BOB & SHERI - Syndicated Morning Goes Worldwide Bringing Laughs to the American Forces Network
Greater Media, Inc announced today that Joe Radio on the American Forces Network will launch The Bob & Sheri Show on April 8, 2013 as the new morning show on the AC Programming Format. The popular morning show, with hosts Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch, will be carried live daily on AFN to members of the U.S. Military serving abroad and their families. Joe Radio on AFN carries the programming to 177 countries and on all U.S. ships at sea (approximately 150).
“After visiting with the Bob & Sheri team in Charlotte and hearing their very professional and entertaining show, we knew almost immediately that they’d be a perfect fit for our ‘Joe Radio’ service,” said Jef Reilly, Director of American Forces Radio Network. “Bob & Sheri are very popular among military audiences stateside and we’re sure that will be the case on AFN Radio overseas where our heroes are stationed and listening.“
“We are absolutely thrilled that Bob and Sheri will be sharing their entertaining show with our valued members of the United States Military and their families both here and now abroad,” said Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Smyth. “Bob and Sheri will be a fantastic edition to Joe Radio on the American Forces Radio Network. As a company, we consider it a privilege to be able to serve our dedicated men and women who continue to sacrifice to keep our families and country safe.”
Bob & Sheri have a history with military involvement supporting the Wounded Warrior organization. In 2012, Bob & Sheri participated in a military devoted Flag Day Parade in Hudson, NY. They attended the Army Birthday Celebration at Ft. Bragg Military Base where over 13,000 soldiers were in attendance at times, cheering and calling them by name as they ran past the live broadcast.
“Nothing gives us more pride and satisfaction than to serve the men, women, and children who are dedicated to protecting our country “, said Bob and Sheri. “It is more than an honor to have this opportunity, and we will rise to it!”
Bob & Sheri also broadcasted live on December 20, 2012 in support of the USO’s Victory Block Leave, code named, Operation Exodus, where they helped usher over 15,000 troops who had been stationed overseas through the Charlotte Douglas International Airport as they headed home for the holidays.
The Bob & Sheri Show is a reality based morning program, currently heard on 42 stations across the country. Their show is described as hilarious and touching with a deep connection to their passionate listeners. They are Real People, with Real Laughs and all are accepted into their morning show family.
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American Forces Network
American Forces Network (AFN) is the operational arm of the American Forces Network and Television Service (AFRTS) providing entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide and is a division of the Defense Media Activity. The AFN worldwide radio and television broadcast network serves American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families stationed at bases overseas, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea. Since 1942, AFN has broadcast popular American radio and television programs from major U.S. networks.
Greater Media, Inc.
WBT is owned by Greater Media Charlotte, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.