INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indianapolis radio host and recent Indiana Black Expo honoree Al "The Bishop" Hobbs lost his battle with cancer Thursday.
Hobbs, 71, was a former broadcaster at WTLC and well-known in the gospel music arena as a singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur.
For more than 25 years, Hobbs helped grow WTLC by working as a sales manager and eventually becoming the station's general manager.
During the IBE 44th Summer Celebration, Hobbs was honored as a Trailblazer, but was unable to accept the award due to his illness.
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