Bob Grant, the conservative talk radio legend in New York died on New Year’s Eve at 84, his former employer WABC Radio announced.
Grant, who had been ill for some time, commanded a vast influence in New York.
Over 40 years, he used the mike as a battering ram — in particular, battering his favored targets, namely successive Democratic and liberal administrations from John Lindsay to David Dinkins. He was accused, often, of being racist, and had made an infamous remark about former Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that got him ousted from WABC in 1996.
He is survived by two sons and two daughters.