Bob Grant, the fiery, gravel-voiced avatar of conservative talk radio in New York and whose influence stretched wide and deep in television, has died. WABC Radio—where he worked, and famously was fired from—has announced his death, while other sites are now confirming.
In addition, Ron Kuby and Curtis Sliwa—about as opposite a pair to Grant as could be imagined—have been eulogizing Grant on air for the past half hour or so. (Yes, the world of talk radio changes—Kuby and Sliwa are back, as of today.) Grant, who was 84, reportedly died Dec. 31.