Former Indy radio host , IBE honoree Al Hobbs dies of cancer

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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