News Conservative talk radio icon Bob Grant dead at 84 By AMNY/NEWSDAY Updated January 2, 2014 5:32 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Bob Grant, the conservative talk radio legend in New York died on New Year's Eve at 84, his former employer WABC Radio announced. Grant, who had been ill for some time, commanded a vast influence in New York. Over 40 years, he used the mike as a battering ram -- in particular, battering his favored targets, namely successive Democratic and liberal administrations from John Lindsay to David Dinkins. By AMNY/NEWSDAY Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.