Conservative Radio Host Bob Grant Dies at 84

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Longtime conservative New York radio host Bob Grant has died at age 84.

His death Tuesday in Hillsborough, N.J., after a short illness was confirmed by New York radio station WABC.

Grant once derided Martin Luther King Jr. as “that slimeball.” He was fired from WABC in 1996 for acid-tongued remarks he made following the plane crash death of the first black U.S. commerce secretary, Ron Brown. He later returned to WABC.

Grant was known for his combative style and was considered a forerunner to conservative broadcasters such as Sean Hannity.

Grant was born Robert Ciro Gigante in Chicago in 1929. He began his broadcasting career in the late 1940s at WBBM in Chicago. He moved on to radio and TV jobs in Los Angeles and New York and was named afternoon drive time host at WABC in 1984.

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  1. Jeff c says:

    Bob was the best talk show host I have ever heard.

  2. New Column: BOB GRANT: RADIO LEGEND: http://wp.me/p3M9Ke-ct

  3. david kurland says:

    Love him or hate him Bob Grant spoke without a filter. He said his opinion on various topics straight to the point. Yeah he was acerbic on the radio, telling people who deserved it where to go. That’s what made him so great. Well read educated man who inspired others to voice their own opinion without fear of critisism of others.

  4. Smooth says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  5. The best. Astute reporter. Great entertainer. Kind friend. Enduring mentor. Thank you, Mr. Grant.

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