday, January 24. For more information log onto www.lucyannlance.com.