Milton Grant Passes
May 2, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
After six decades of service in the entertainment industry, MILTON GRANT, one of the last individual television station-group owners, died SATURDAY at his home in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. GRANT was President/CEO of GRANT COMMUNICATIONS and owner and manager of eight television stations.
After serving in the Office of Strategic Services in NORTH AFRICA and ITALY for three years during World War II, GRANT returned to the U.S. and graduated from NEW YORK UNIVERSITY with a bachelor's degree in economics and English. He eventually found himself at WTOP/WASHINGTON, where he created the state's first and only radio network: WINX, WOL, WAVA and WPGC.
In the 1950s, he moved to the television side of broadcasting at WTTG-TV/WASHINGTON where he created, developed and starred in "The MILT GRANT Show," a rock 'n' roll dance party show that became the most popular daily TV show in the state.