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A Profile of Radio Personality Bob Grant

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Bob Grant, WABC-AM, New York

Bob Grant, WABC-AM, New York

Photo Credit: © WABC-AM/New York
Radio: Bob Grant worked at KNX, Los Angeles beginning in 1960.

By 1968 he had moved to KLAC, Los Angeles.

Grant was employed at WMCA in the 1970s and joined WABC-AM, New York beginning in 1984 where he worked until 1996. He was fired from WABC after a controversy over perceived racial remarks.

Afterward, Grant was hired by 710/WOR-AM and worked the 5-7 p.m. show for 10 years until early January, 2006 when he exited.

On August 24, 2007, WABC-AM announced Grant would be returning to do the 8-10 p.m. weeknight show.

In January, 2008, Grant was at the center of a controversy when Radio & Records, a trade magazine, first offered him a lifetime achievement award and then rescinded it.

On November 25, 2008, WABC-AM announced that Grant would no longer be doing a regular evening show and would continue to do fill-in at the station.

Claim to Fame: Many people recognize Bob Grant as the inventor of the confrontational talk-radio format.

Awards: National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts Freedom of Speech Award.

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