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Lucy Ann Lance, a seasoned radio personality and community advocate, has left an indelible mark on local media. With over 40 years of radio experience, she has become a familiar voice in Southeast Michigan.

Lance co-hosts “The Lucy Ann Lance Show,” a program that has graced the airwaves since 1993. Drawing from 75 years of combined experience in communications, local journalism, and community engagement, she and her colleague Dean Erskine, along with producer Derek Laughlin, engage listeners in timely and thoughtful conversations.

Her journey began as a radio news anchor and assistant news director in Ann Arbor, and as an assistant manager at Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network, where she worked tirelessly for three decades while continuing her work in radio. Lance’s radio career even includes filing network reports for NBC and Mutual Radio News. Her mentors, including the late Ted Heusel and “Fat” Bob Taylor, shaped her commitment to community engagement.

Beyond the mic, Lucy Ann Lance champions local charities as a volunteer emcee. Her accolades include the former Ann Arbor Business Review’s “Most Influential Women” Award, the Miss America Women of Achievement Award, and the Michigan Small Business Journalist of the Year Award. Her impact extends beyond broadcasting, making her a true Ann Arbor icon.

"The Lucy Ann Lance Show" airs on 1290 WLBY. weekdays from 8 to 11 a.m., on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or on-demand wherever you get your podcasts.

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Lucy Ann Lance, a seasoned radio personality and community advocate, has left an indelible mark on local media. With over 40 years of radio experience, she has become a familiar voice in Southeast Michigan.

Lance co-hosts “The Lucy Ann Lance Show,” a program that has graced the airwaves since 1993. Drawing from 75 years of combined experience in communications, local journalism, and community engagement, she and her colleague Dean Erskine, along with producer Derek Laughlin, engage listeners in timely and thoughtful conversations.

Her journey began as a radio news anchor and assistant news director in Ann Arbor, and as an assistant manager at Ann Arbor’s Community Television Network, where she worked tirelessly for three decades while continuing her work in radio. Lance’s radio career even includes filing network reports for NBC and Mutual Radio News. Her mentors, including the late Ted Heusel and “Fat” Bob Taylor, shaped her commitment to community engagement.

Beyond the mic, Lucy Ann Lance champions local charities as a volunteer emcee. Her accolades include the former Ann Arbor Business Review’s “Most Influential Women” Award, the Miss America Women of Achievement Award, and the Michigan Small Business Journalist of the Year Award. Her impact extends beyond broadcasting, making her a true Ann Arbor icon.

"The Lucy Ann Lance Show" airs on 1290 WLBY. weekdays from 8 to 11 a.m., on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or on-demand wherever you get your podcasts.

    Frank Rubino ~ On The Couch - How a young person is swayed through psychological and physiological factors

    Frank Rubino ~ On The Couch - How a young person is swayed through psychological and physiological factors

    July 17, 2024 ~ Lucy Ann Lance talks with Frank Rubino for this week's On The Couch. They discuss political propaganda, psychological factors, and conspiracy theories, particularly in relation to incidents like the near assassination of former President Donald Trump. Rubino, leveraging his police background, emphasizes the role of societal influences and propaganda in shaping behaviors over mental illness, using Thomas Crooks’ recent incident as a case study.

    • 18 min
    Dr. Kristyn Gregory ~ A Healthier Michigan - State of Mental Health for Minority Seniors

    Dr. Kristyn Gregory ~ A Healthier Michigan - State of Mental Health for Minority Seniors

    July 17, 2024 ~ Lucy Ann Lance talks with Dr. Kristyn Gregory, Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. They discuss the mental health challenges faced by minority seniors. According to a 2022 study, older people of color experience disproportionate mental health issues due to internalized, interpersonal, systemic, and medical racism, along with socioeconomic factors.

    • 5 min
    Steve Harvey ~ DTE’s Natural Gas Balance Initiative - SACC

    Steve Harvey ~ DTE’s Natural Gas Balance Initiative - SACC

    July 17, 2024 ~ Lucy Ann Lance talks with Steve Harvey, Manager of DTE Gas’ Strategic Planning & Development, DTE Energy. DTE Energy offers a Natural Gas Balance Program allowing customers to offset emissions from natural gas usage through renewable natural gas (RNG) and carbon offsets. Participants can choose different contribution levels, with funds directed towards local RNG sources and forest protection for carbon absorption. This initiative supports Ann Arbor’s sustainability goals by providing affordable energy solutions while reducing carbon footprints.

    • 17 min
    Kristan Cibulskis ~ United Way of Southeast Michigan

    Kristan Cibulskis ~ United Way of Southeast Michigan

    July 17, 2024 ~ Lucy Ann Lance talks with Kristan Cibulskis, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, UW's Volunteer Engagement Team. They emphasize the significance of volunteering and introduces upcoming opportunities, including the 16th annual Stuff the Bus event organized by Washtenaw County Government. This initiative aims to collect school supplies for children in need, with donation stations set up at two Target locations from August 5th to 9th.

    • 6 min
    Paula Gardner - 4 Issues To Watch in the U.S. Auto Industry

    Paula Gardner - 4 Issues To Watch in the U.S. Auto Industry

    July 16, 2024 ~ Lucy Ann Lance talks with Paula Gardner, Business Editor, Bridge Michigan. The U.S. auto industry is grappling with market and political uncertainty, especially around the transition from traditional gas-fueled cars to electric vehicles (EVs). This shift has caused fluctuations in market share and profitability, as well as consumer hesitancy due to high costs and concerns about EV infrastructure like charging networks and battery reliability. Automakers face challenges such as balancing investments between traditional and electric cars, and dealing with high percentages of leased EVs and their residual values.

    • 16 min
    Dan Chlebos ~ Beyond The Courtroom - US Secret Service

    Dan Chlebos ~ Beyond The Courtroom - US Secret Service

    July 16, 2024 ~ Lucy Ann Lance talks with Dan Chlebos, Asst. Professor of Justice & Public Policy / Former Police Chief, for this week's Beyond The Courtroom. The conversation focused on the security lapses that allowed the shooter to take a shot at the President, questioning the response of the Secret Service and the lack of surveillance on the building from which the shooter operated. Concerns were raised about the ease with which the sniper took the shot and whether they had clearance to do so.

    • 19 min

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