Ken Grant from voice of the morning on CFRA dies at age 88

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Ken Grant, the beloved voice of mornings on CFRA during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, has passed away, leaving behind a legacy that resonated deeply within the national capital area. His demise comes after a courageous battle with dementia, marking the end of an era in radio broadcasting.

A stalwart on the airwaves, Grant’s presence not only entertained but also profoundly impacted the community. Renowned for his philanthropic endeavors, he dedicated countless hours beyond his morning radio duties, attending numerous events and making invaluable contributions to Ottawa’s social landscape.

Grant’s influence stretched far beyond the studio walls. His initiatives catalyzed significant milestones, notably propelling Ottawa to become the first Canadian city to raise $1 million during the annual Labor Day telethon. His pioneering efforts in promoting the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy earned him acclaim as the first person in North America to champion this cause. Additionally, Grant’s cookbook publication significantly aided the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre, contributing $50,000 to their cause.

His passion for community extended to Canada’s armed forces, where he wholeheartedly supported entertainment troupes, traversing the nation to bring laughter to outlying outposts.

Tom Hay posted on Facebook,

“He was an Ottawa radio icon every morning when I was a small child, he became a mentor too me, his way of telling a story and his jokes were legendary compared to the radio business of today, he was the morning voice along with Ernie Calcutt who could make the whole breakfast table be quiet when the sports was on. But Ken he was the best in the day of radio.He will be missed, rest in Peace Ken Grant.”

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Despite his fame, Grant epitomized humility, embodying a down-to-earth demeanor that resonated with listeners from all walks of life. Survived by his sister Bev from Ottawa, son Kristopher from Oakville, and a legion of devoted listeners, Grant’s memory will forever endure.

In the coming spring, a Celebration of Life will unite Grant’s friends, colleagues, and family in honoring his life and contributions. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, honoring Grant’s legacy of care and compassion.

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