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.