Bob Grant

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Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 31, 2013 (84)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 31, 2013 (84)

About

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.

Before Fame

He earned a Journalism degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He later served in the Naval Reserve during the Korean War.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He was survived by two sons and two daughters.

Associated With

Fellow conservative radio pundit Sean Hannity borrowed Grant's catchphrase "straight ahead" for his own radio show.