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Station Owner Grant Dies

May 1, 2007  •  Post A Comment

After six decades of service in the entertainment industry, Milton Grant, one of the last individual television station-group owners, died Saturday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Grant was president and CEO of Grant Communications and owner and manager of eight television stations.
After serving in the Office of Strategic Services in North Africa and Italy for three years during World War II, Mr. Grant returned to the U.S. and graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and English. He eventually found himself at WTOP in Washington D.C., where he created the area’s first and only radio network: WINX, WOL, WAVA and WPGC.
In the 1950s, he moved to the television side of broadcasting at WTTG-TV Washington, where he created, developed and starred in “The Milt Grant Show,” a rock and roll dance party that became the most popular daily TV show in the capital city.
A service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Star of David Cemetery & Chapel, 7701 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale, FL, 33068.
Mr. Grant’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
(Editor: Horowitz)

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