Air Staff: Luc Anthony

"Luc & The Captain" Co-Host/Wednesday Morning Contributor & Back-Up Regular Co-Host of "790 Today"



Luc Anthony is the co-host of "Luc & The Captain" with Dan Kasper on 790 WAYY, as well as a "790 Today" Wednesday morning guest contributor from 7:30 - 9:30 with John & Bob, plus John's backup in the host chair.  Luc's been a member of the 790 WAYY team since 2001 in various roles.  You could say Luc's grown-up with the station;  his father, WBA Hall Of Famer John Hoffland, was News Director for WAYY combined with WAXX and WEAU 13 in the early 1980s when Luc was a young kid.  Luc's a longtime Eau Claire resident and Luther College graduate, and currently serves as the sports columnist ("Athletic Aesthetic") for Volume One in Eau Claire.  He has called play-by-play for assorted sports at college and in the Eau Claire area off and on since the late 1990s, and also hosted "Sportsvue" on Community Television from 2001-07 and on ESPN 1150 from 2007-10 and 2013-14.  You can hear Luc as well on sister station Bob FM 99.9 from 6-9 a.m. weekday mornings.

Luc's "Athletic Aesthetic" Volume One Column

Luc's "Athletic Aesthetic" Volume One Column

  • ... If They Stay Healthy

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  Preparing predictions in the preseason can be perilous. A common saying is that “Team X will be good if they stay healthy,” which may prove particularly prescient for the Packers. As we prepare for the Fourth Annual Athletic Aesthetic Football Preview, understand that the guesses may well have been different had the column deadline been before the second preseason game for the Pack – the game in which the best Packer wide receiver, Jordy Nelson, suffered a season-ending ACL injury. As always, I polled sports media folks from the Chippewa Valley for their opinions on what we shall see in the 2015 football season, from the pros down to the preps. There were some varieties in the responses, but by and large, there was a similar sense of what to expect as the temperatures turn colder and the gridiron heats up. Read More
  • Antlered Intimidation

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  In our modern world of smartphones and computers, we rely on icons to easily identify something we enjoy, be it an app, a game, a news source or a favorite sports team. Sports logos make for great icons: They are meant to be immediately associated with our fave franchise or college, the image we associate with our guys. Unlike the middle of the 20th century, when intricate hand-drawn sketches were the norm, modern sports iconography is meant to simply convey a message or a feeling, and they especially need to look cool. Read More
  • Filling the On-Field Gap

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  There are at least a couple of generations of Chippewa Valley natives and longtime residents for whom the first words that come to mind when thinking of local baseball are “Eau Claire Cavaliers.” The Cavs, the underrated success story of America’s Pastime in western Wisconsin, are marking 45 seasons on the Carson Park diamond this year, 45 years of, as I like to say, bridging the organized baseball gap in the major metropolitan area of this part of the state. Read More
  • Expressing Success

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  The winter and spring of 2005 was a time of slightly nervous anticipation in the Eau Claire area. The previous year, the city had been awarded its first notable organized-league sports franchise in decades, and now came the moment when we would know if our city could once again support something akin to the minor leagues. We built it – the team, the Fan Deck – but would they come? They sure did. Read More


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