Bob Grant, 84 - Radio Host & Howard Stern hero - DEAD

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

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    Conservative NY radio host Bob Grant dies at 84

    Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Longtime conservative radio host Bob Grant, whose combative style became the template for broadcasters such as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, has died at age 84.

    Grant's death on Tuesday in Hillsborough, N.J., after a short illness was confirmed on Thursday by New York radio station WABC, which once fired him over his acid-tongued remarks about the plane crash death of one of President Bill Clinton's cabinet members, the first black commerce secretary.

    "Remember this: If you are offended during the next two hours, it's nobody's fault but mine," Grant said at the top of a broadcast featured in a 2010 tribute. "Because somebody's got to say these things. It has to be me."

    Grant was born Robert Ciro Gigante in Chicago in 1939. He began his broadcasting career in the 1940s at WBBM in Chicago. He moved on to radio and television jobs in Los Angeles and was named afternoon drive time host at WABC in 1984.

    Over the years, Grant, who was white, offended some listeners by referring to former New York Mayor David Dinkins, who's black, as a "washroom attendant," calling Clinton a "sleazebag" and suggesting women on welfare should be sterilized.

    He once said of blacks: "I can't take these screaming savages, whether they're in the African Methodist Church, the A.M.E. church, or whether they're in the streets, burning, robbing, looting."

    And, in a May 1993 broadcast, he lambasted Martin Luther King Jr. as "that slimeball" and "this bum, this womanizer, this liar, this fake, this phony."

    WABC mostly defended Grant's First Amendment right to voice his opinions. But he apparently crossed the line in 1996 amid early reports that there was only one survivor of the crash of a plane carrying U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown in Croatia.

    "My hunch is that he (Brown) is the one survivor," he said. "I must have a hunch. Maybe, 'cause at heart, I'm a pessimist."

    Two weeks later, Grant was taken off the air. He moved to WOR in New York before returning to WABC in 2006.

    Grant is survived by his sons, Jeff Grant, of Sun City, Ariz., and Chris Grant, of Fallbrook, Calif., and by his daughters, Alisa Mingus, of Kalamazoo, Mo., and Cynthia Gaydosh, of Bridgewater, N.J., according to an obituary prepared by a New Jersey funeral home.

    The obituary says Grant "was a proud friend of Bill W. for 44 years" — a reference to William Wilson, a founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    —Copyright 2014 Associated Press
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    Howard called in to TBGS when Bob announced his retirement in 2006.

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  2. Night Ape

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    The curse continues..
     
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    I remember my pop listening to him in the early 80's. I was so glad when WFAN came around to save me from it. Political blowhard shows sucked then and they still do.
     
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    Bob Grant was an icon and a true influence in getting me interested in politics at a young age. Unlike some people on radio, Grant never strayed from his core values and was always fearless right until the end. Sad to have read of his passing this morning.
     
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    i loved listening to him when i was in my car. he was colorful, fearless and way ahead of his time and was the first conservative radio personality.
     
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    I spotted at least 3 bits in the OP's article that Wiggy stole....
     
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    Miscreants... all of you. :angel:
     
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    Poor Bob, He should never have tried to listen to" The Best Of 2013" it almost killed me and I'm only half his age. Now get off my radio you fake, phony, fraud. RIP
     
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    Just to piss off Bob, callers with accents would state that their names were "Mohammad," "Ahmed" or "Habib"

    You would know how those calls were going to end.

    "Get off my phone before I shove this dumb microphone down your even dumber throat"
     
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    Bob Grant was a true New York radio pioneer. He influenced many lame imitators who sadly surpssed him in popularity due to national syndication. Funny, smart, and entertaining, that was the magic formula and Grant did it best. No matter what your political views, it was great radio. R.I.P. Mr. Grant.
     
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    While I think it's cool Stern put his money where his mouth is and actively supported the guy by calling in

    "Why couldn't you stop earlier? You have enough money."

    You kidding me with that shit, Stern? Bob Grant is fine but you still need the marbles?
     
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    Hey Bob, Go gargle razor blades-Joe Pyne.
     
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    I'm sorry I never heard him.
     
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    Speaking of reality and truth is now dangerous at best. Freedom of speech and religious freedom is dying- quickly. Have you seen this happen in other countries before?


    This is a list of Communist/Socialist goals for taking over the country written some 50 years ago. Read through it and see how they are doing so far.

    1. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
    2. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state".
    Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.
    3. Discredit the Bible and the predominant religion, emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
    4. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
    5. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish White Aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man".
    6. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum to dumb down the populace.
    7. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in all textbooks.
    8. Make the U.S. willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
    9. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
    10. Infiltrate and control the press. Get control of editorial writing, policy-making positions.
    11. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
    12. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
    13. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture -- education, social agencies, welfare programs, healthcare, mental health clinics, etc.
    14. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture."
    15. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for the success of the US. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
    16. Infiltrate, promote and gain control of labor unions.
    17. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
    18.
    Promote the disruptive underclass, aberrant behavior, drug use, and social chaos. Encourage the populace to be dependent on government.
    19. Undermine personal financial success, home ownership and small business ownership.
    20. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Encourage group parenting. Attribute prejudices, and the failures of children to
    the suppressive influence of parents.

     
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    They're doing a pretty good job so far. Every single one.
     
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    Funny thing is - the left does not admit this is what they are doing. They are just trying to help people and make us all equal, give to the poor, help for "the children", etc., etc., etc.:rolleye:
     
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    well, a lot of people just dont realize whats really going on. The media distracts them with nonsense.
     
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    Well I for one am glad there is nothing in that list saying, "Give them anal loving teens, from the Ukraine, Belarus, and Prague, in 1080p."
     
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    I grew up in Hillsborough New Jersey!
     
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