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

  • Throwback Threads

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  In the summer of 1999, I found my target on the Internet, my holy grail of baseball jerseys: the red/orange/yellow rainbow-striped 1970s/’80s-era Houston Astros home top, in this case with the number and name of the most-recognizable player to don the “Tequila sunrise,” Nolan Ryan. For a little over $100, I could finally possess the most-garish of the “double knit” period of baseball uniforms and a full-on guilty pleasure of mine. Alas, the price seemed a little out of range for my college-age budget, and I passed. Read More
  • Bowl-ling for Dollars

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  Did you feel as though in late December and early January, at least a couple college football bowl games were being played on a given day? Bowls have popped-up in Montgomery, Ala., and a baseball-only domed stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla., and if your team had a winning record, you had a chance to go. When you consider how schools tend to make money and get plenty of national television exposure on ESPN, you understand how one team that fired its coach (Houston) plays a team considered in disarray (Pittsburgh) in a bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. This is actually considered an honor. Read More
  • Hearing About Spearing

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  Not often does hearing a Mike + The Mechanics song remind you of a turmoil-ridden sports-related incident in our neck of the woods. Read More
  • When Losing Feels Like Winning

    (Originally published in Volume One.)  Brewers fans in the area probably felt conflicted watching this autumn’s World Series. There was Ned Yost, the former Milwaukee manager who managed to get canned with two weeks remaining in the 2008 playoff push, leading the Kansas City Royals to their first Series in 29 years – while still making the sort of perplexing and occasionally infuriating decisions that led Brew Crew followers to wish him a good riddance. Next to him was Dale Sveum, his temporary replacement that September six seasons ago. Both are former Brewers ... like breakout star Lorenzo Cain and solid contributors Nori Aoki, and Alcides Escobar. These are the guys who got the Royals over the hump, while Milwaukee’s finest now notch a 32nd-straight season out of the Series. Read More


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