WLNK’s Bob Lacey Honored By NC Association of Broadcasters
June 26, 2013
Greater Media Charlotte announces WLNK-FM Morning Show Co-Host Bob Lacey was among the honorees officially inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB) Hall of Fame on Monday, June 24 for their contributions to broadcasting and to the state of North Carolina. The inductees were officially recognized during the NCAB Annual Convention held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC.
The presentation followed the Annual North Carolina Broadcast Awards, which recognizes excellence in broadcasting at member television and radio.
The Bob and Sheri Show is broadcast to more than forty affiliates around the country including four North Carolina markets, as well as over 170 countries worldwide through the Armed Forces Radio Network.
“Bob is very deserving of this recognition by NCAB,” said Greater Media Charlotte STATION Manager Trip Savery. “He joins other North Carolina broadcasting legends including Rick Dees, Charles Kuralt, and Ty Boyd who were all inducted at the height of their careers.
The Bob and Sheri Show, which features Lacey along with Co-Host Sheri Lynch, is broadcast to more than forty affiliates around the country including four North Carolina markets, as well as over 170 countries worldwide through the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Lacey began his career in radio at the young age of 9. At 22, he launched the first-ever evening phone-in show Lacey Listens on powerhouse AM station WBT in Charlotte, NC. By 25, Lacey moved to morning-drive with his own talk show. During the 1980s, Lacey hosted Charlotte’s award-winning television program PM Magazine where he received an Iris award in 1985 for Best Produced Local Television Feature in the Nation.
Lacey returned to radio in 1990 as a morning host at WBT’s FM counterpart (now WLNK), where the Bob & Sheri show is still produced today. Lacey and Sheri Lynch met in 1991 while Lacey was searching for a co-host. Lacey spearheaded the hiring of Lynch, pioneering a new format giving women equal power in a male dominated morning radio environment.
The Bob & Sheri show is heard on more than FORTY affiliates across the U.S. The team just celebrated 20 years on air as the Bob & Sheri show, with 15 of those years being syndicated. Lacey has been nominated numerous times for Billboard Magazine’s Radio Personality Award. He has been named three times to the TALKERS Heavy 100 most influential talk radio personalities in the Country. In 2005, Bob & Sheri won the prestigious Gracie Award® for Best Talk Show/Radio. The team has been nominated nine times, for radio’s most prestigious honor – The National Association of Broadcaster’s Marconi Award.
Lacey supports the American Armed Forces through advocacy and public awareness efforts through the Bob & Sheri show’s contribution to the American Forces Network and his personal involvement as a USO Ambassador and The Wounded Warrior Project. He also aids in fundraising and public education campaigns for Autism Speaks, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and World Vision. Hosting the Heart Ball for the American Heart Association in Charlotte, NC, Lacey helps raise over $740,000 annually.