60 Years Of Bob Grant On The Radio
May 1, 2008 at 11:52 AM (PT)
CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK host BOB GRANT celebrates 60 years in broadcasting on MAY 14th.
GRANT, best known for his many years at WMCA-A, WOR-A and WABC-A/NEW YORK, started at WAOK-A/OAK PARK-CHICAGO, IL, then worked in news at WBBM-A/CHICAGO before heading west to work as a host at CBS O&Os KNX-A and KNXT (TV) (now KCBS-TV)/LOS ANGELES, crossing town to become Sports Director and, later, talk host at KABC-A, where he replaced legendary talker JOE PYNE. He was at WMCA for seven years, followed by stints at WOR and WWDB/PHILADELPHIA before his first run at WABC in 1984-1996.
After his widely publicized firing by WABC in 1996, GRANT rejoined WOR and its syndication arm WOR RADIO NETWORKS for 10 years, returning to WABC last year and making headlines again earlier this year when RADIO AND RECORDS, under pressure from an individual critic of GRANT's, withdrew the Lifetime Achievement Award it had announced it would give GRANT. WABC is giving GRANT its own Lifetime Achievement Award in JUNE.