In 1948, Bob joined WTHI-AM when it first went on-the-air. WTHI-TV launched served in 1954, as just the tenth Hoosier television station. Bob Forbes was WTHI-TV’s first sports anchor and the only sports anchor at the television station until he retired in 1985. Bob was the longtime voice of the Indiana State Sycamores, including the Larry Bird-led NCAA runner-up basketball team in 1979.
Bob Forbes was inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984 for his broadcasting career and was also inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006. Bob Forbes died in January 2005 and was inducted posthumously to the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame .