In the 1980’s, he founded stations in Dallas (KTXA) and Houston (KTXH), and purchased WDCA in Washington, D.C., but sold them all to Gulf Broadcasting. In 1984, he founded WBFS-TV in Miami, and a year later, he purchased WGBO and WGBS-TV in Philadelphia (now WPSG).
The stations were not rating successes early on – particularly WGBO, which was completely hammered by other Chicago independents. Grant overpaid for syndicated programming, and as a result, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year later, and the stations went into receivership three years later. The stations were taken over by Combined Broadcasting, which were actually a group of creditors. Combined sold the stations in 1994 and 1995 – WGBO to Univision, and WBFS and WGBS to Viacom (which has since spun-off the broadcasting properties to CBS.)
Today, WGBO is more successful as a Spanish-language station, compared to 15 years ago when it was a forgotten English-language also-ran. WPSG is a CW affiliate, and WBFS is hooked up with MyNetworkTV.