Hi I’m Grant Starr! I keep your continuous country favorites rollin’ every night, and I’m your music guide on the Bartow Ford All Dedication and Request Hour from 9-10pm: Your Song, Your Story, Your Hometown County station, where you are the “Star” of the show!
I was born and raised in the hills of Western North Carolina. Grandpaw was a real mountain man and moonshiner; he raised me on Willie, Waylon, Johnny, and Merle. Country music runs in my blood, these roots run deep! I found myself in Central Florida some ten years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Lakeland is my home now. I’ve been with 97 Country since I was an intern, my first day in radio I had the glamorous task of cleaning out the supply closet. I started from the bottom and stuck around til I got paid.
I’m a family man now, I had to retire my party pants, but I do still break them out on occasion. I have a great woman in my life, my little girl is a year old and into everything, I have a stinky beagle named Clara Belle, and I still talk to my Mama at least once a week on the phone. When I’m not working, you can find me at the beach, or the bass pond. I Love CATCHING fish, riding my bike, planting a garden, drinkin’ beer, and cooking good food. Just get me outside and I’m a happy man!