Thank You, Bob Grant!
June 23, 2010
This letter is so beautifully written and says so much about the need for real people to get involved, that I chose to share it with you readers!
Dear Bob Grant,
Mr. Grant, my name is Nick Centanni and I just graduated from Loyola University in Maryland with a Business Economics degree this past May.
Neither of my parents are, nor have they ever been, active in politics.
However, after 9/11, I began to follow politics and started watching the Fox News Channel. When Bill O’Reilly launched his radio show, I started listening to the tail end of it on WOR when I would get home from high school.
Since you followed him, I discovered your show. Not only was your show informative and intellectually stimulating, it was very entertaining because of your interaction with the audience, coupled with the way you present things.
When you announced your retirement from WOR, it was like losing one of the best teachers I ever had!
I sent a message to Newsmax’s Chris Ruddy because, naturally, your phones were jammed and I wanted to let you know that there were many young people like myself who listened (and still listen) to your show for your unique take on the issues.
I don’t know if that letter ever made it to you. But I wanted to let you know that those of us who listened then and listen now, know that you are not afraid to call things as you see them, regardless of any personal attacks you may suffer as a result.
That is a lesson I wanted to thank you for because when I became president of my chapter of College Republicans, there were numerous attacks leveled against me, simply because I wanted to put forth my conservative viewpoint.
The campus liberals did not want to debate the issues, they just would call me names and try and prevent me from speaking.
I made sure to impart this lesson to all members of the College Republicans at Loyola and would make sure that they knew that it was Bob Grant and not Rush Limbaugh who paved the way for talk radio.
I also encouraged members to listen to your show, which they did, and also lent them my copy of your book.
I also began doing a talk radio show on the college station.You may remember that I got in touch with Scott Lakefield who set up the interview with you on my program a few years ago.
Thank you again for coming on the show. I really appreciated it. The audience really enjoyed it as well, and to this day people still comment about it.
Last year, amid programming changes on the college radio station, the college television station asked me to do a weekly television talk show in which I could take calls on the air.
I began doing the program last fall and some of the episodes are now on the Internet. Below are links to two different episodes of my show. The first link is the show I did right after the passage of Obamacare and the second link is my final show. You can find them at: http://blip.tv/file/3396485/ and
I know that college life tends to insulate you from the real world and not let you see what actually happens at a real radio or television station. Though the show was popular on campus, I was hoping you might be able to watch some of each episode and let me know what you thought.
If you do get a chance to watch them, you may pick up that some of what I did was the same as what you do on the radio. I want you to know that I made sure I attributed the info to you on earlier shows, and spoke at great length about how much better your show is compared with the lightweights and talking heads that have gained popularity.
I also wanted to let you know that my college roommates and I pooled our money to start a web site, http://obamacarefail.com/, — where we post links showing Obama’s numerous failures.
We also have an answers from history section where we have videos of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher explaining what many have forgotten — the evils of socialism.
Please check out our web site if you have the opportunity.
You are truly the king of talk radio and I look forward to hearing from you.
Manalapan, New Jersey