Real People. Real Laughs. Real Results. Bob & Sheri Bios. Bob and Sheri’s backgrounds couldn’t be more different, but they combine to create the most unique program on radio today.
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Bob and Sheri’s backgrounds couldn’t be more different, but they combine to create the most unique program on radio today.
BOB LACEY took his first radio job in Providence, RI at the tender age of 18, after realizing that his career fronting a New England rock band would never get him on the airwaves. At 22, he launched the first-ever evening phone-in show Lacey Listens on powerhouse AM station WBT in Charlotte, NC.
During the 1980s, Bob hosted Charlotte’s award-winning television program PM Magazine and served as the show’s national humor reporter/producer. PM Magazine was among the first magazine TV shows to directly target a female audience. Bob learned quickly and he has the honors to prove it: Among his many achievements in both broadcasting and community service, Bob received an Iris award in 1985 for Best Produced Local Television Feature in the Nation. Bob returned to radio in 1990 as a morning host at WBT’s FM counterpart (now WLNK), where Bob & Sheriis still produced today.
SHERI LYNCH began her career in television, writing and producing paranoia-inducing news teases. Having tired of warning the world about the dangers lurking in dirty restaurant kitchens and sketchy daycare centers, she agreed to create a commercial for a new radio program. Enter Bob Lacey, wearing one of his favorite preppy outfits. “Lose the red sweater,” she suggested. “You don’t want to look like an elf, right?” To pay her back for that disrespect, Bob invited her to be his guest on-air. That was a meeting of soul mates, and the beginning of the long, happy Bob & Sheripartnership.
Sheri has been featured in numerous trade publications and has earned many professional honors. In 2002 and 2005, Sheri received the American Women in Radio and Television’s (AWRT) highest honor, the Gracie Allen Award, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the realistic portrayal of women in media. In 2004, Sheri won the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Women in Business Achievement Award.”
Sheri’s best-selling first book, Hello, My Name is Mommy (St. Martins Press), is currently in its fourth printing. Her next book, Be Happy, Or I’ll Scream!, was released by St. Martins Press in February 2006 and is already in its second printing. Sheri is single-mom raising her two daughters, Olivia & Caramia.
BOB and SHERI met in 1991 while Bob was searching for the perfect partner to co-host his new morning radio show on WLNK (then WBT-FM). He listened to dozens of resume tapes, but no one stood out. Then, a wisecracking television producer walked into his office. She had wit. She had moxy. She had brains. And she wasn’t looking for the job. Bob convinced her they would make a good team and offered to pay her out of his salary until management saw it too. Within a year, the show was number one with women 25-54 and number two overall in the Charlotte market.
Today, Bob & Sheriis heard on more than 45 affiliates across the U.S. The team has been nominated four times for Billboard’s On-Air Personality of the Year. In 1998, they won the New York State Broadcasters Association Award for Best Morning Team. Bob & Sherihave won the prestigious Gracie Award® for Best Talk Show/Radio in 2005. The team has been nominated nine times, in for radio’s most prestigious honor – The NAB Marconi Award.