Bob Grant, whose familiar voice boomed over the radio airwaves for more than 50 years, died on Tuesday, according to multiple reports and an obituary posted on the Branchburg Funeral Home’s website. He was 84.
Grant, born Robert Ciro Gigante, first broke into the radio biz in the 1940s and scored gigs at major radio stations around the country before he got his big break when he moved to New York City in the ‘70s and began working for WMCA. He went on to be the afternoon host for WABC.
After WABC, Grant made his way over to WOR and eventually turned to doing Internet broadcasts in his later years.
Grant was known for his unscripted broadcasts and his conservative viewpoints, never shying away from sharing his thoughts on the U.S. military and Israel.
Grant authored the book “Let’s be Heard” in 1996 and received the "Freedom of Speech Award" of the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts that same year.
He is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.