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Bob Grant dead at age 84
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Posted on 01/02/2014 11:05:27 AM PST by Olog-hai

The legendary and controversial Bob Grant has died.

Grant spent the majority of his radio career talking in New York City. Grant moved to New York in 1970 to host a talk show on WMCA-AM, where he spent seven years steadily building his audience.

Leaving WMCA in 1977, Grant worked his first stint at WOR, and later moved to WWDB in Philadelphia before returning to New York as the cornerstone of WABC’s new talk format in 1984. He remained at WABC until his much-publicized firing in 1996. Ten days later, Bob Grant was hired by WOR. …

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1 posted on 01/02/2014 11:05:27 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

INCREDIBLY influential, talented man. RIP!


2 posted on 01/02/2014 11:06:47 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Olog-hai
How Bob Grant got his start as told by Bob Grant.

The MSM employees, et al. blamed the emerging modern conservative movement for a "climate of hate" that led Oswald to assassinate JFK.

Joe Pyne was among the first victims of that nonsense that liberals do so well. It's what the left is trying to do to conservative talk show hosts still.

Grant took Pyne's place.

Pyne was very popular though I never knew his syndicated show while I lived in Cincinnati. I did like his short-lived TV show a couple of years after he was forced off radio. They will never admit it by Levin and Savage both copy Pyne IMO.

3 posted on 01/02/2014 11:19:36 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Get off my phone, you fake, phoney, fraud!”

“Mario azende me! Tuzeprovenos sfachim! And he is.”

“Your influence counts. Eeeeuse it.”

A legend.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 11:20:31 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

“Get off my PHONE, and stay off!!!” Love you, Bob Grant. RIP. Bob


5 posted on 01/02/2014 11:23:27 AM PST by alstewartfan (Old admirals who feel the wind Are never put to sea. Al Stewart)
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To: JennysCool

Sad news. I LMAO at “GET OFF MY RADIO YOU .....” He was fired a couple of times for comments. Once was when he explained how a Black woman got a publicity job when he had her on the line. He was right. He was absolutely fearless.

“”A caller phoned in to the show saying he was upset with a woman who was blaming the police for what happened to her sons. [This woman] was the public relations director or community relations director of WCBS newsradio,” he said.

“I stupidly asked the caller if he knew how she got that job. The caller said he didn’t know and I promptly and arrogantly said, “I will tell you how. She passed the gynecological and pigmentation test — that’s how! … WOR was forced to fire me even though I had given the radio giant the biggest overnight ratings they ever had.””

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Grant-radio-obituary-conservative/2014/01/02/id/544851


6 posted on 01/02/2014 11:23:42 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Olog-hai

Dang.


7 posted on 01/02/2014 11:24:43 AM PST by twister881
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To: Olog-hai

What great memories I have of listening to him!


8 posted on 01/02/2014 11:24:50 AM PST by Geoffrey
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To: Olog-hai

Enjoyed his show. Will miss him. RIP.


9 posted on 01/02/2014 11:25:00 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Olog-hai

Mark Levin’s facebook post today:

Mark Levin wishes Bob Grant a Happy Birthday 3.14.2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooZhU1C_6h0


10 posted on 01/02/2014 11:25:05 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow, caught me completely off guard. My brother, Jimmy from Brooklyn, was a longtime caller to his show.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 11:26:05 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Rush starts on WOR today if I am not mistaken and WOR was one of the stations that had to drop Joe Pyne due to that nonsense that liberals do so well; Grant accepted the offer to replace Pyne on WOR and other stations across the Country. The liberals have been trying for decades to force Rush off the air.


12 posted on 01/02/2014 11:26:46 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Olog-hai

Sad. Ironically Rush is on WOR today for the first time.


13 posted on 01/02/2014 11:28:49 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Olog-hai

What sad news..he was one of my hero’s.....”Why don’t you come on down to the studio so I can punch your dumb nose down your stupid throat”


14 posted on 01/02/2014 11:30:49 AM PST by Paddyboy (Roma Omnia Vincit)
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To: ETL
My brother, Jimmy from Brooklyn

Did he know Frank from Queens and John from Staten Island?

15 posted on 01/02/2014 11:32:20 AM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: ETL

Oh wow I remember your brothers calls....Bob would introduce him by saying..”Here comes Jimmy from Brooklyn wih a hammer in one hand and a sickle in the other”


16 posted on 01/02/2014 11:34:17 AM PST by Paddyboy (Roma Omnia Vincit)
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To: Olog-hai

Grant was one of those who leave an empty space when they go, a space that can never really be filled.

New York radio was a unique and wonderful place back then, but is no longer.

I hope Long John and Shep are waiting to greet you.

Rest in peace.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 11:36:05 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Olog-hai

The GREAT Bob Grant!I had feared that he had taken ill when he(inexplicably)disappeared from his 1:00pm-2:00pm Sunday show on WABC.I was a “FAN” for more than 20-years.I NEVER missed him and was listening when he predicted that the sole survivor of Ron Brown’s plane crash was Ron Brown.He was”The KING of Talk Radio”!!!!!”It’s Sick Out There And It’s Getting Sicker”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 01/02/2014 11:36:12 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Olog-hai

A giant of talk radio is no more. :(


19 posted on 01/02/2014 11:38:24 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12

Think how many watts he’ll be authorized to talk from in heaven ?!


20 posted on 01/02/2014 11:39:36 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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RIP, you ol’, ground-breaking curmudgeon.

Clearly, an end of an era.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 11:42:28 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

A huge loss. RIP Bob Grant; I’ll never forget him.

Regards,


22 posted on 01/02/2014 11:45:10 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: ETL

Wow, your brother is Jimmy from Brooklyn?? That’s cool.

Regards,


23 posted on 01/02/2014 11:46:26 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Olog-hai

“It’s sick out there and getting sicker”- Bob Grant

RIP Bob. You were the best.


24 posted on 01/02/2014 11:46:26 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ETL

>> My brother, Jimmy from Brooklyn, was a longtime caller to his show.

That’s great!

Do you recall John from Staten Island?


25 posted on 01/02/2014 11:47:23 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: bankwalker

Nobody, and I mean nobody could pronounce the word “Nicaraugua” like Frank from Queens. Always ended with the signature “Thank you” and hang up.


26 posted on 01/02/2014 12:22:51 PM PST by gusty
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To: FatherFig1o155

“Sick out there, and getting sicker...”

RIP Bob Grant; you were one-of-a-kind!


27 posted on 01/02/2014 12:29:53 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Gene Eric

Do you recall John from Staten Island?

Or, Frank from Queens, aka Vintage Frank.


28 posted on 01/02/2014 12:33:26 PM PST by hdbc (FUBO)
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To: Olog-hai

I liked him.


29 posted on 01/02/2014 12:34:19 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: ETL

You tell your brother that the listeners of Bob Grant, Levin, Rush, etc. consider Jimmy from Brooklyn an American hero, a man of relentless courage. Jimmy ALWAYS knows of what he speaks. God bless him, and you too, Sir. Bob


30 posted on 01/02/2014 12:34:56 PM PST by alstewartfan (Old admirals who feel the wind Are never put to sea. Al Stewart)
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To: hdbc

John’s heart was in the right place, but sometimes he was just too angry, and painted with too broad a brush. THe guy was a joy to listen to, however. I hope he is doing well. Does anyone know? Bob in Scranton


31 posted on 01/02/2014 12:37:09 PM PST by alstewartfan (Old admirals who feel the wind Are never put to sea. Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

John and Frank had their own radio show on short wave. That was a few years ago. They might still be there. Try to goggle it.


32 posted on 01/02/2014 12:41:20 PM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Olog-hai

When I lived in New Jersey, I used to listen to him on a reguar basis, first on WABC, then on WOR out of New York City. I don’t know if his program was ever carried in other parts of the country. If not, and you did not have the opportunity to hear his program, you missed out on one of the true greats in talk radio. Rest in peace, Mr. Grant.


33 posted on 01/02/2014 12:44:03 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Olog-hai

RIP, Bob Grant. I guess that the idea of DeBlasio being NYC’s mayor was just too much for him.

He was indispensible in keeping Cuomo, Dinkins and Florio in check, and helped a lot in getting rid of the latter from my state - for which millions of people should be eternally grateful.

Though I moved from NJ to TX about 13 years ago, I can honestly say that I enjoyed listening to no one more than Bob Grant. I admired his courage for speaking his mind, even if sometimes he got too angry. That was just part of him, a human being like all the rest of us.

I will miss Bob. Thanks for the memories and for the example.


34 posted on 01/02/2014 1:06:51 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Olog-hai
My favorite line of his is: “The epitaph on America’s tombstone will read: We Were A Politically Correct Nation”.

May the flag in front of the "World Famous" Rio Diner in Woodbridge, NJ be lowered at half mast in honor of Bob Grant!

35 posted on 01/02/2014 1:15:35 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: ETL; bassmaner

Please give Jimmy my regards from us here. One of, if not. the best caller to talk radio in the best market of all time (NY 80s-2003) I wish he’d call more shows. The problem is, WHOSE show? Talk radio has changed a lot over these last three decades...


36 posted on 01/02/2014 1:21:09 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Olog-hai

Bob Grant was one of the voices in the wilderness when I was a child like Barry Farber and other radio talk show hosts.

There were conservative TV hosts in Southern California who followed in Joe Pyne’s footsteps.

I searched media for conservative voices wherever I could find them. Back then beltway conservatives like M. Stanton Evans and James J. Kilpatrick were given airtime for commentaries by CBS Radio. Phyllis Schlafly was there, too.

I also heard a lot of radio preachers and commentators back then with a more populist message that worked well in rural areas.


37 posted on 01/02/2014 1:53:33 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Olog-hai
I also miss Joe Pyne and Al Capp.
38 posted on 01/02/2014 1:54:26 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bob Grant was amazing. He will be truly missed and I am sad he passed when O was in office. Truly the best. RIP.


39 posted on 01/02/2014 2:22:59 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Olog-hai

My dad, a registered Democrat loved Bob Grant. When ever I stopped in to see him, if it was Grants time on the radio, it was on when I walked in the door. He registered as a Democrat, but was a Conservative at heart. He admired and voted for AuH2O. (I remembered his bumper sticker)


40 posted on 01/02/2014 2:53:33 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: ETL
You are the brother of Jimmy the “Communist Conspiracy” guy? He would give out many scoops and rumors before there was an Internet. I also remember that caller “David”, who was a conservative black that always criticized the race hustlers (like Sharpton and Jackson).
41 posted on 01/02/2014 3:03:15 PM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Olog-hai

Bob was the one who made me see the light.

I remember he had come back to New York during the Bernard Getz case. I fell in love with him. He made me laugh, he made me cry. And who can forget “Vintage” Frank?

Soon to be Radio Hall-of-Famer.

My best episode was of a man who called in to thank Bob for his mom who had just died. The man was in tears. The man’s mother in her deathbed had asked her son to tune in to the Bob Grant show.

Thank you Bob and rest in peace my friend.


42 posted on 01/02/2014 3:04:57 PM PST by Finalmente
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To: FatherFig1o155

BoB would often say to some nasty callers:

“How would you like me to come over and punch your dummy nose down your dummy throat, ah? You’re a fake, a fraud and a phony.”


43 posted on 01/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PST by Finalmente
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To: FatherFig1o155

“I gotta get out of here! I gotta get out of here!”


44 posted on 01/02/2014 3:05:41 PM PST by Finalmente
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To: bandleader

“Because as an Anerican citizen you have a right to hear and to be heard.”

“Get Geddhafi!”


45 posted on 01/02/2014 3:05:41 PM PST by Finalmente
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To: Olog-hai

So sorry to hear. My favorite line of his has been my tagline for awhile. He was so right. RIP Bob.


46 posted on 01/02/2014 3:12:59 PM PST by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: bankwalker; Paddyboy; VermiciousKnid; Gene Eric; bassmaner; Captainpaintball; holdonnow; ...

Thank you to everyone who had nice things to say about my brother (Jimmy from Brooklyn), or who just knew of him from the Grant and other shows. I’ll pass it along to him next time I see him. He’ll be appreciative and flattered I’m sure. He, like I, sometimes feel like we’re talking to the wind. Lol. He was at it long before I, back in the day when nearly everyone who made such ‘claims’ was considered by many, if not most, a “commies under the bed” conspiracy theory nut. Amazing, though, isn’t it, how damn near all of it turned out to be true. And how now even the most prominent of talk show hosts regularly uses the once dreaded “C” word to describe what’s going on in the democrat party. Lol.

And for those who asked, I doubt if he knows any of the other callers to the show personally.

Thanks again, and have a great 2014!

ETL


47 posted on 01/03/2014 2:28:58 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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- Sharpy Sharpton and Baby-Daddy Jackson can not rest

Bob Grant inspired El Rushbo and millions of Conservatives

Bob was always easy to talk to and he knew how to let a caller develop a point or issue on WOR or on WABC- something many talk show hosts cannot do…..

Howya doin’ at that big DINER in the sky Bob? I’ll see you after a while -


48 posted on 01/03/2014 4:32:16 AM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: bankwalker; alstewartfan; hdbc

John and Frank still have a website up for their podcast show (Fridays at 10).

Not sure if they still broadcast, though. I’ve had this link on my favorites for years:

http://www.therightperspective.org/

Regards,


49 posted on 01/03/2014 5:39:23 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Olog-hai

Larry Lujack also passed at 73. Chicago 890AM original “shock”-jock.


50 posted on 01/03/2014 9:16:49 AM PST by Paul46360
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