The MAB is sad to report the passing of former Michigan Broadcaster Grant A. Santimore, who passed away January 13 at the age of 74.
Santimore’s career in broadcasting began in the early 70’s as Sales Manager, then General Manger of WFMK-FM (Lansing), when it was owned by Bob Liggett. He later went on to stations in Buffalo, NY, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit (WABX-FM/WCLS-FM) and Casper, WY.
In the late 80’s he formed a group to purchase and manage WJIM AM/FM (Lansing) and after a successful run there he made the move to TV at WLNS-TV (Lansing) and later, WILX-TV (Lansing). A life-long salesman, Grant continued in sales as he fought the after effects of a brain tumor.
Santimore was born in Detroit on July 4, 1944, raised in Royal Oak and Southfield, and has resided in Canton for nearly 20 years.
A private service has been planned for the family with a Celebration of Grant’s Life to be scheduled in the spring or summer. Please email Kelly (Sanitmore) Brooks at [email protected] to be notified of the date and time.
Services will be provided by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Northrop-Sassaman Chapel, Northville. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Highfields, Inc., or The American Brain Tumor Association.