Bob & Sheri
GenreTalk, Entertainment, Comedy, Advice
Running time4 hours (6-10 AM ET)
Country of originUnited States United States
Home stationWKQC-FM Charlotte, North Carolina
StarringBob Lacey
Sheri Lynch
Produced byKary "Doc" Bowser
Todd Haller
Max Sweeten
Original release1992 –
WebsiteOfficial Website

Bob and Sheri is a syndicated U.S. radio program hosted by Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch. It is heard in morning drive time. Its flagship station is WKQC-FM "K104.7" in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 29 years, the originating station had been WLNK 107.9 "The Link" (also known as WBT-FM and then WWSN prior to 1997).

The show is owned by NOW! Media and runs on about 70 nationwide affiliates.[1][2] It is also heard worldwide in 177 countries and 150 ships at sea through the American Forces Network.[3]

Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch have co-hosted the show since 1992 when Bob, already established on WBT-FM's morning show, chose Sheri as co-host from over 65 applicants.


Although the show is promoted as female-slanted, it has gained a share of male listeners as well, developing a loyal nationwide following. Bob and Sheri openly share their quirks and personal lives with listeners, creating an atmosphere. The program is structured as a traditional morning show rather than a morning zoo, and the show has no comedic bits which would offend the show's target audience or stations, nor are they based on stereotypes.


Bob Lacey

Bob Schlosser Lacey , raised in Old Lyme, Connecticut, began his career in radio at 19. After stints at various radio stations (and aliases of "Skippy Ross" and "Skip Tyler"), he was hired in 1971 by WBT in Charlotte to host his own evening phone-in show, "Lacey Listens." By 25, he'd been moved to morning-drive with his own talk show. During the 1980s, he was a host on then-sister station WBTV's local edition of PM Magazine, for which he traveled the world and won an Iris Award. Returning to radio at WBT-FM (now WLNK) in 1990, Bob was given his own morning drive show, joined by Sheri in 1992.[2] Bob has five children named Christopher, Landon, Ally, John and one other who has asked not to be spoken about on air. On July 31, 2010, Bob married his girlfriend of a year, Mary and gained two "bonus children." He enjoys golf, wine, lobster, Maine, pugs, vacationing, lighthouses, and the music of the Rolling Stones. On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, his 19-year-old son, John, died after suffering from history of seizures.[4] Bob's son Christopher Schlosser died on February 22, 2012, at the age of 44. [3]

Sheri Lynch

Sheri Lynch grew up in Wyoming and Philadelphia, surviving a harrowing, dysfunctional childhood to which she occasionally refers on-air. She has worked in television and movies but created her own niche in radio when joining the Bob & Sheri Show as an outspoken and articulate partner (not a female sidekick to a male host) in 1992. She has also published two books: Hello, My Name Is Mommy and Be Happy, Or I'll Scream!. She is the mother of two young daughters, Olivia and Caramia, and has several "bonus children".[5][3] Although the Bob & Sheri Show is mostly comedic, Sheri often gives advice to callers in trouble and has a somewhat dark sense of humor. Sheri recently graduated from Winthrop University with a master's degree in Social Work, focus on clinical mental health. In 2013, she married her husband Kevin, in a private ceremony in SC. A self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady" and animal lover, she and her family own many cats and dogs.


Max Sweeten is the show's director, but he is often heard in the background and frequently comes to the microphone. He, too, spent some formative years in the Philadelphia area, then in Washington, D.C. He began his radio career in Virginia at age 16. Max, who does a great deal of voice-over work apart from this show, has won four Addy Awards, for his work in radio and TV commercials.


"Super Todd" Haller, the show's former producer, screens all the callers and also appears on the air occasionally. He was nominated for Billboards Music Director of the Year in 1996 for his work at WCHZ in Augusta, GA. He has two children. Retired from the show in February 2021.


Kary "Doc" Bowser joined the show as the show's producer in April 2021. Doc was formerly the producer of the Matt & Ramona Show on 107.9 the Link.


As The People's Movie Critic, Lamar Richardson gives a weekly film review on the show, usually on Friday. As a proud Anheuser-Busch employee, Lamar rates each movie on his "Bud Scale." Ratings range from "Zero Buds" to "A full six-pack of Budweiser," though a terrific movie might earn a twelve-pack, and a terrible one may receive a "Warm Zima." Lamar has also on occasion replaced Bob or Sheri in their absence. Lamar has three children, and has worked various jobs outside of radio, most notably an independent video rental store called "Ole Time Video" which was driven out of business by its inability to compete with Blockbuster Video; Richardson's humorous bitterness about this failure is often referred to in running gags due to his status as movie reviewer.

Chad Bowar

Chad is the newsman for the Bob and Sheri Show. He's been in radio for over 25 years, and has a political science degree from the University of South Dakota. Chad retired from the show in 2019.[6]

Jim Szoke

Jim Szoke is the Sports Guru for the Bob & Sheri Show. Throughout the years, Jim has been a play-by-play voice for the Charlotte 49ers and Davidson College. Jim is currently part of the broadcast team for the Carolina Panthers. He's a graduate of Bowling Green State University and has a bachelor's degree in journalism. He lives in Charlotte with his wife and two kids.[7]

Frequent guests


The Bob and Sheri Show has been nominated four times for Billboard’s "Air Personality of the Year". They won the New York State Broadcasters Association Award for Best Morning Team in 1998. The show won the prestigious Gracie Award for Best Talk Show/Radio in 2005. The team has been nominated ten times for The National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Award.

Sheri has thrice received the Gracie Allen Award, in 2002, 2005 and 2012. In 2004, Sheri won the Charlotte Business Journal’s "Women in Business Achievement Award." Sheri has also been named Creative Loafing's "Best Local Radio Personality" each year for over a decade.[11]


Running gags

These occasionally confuse new callers, but regular listeners are familiar with these:


After 10 years hosting "PM Magazine" on WBTV, Bob Lacey returned to Charlotte morning radio in December 1989 on what was then WBCY.[12] By the time Lacey persuaded his company to hire WBTV marketing employee Sheri Lynch to join him, the station was WBT-FM "Sunny 107.9." Local management did not like the idea of "Bob and Sheri," so Lacey contacted the Atlanta headquarters of Jefferson-Pilot Communications, and he put up $10,000 of his own money in case the show did not work. He never had to give up the money; The company hired new managers who supported Bob and Sheri.[13]

In early 1996, Bob and Sheri were number two in the morning—behind John Boy and Billy—among listeners 25 to 54. In order to keep the duo in Charlotte but still pay them as if they worked in the big city, Sunny 107.9 began working toward syndicating the show, and landed their first affiliate on WCTW in Hudson, New York in July of that year.[14] The content would allow the show to work in other parts of the country, and it would not matter that they weren't local. People knew Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern were not in Charlotte.[15]

In less than eight months, Bob and Sheri were heard in 7 new markets: Greensboro, North Carolina; Greenville, North Carolina; Bangor, Maine; New London, Connecticut; Charleston, West Virginia; Hudson, New York; and Albany, Georgia.[16]

In September 1998, the number of stations reached 17. Except for Durango, Colorado, all of these were in the eastern United States. Fayetteville, North Carolina was the fifth of the markets where the show competed with John Boy and Billy.[17]

By 2003, the show was on 63 stations, with markets that included Presque Isle, Maine, Santa Rosa, California, Yuma, Arizona and Eugene, Oregon.[18]

The debut of personal people meters in 2010 meant changes for the show. Other stations succeeded with more music and less talk, so the show was adding music and cutting down on time spent with callers. Not all listeners accepted the changes.[19]

After Radio One purchased flagship station WLNK in November 2020, the company decided to drop Bob and Sheri in April 2021. NOW! Media, which bought the show from former WLNK owner Entercom in 2017, will continue to distribute it. About 70 stations air the show and is available through podcast as well.[1] The move by WLNK led to significant fan protests. On May 17, Bob and Sheri are scheduled to move to WKQC in Charlotte. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pair were doing the show from home, but WKQC owner Beasley Broadcast Group was expected to have the show originate from their studios.[20]


  1. ^ a b Venta, Lance (April 11, 2021). "Bob & Sheri Unlinking From WLNK". radioinsight. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History (WLNK)". Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  3. ^ "Bob & Sheri | Stuff We Talked About". Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  4. ^ "Teen son of Charlotte radio host Bob Lacey dies - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-". Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  5. ^ "Sheri Lynch - Biography".
  6. ^ Bob & Sheri Cast - Chad Bowar
  7. ^ Bob & Sheri Cast - Jim Szoke
  8. ^ Ellen Whitehurst – The Empowered Life
  9. ^ "Ellen Whitehurst Obituary (1958 - 2016) - Virginia Beach, VA - The Virginian-Pilot". 22 November 2016.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Link Radio
  12. ^ Richard Maschal, "Bob Lacey to Return to Radio," The Charlotte Observer, November 8, 1989.
  13. ^ Funk, Tim (June 11, 1995). "Sheri Shoots from the Lip: WBT-FM Co-Host Shares Irreverent Jabs and Dark Childhood with Listeners". The Charlotte Observer.
  14. ^[bare URL PDF]
  15. ^ Funk, Tim (February 8, 1996). "More Stations Soon May Hear Bob, Sheri Show". The Charlotte Observer.
  16. ^ Rowe, Jeri (May 1, 1997). "New Show Hits Air This Morning". Greensboro News & Record.
  17. ^ Futch, Michael (September 13, 1998). "Q-98 Adds New Show in Morning". The Fayetteville Observer.
  18. ^ Washburn, Mark (June 24, 2003). "From Charlotte, with Love: 'Matt & Ramona'". The Charlotte Observer.
  19. ^ Washburn, Mark (July 2, 2011). "With quiet changes, Charlotte radio adapts to robotic ears". The Charlotte Observer.
  20. ^ Janes, Theoden (May 8, 2021). "'A better fit for us': 'Bob & Sheri' show finds a new home on Charlotte radio". The Charlotte Observer.