Radio show host who is considered one of the forefathers of the modern conservative talk radio format. Despite his success, he was controversial due to positions that were widely viewed as being racist or homophobic.
He earned a Journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He later served in the Naval Reserve during the Korean War.
Radio & Records had planned on giving him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 but revoked it due to the host's controversial stances. The move was seen as unnecessary censorship by several prominent broadcasters, including Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh.
He was survived by two sons and two daughters.
Fellow conservative radio pundit Sean Hannity borrowed Grant's catchphrase "straight ahead" for his own radio show.