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RADIO LEGEND BOB GRANT DEAD
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Posted on 01/02/2014 9:51:35 AM PST by fatboy

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KEYWORDS: bobgrant; getoffmyphone; goodnightbob; howyadoinbob; letsbeheard; obituary; talkradio
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1 posted on 01/02/2014 9:51:35 AM PST by fatboy
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To: fatboy

AND LET's BE HEARD !!!

(Alas, no more.... )
2 posted on 01/02/2014 9:53:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: fatboy

And he can heard shouting:

“GET OFF MY PHONE”

I used to listen to him back in the day. Rest in peace Bob.


3 posted on 01/02/2014 9:53:50 AM PST by Revel
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To: SeekAndFind

I was hoping to hear what he would call the new mayor of NYC since the Men’s Room Attendent was already taken.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 9:54:54 AM PST by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: fatboy

For the last time; “Get off my phone!”


5 posted on 01/02/2014 9:55:31 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: fatboy

RIP.


6 posted on 01/02/2014 9:55:40 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: fatboy

“Straight Ahead!!”


7 posted on 01/02/2014 9:55:40 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: fatboy

I’m not sure I ever heard his show, was he a local/regional guy?


8 posted on 01/02/2014 9:56:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: fatboy

Geez...they are FAST at Wikipedia.


9 posted on 01/02/2014 9:56:40 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

......Before Mark Levin, there was Bob Grant. RIP Bob Grant.


10 posted on 01/02/2014 9:56:54 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Revel
So that's where Mark Levin got some of his schtick?

CC

11 posted on 01/02/2014 9:57:36 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: who knows what evil?
For the last time; “Get off my phone!”

Let's not forget..."Fake, Phoney, Fraud!"

12 posted on 01/02/2014 9:57:43 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: fatboy

Wiki has him going out on December 31st.


13 posted on 01/02/2014 9:59:10 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: fatboy

Who is Bob Grant?


14 posted on 01/02/2014 9:59:19 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

He was the father of conservative talkradio.


15 posted on 01/02/2014 9:59:49 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: fatboy

we have to remember folks — the man is not “conservative” in the sense that most Freepers would want him to be.

In the first place — He is PRO-CHOICE.

Although Grant is generally known as being a conservative, he has been a critic of hard-lined conservative advocates in primary races, including the Tea Party movement’s candidates.

This has been a frequent debate topic between Grant and his callers over the past few years. During the fall election of 2010, Grant criticized candidates, such as Christine O’Donnell, Rand Paul, and Sharron Angle.

Grant endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio on a July 10, 2010 broadcast for the Florida senate primary. On a May 8, 2011 broadcast, Grant informed his audience that he supported the moderate Jon Huntsman, Jr. for the Republican nomination for president, although he would later go on to support Mitt Romney.


16 posted on 01/02/2014 10:00:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Biggirl

Paul Harvey and Bob Grant..........bookends for truth !


17 posted on 01/02/2014 10:00:09 AM PST by advertising guy (givin Iran, an oil producing country, billions, is like givin Texas cattle cause they can grow hay)
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To: fatboy

Goodbye to a legend. He will be missed. Without him, there would be no talk radio. RIP Bob Grant.


18 posted on 01/02/2014 10:00:19 AM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Biggirl

We have to remember folks — the man is not “conservative” in the sense that most Freepers would want him to be.

In the first place — He is PRO-CHOICE.

Although Grant is generally known as being a conservative, he has been a critic of hard-lined conservative advocates in primary races, including the Tea Party movement’s candidates.

This has been a frequent debate topic between Grant and his callers over the past few years. During the fall election of 2010, Grant criticized candidates, such as Christine O’Donnell, Rand Paul, and Sharron Angle.

Grant endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio on a July 10, 2010 broadcast for the Florida senate primary. On a May 8, 2011 broadcast, Grant informed his audience that he supported the moderate Jon Huntsman, Jr. for the Republican nomination for president, although he would later go on to support Mitt Romney.


19 posted on 01/02/2014 10:00:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

he went the way of Barry Goldwater late in life but early on, he was a rock


20 posted on 01/02/2014 10:01:26 AM PST by advertising guy (givin Iran, an oil producing country, billions, is like givin Texas cattle cause they can grow hay)
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To: Biggirl

Never heard him. Surprisingly, wasn’t aware of him.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 10:02:31 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: fatboy

We’ve lost a great radio legend! May he rest in peace.


22 posted on 01/02/2014 10:05:17 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: Puppage

“Let’s not forget...”Fake, Phoney, Fraud!”

And “folded like a cheap camera”, which a lot of people aren’t going to understand any more.

RIP Bob Grant, you always cared about New Jersey.


23 posted on 01/02/2014 10:05:34 AM PST by jocon307
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To: fatboy

My mother loved him. He was on everyday in my house when I was growing up.


24 posted on 01/02/2014 10:05:39 AM PST by angcat
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To: xzins

Me neither. Based on SeekAndFind’c earlier comment, I probably would not have been too impressed.


25 posted on 01/02/2014 10:05:41 AM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: fatboy
Sorry to hear this.

2014 is off to a rip roaring start.

26 posted on 01/02/2014 10:07:07 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Biggirl

Before Bob Grant there was Joe Pyne in Los Angeles. Joe Pyne, who told idiots to “go gargle with razor blades”, was not a fan of JFK. After JFK was assasinated people were threatening to drive down to the radio station to get Pyne. Bob Grant filled in for Joe Pyne and the rest is history. Bob Grant was also one of first radio hosts to interview Ronald Reagan when Reagan was getting started in politics. We will miss Bob Grant.


27 posted on 01/02/2014 10:08:23 AM PST by forgotten man
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May he RIP, a patriot, for many years he was a voice in the wilderness for common sense. Years back he predicted all the BS that was to come upon us.


28 posted on 01/02/2014 10:08:29 AM PST by kenmcg
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I’ll never forget his salute to the head of the Cuomo crime family.

Mario azende me tuzeprovenos sfachim... Mario listen to me you are a low life..


29 posted on 01/02/2014 10:08:42 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: fatboy

Oh no.

Very sad news.

Bob Grant was a hero of mine.

Mario.... Azendame...


30 posted on 01/02/2014 10:08:43 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yes.


31 posted on 01/02/2014 10:09:16 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SeekAndFind

I also remember hearing him say numerous times that Mike Huckabee would make the best president.


32 posted on 01/02/2014 10:09:52 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: fatboy

This is Bob Grant reminding you, your influence counts.... Use it!!!!


33 posted on 01/02/2014 10:10:52 AM PST by Stingray51
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To: AzSteven; SeekAndFind

Thanks AzSteven. I looked up S&F’s comment at #16, and you’re right. I wouldn’t have been impressed.

In fact, a pro-choice pal of Crist wouldn’t even qualify as any kind of conservative in my book


34 posted on 01/02/2014 10:13:23 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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he went the way of Barry Goldwater late in life but early on, he was a rock

Over here in LA George Putnam never waivered.

35 posted on 01/02/2014 10:17:50 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: fatboy

slipping and sliding toward 3rd worldism ....


36 posted on 01/02/2014 10:19:56 AM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: fatboy

Oh my, Rush leaves WABC, and Bob Grant leaves the airways. I’m really sad, It was Bob Grant who made me love talk radio.

I’m going to miss him

I hope his influence is still counting.

If it wasn’t going to snow I’d go to the Reo diner and have a coffee in his memory
RIP


37 posted on 01/02/2014 10:20:59 AM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: Gefn

I used to love listening to Bob Grant and Lynn Samuals. Two oppposites who both made me think.


38 posted on 01/02/2014 10:26:11 AM PST by alisasny (If you cant afford 10 bucks per month to save your own daughters ovary then vote OBAMA.)
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To: Celtic Conservative
So that's where Mark Levin got some of his schtick?

Yes. He copied "get off my phone" from Bob Grant and "The Great One" from Jackie Gleason.

Real original, isn't he?

39 posted on 01/02/2014 10:28:19 AM PST by JohnG45
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how odd....with Rush going to WOR today.


40 posted on 01/02/2014 10:30:15 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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I was a guest on Bob’s show many times. I spoke of the murder of Donald Young, the openly gay choir director of Rev, Jeremiah Wright’s church. I wonder if that got him into trouble at the end of his career. I wrote to the President often, and Bob admired my letters and was so supportive of me. He was kind, he had his heart in the right place, and he paid dearly for exercising his free speech. He invented talk radio as we know it, and his listeners adored him. May he rest in peace.


41 posted on 01/02/2014 10:33:33 AM PST by mo up in the northeast
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Mark Levin, love em, or hate em, he is the most knowledgeable constitutional lawyer type on the radio....


42 posted on 01/02/2014 10:33:52 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: AzSteven; xzins

Bob Grant will be forever remembered for his colorful quotes...

“Get out of my phone you fake, phony fraud!”

“And Let’s be Heard...”

“Straight Ahead.” ( When he’s about to go on a commercial break)

“This is Bob Grant reminding you... Your influence counts... USE IT !” ( his famous sign off ).

“This is Bob Grant reminding you... Somebody’s got to say these things.. it might as well be me.” ( Another famous sign off ).

“I don’t mind being friends with gays, as long as they don’t go sweet on me...”

“I hope you get better, I really do...” ( To callers whose opinions he find strange).

He would also be vicious against people he dislike.

On then mayor John Lindsay : “the tower of jelly”

On then Mayor Ed Koch : “the arrogant emperor,”

On Ted Kennedy : The SWIMMER

On then Mayor David Dinkins — The men’s washroom attendant (He said Mr. Dinkins was “a nice man, I just felt he wasn’t up to the job.”)

On Bill Clinton — The great stain maker

On Mario Cuomo - The Sfaccim

What made Grant so famous his occasionally being admonished or suspended for short periods by station management, typically with a bluster of controversial, but possibly welcome, publicity.

The main thing is this — HE DID HIS JOB FOR OVER 50 YEARS UNTIL HE SLOWLY FADED AWAY ( He was still occasionally short radio stints on Sundays until 2011 ).


43 posted on 01/02/2014 10:35:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: newnhdad

“Mario azende me tuzeprovenos sfachim... Mario listen to me you are a low life..”

The Italian is: “Mario, assenza me! Tu sei profano sfaccim’!

Your translation is pretty good, although the literal meaning of sfaccimma (written as “sfaccim’” in the Neopolitan dialect, and pronounced as you have written it) is a bit more earthy ... it literally means “semen”


44 posted on 01/02/2014 10:35:21 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: fatboy

RIP.


45 posted on 01/02/2014 10:37:08 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Wow, I liked him too.

I just was on Rush Limbaugh's show making a comment on "Soviet Bloc Housing" in NYC compared to when GOP were in office and people building McMasions.

46 posted on 01/02/2014 10:37:46 AM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: newnhdad

I’ll never forget his salute to the head of the Cuomo crime family.

Mario azende me tuzeprovenos sfachim... Mario listen to me you are a low life..

A classic!!! I would crack up every time he said that. God bless Bob.


47 posted on 01/02/2014 10:38:49 AM PST by NY Cajun
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To: GeronL

Broadcast out of NYC and was better than Rush. Wow. This one hurts.


48 posted on 01/02/2014 10:41:17 AM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: fatboy

RIP Bob

That dude was legend


49 posted on 01/02/2014 10:42:04 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NY Cajun

RE: A classic!!! I would crack up every time he said that. God bless Bob.

I crack up every time he invokes the Kabala Seven.

I am also amazed at his ability to detect the voice of someone who calls and violates his “once a week call only” rule.

Then of course, I’ll miss the folks who would call him on their cars and Honk their horns to indicate that “The Honk to become a member of his Horny Brigade.”


50 posted on 01/02/2014 10:45:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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