His given name was Harlan, but on the air here he was “Grant.” His style was laid-back, friendly, sincere.
Grant Horton came to St. Louis and broke into radio as “Grant Williams” in 1959 on the CBS franchise “Housewives’ Protective League,” which he hosted on KMOX until 1967.
He then moved to KSD where, it was said, he acquired the name “Horton” after holding an informal contest to name the deejay.
His career continued with stops at KSCF, WRTH, WEW, KXOK, and a final stop at KMOX. At each station, he continued his folksy approach that his listeners had come to expect from him. He left the KMOX airwaves after his second stint there in 1989.
He was awarded the Nellie Booth Award by the St. Louis AFTRA office for “exceptional and meritorious service to AFTRA and to the industry.”