Grant Fills In For Hannity On Radio
August 4, 2009
On Friday, July 31, I had the great pleasure of filling in for Sean Hannity on the nationally syndicated radio show he does Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sean has become one of the most successful and powerful people in broadcasting. He not only has the second greatest national audience in radio, he also has a nightly television show which airs nationwide at 9 p.m. on FOX News Channel.
One can’t get much bigger in the broadcasting business than Sean. But, in spite of his incredible success he has a quality that too few people in show business or any other business for that matter have . . . gratitude.
I really don’t like using that word because to many people “gratitude” is an old fashioned word. It suggests someone being beholden to someone else in perpetuity. But, that isn’t it at all. Thinking that way implies there is a price to be paid for a favor or favors rendered.
But, getting down to cases, I must tell you how proud I am of this talented, handsome young man. He was sitting in the back row at a seminar being held in conjunction with the Radio and Records annual convention in February of l996. I was on the stage participating as one of the “giants” of talk radio.
There were two other talk show hosts with me. One was the late, great Barry Grey. We took questions from the floor.
One question, which was directed at me was, “Bob, do you see any future talk show greats coming up?”
I said, “Yes, as a matter of fact, he’s sitting in the last row on that side of the room. His name is Sean Hannity.”