Radio legend Bob Grant passed away on Tuesday in Hillsborough, NJ at the age of 84 according to various media reports. Grant had reportedly been ill for some time. Grant was considered by many to be the pioneer of the conservative talk radio format after a broadcasting career spanning over 50 years.

Grant got his start in radio in the late 1940's at WBBM in Chicago. Grant was a fixture in NYC radio beginning in 1970. Grant had two stops at WOR in 1977 and then again from 1996 to 2006.