For twenty three years I have been listening to the King of attack Conservative Radio in NYC Bob Grant. Grant was the hostile voice of Conservative Radio in NYC long before Rush or Sean Hannity came on board.
Bob Grant has more talent in his pinkie then any talk show host on the air today. His interviwing skills are superior by far to anyone on Radio. He doesn't kill his guest but there are no softball questions on the Bob Grant Show. Grant has the best grasp of history and local events in the NYC market . The only talk show host that is near his grasp of history is Monica Crowley.
Grant's catch lines will resonate with generations long after he is gone. GET OFF MY PHONE, Cafone ( Italian for slob) and the infamous Mario Cuomo salute that drove Cuomo up a wall ( I did it in person ) Mario azende me tuzeprovenos sfachim ( Mario listen to me you are a low life). The callers on the Bob Grant Show were almost as famous Eugene the anti semite from Albany, Jimmy the anti Communist from Brooklyn (no I am not Jimmy)and Carl from Oyster bay were some of the more memorable callers.
Grant changed stations several times but always remained a NYC favorite. WOR should kiss his rear in Macy's window to keep him happy. They could at least get a worthy sucsessor to a legend like Steve Malzberg or Jay Diamond but a cooking show , phooey.
In the early eighties NYC conservatives were on the cutting edge. The most annoying thing one could do to outrage our Commie professors was to admit you listened to Grant, read the NY Post ( The late Eric Breindel, Pohoretz were part of the best op Ed pages ever assembled) and listen to the new upstart Rush LImbaugh. Rush and the others were fun but Grant really was educational.
Grants detractors were the professional civil rights agitators the Al Sharpton's and for a time the Gay Community. Grant's accusers were guilty of faux pas worse then Grant ever commited on his worst day. America should forgive Jesse Jackson for Hymietown and Al Sharpton for inciting deadly riots twice but these same dolts never gave Grant any slack for less odious offenses.
Enjoy a peaceful and joyful retirement Mr Grant. I sure will miss your educational insights and caustic wit. There were many times that I had a bad day and your show cheered me up. Thank you for the memories and fun that lasted a quarter of a century in my case.
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