Longtime South Florida radio personality Stu Grant followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a jazz deejay. And like Alan Grant — who died at age 93 in 2012 after a decorated career and a wealth of memories, from winning a Grammy for introducing Wes Montgomery in New York City on his 1965 live album “Smokin’ at the Half Note” to being a pallbearer for General Patton — the 66-year-old son learned to persevere.
The Brooklyn-born Grant had a popular jazz show for 12 years on Love 94 (WLVE 93.9 FM) until the station went in an R&B direction and let him go in 2008. Next came his 2009-2011 show on the National Public Radio station WXEL 90.7 FM, which also got the ax. But early this year, Grant started an online jazz radio presence to honor his father's memory at CoolJazzFlorida.com.