“Doctor” Bob Lee is one of the most recognized entertainment personalities in New York. For more than 30 years, he’s had a rewarding livelihood as a DJ, TV host, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Lee started out as a DJ for 88.7 WTNY Radio in 1978 while he was attending the New York Institute of Technology, where he later received his BA and MA in Communications. Lee eventually went on to be music director, program director and general manager for WTNY. He also started Doctor Bob Lee & Company, a mobile-DJ business where he traveled to different universities for parties and events. In 1980, Lee joined WBLS for a one-year internship before moving on to KISS-FM where he got his start in commercial broadcasting and earned the Top DJ Award.
In 1981, Lee was offered a job with WBLS where he has since had an exciting and diverse career. For eight years, Lee was a DJ on the weekend edition of WBLS’s renowned program The Quiet Storm under legendary DJ Vaughn Harper. He has interviewed Michelle Obama and musical greats such as Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Kenny “Baby Face” Edmonds, Wynton Marsalis, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and many others.
WBLS knows you can only look as good as feel; and Bob Lee’s Digital Dose will help you do both, by connecting to the latest in health and lifestyle tips from health professionals, which focus on topics such as heart disease, diabetes and other ailments common to the people in the community. Bob has also been a consistent correspondent for the Morning Show on Inner City Broadcasting, since the show’s inception with Ken Web up to the current host Steve Harvey. Lee also provided special live reports on the Morning Show for 9/11, various parades, the New York City Marathon, and other WBLS-sponsored community events.
As part of his community-based work, Lee has developed strong ties to many local and national politicians and public figures, including President Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor David Dinkins, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. For more than ten years, Lee has hosted the weekly live television program Open, which broadcasts on BronxNet, a world-wide cable television station. The program features news and topics affecting the Bronx community and also treats viewers to new and established musical guests. He also hosts The Bob Lee Show, a music-intensive radio series. In addition to his on-air roles, Lee manages community affairs and government relations for WBLS.
Lee appears frequently in the Harlem community as the host of live music and other events, such as Harlem Summer Stage and R&B concerts at the Apollo Theater. His strong ties to the community are reflected in his many charitable endeavors. He’s the President & CEO of the Make the Grade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and aid to school children. This inspired him to write Seven Ways to Make the Grade, an autobiographical, motivational book written to help guide young people on their life’s journey.
He’s also the President & CEO of Bob Lee Enterprises, an umbrella for his many talents including, motivational speaking and coaching, performing in bands, deejaying and consulting for companies who want to do grassroots promotions. Lee also helps college students interested in radio careers by serving as a mentor for Table for Two, a weekly music program which broadcasts from WLIU 88.1 FM radio in Brooklyn and is staffed by interns from Long Island University.
Your Daily Dose of Quotes and Anecdotes is Bob Lee’s second published book.