Al Hobbs left a career in the grocery business when he was lured to join WTLC-FM in its early days. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming the Indianapolis station’s sales manager in 1974 and then general manager in 1976.

Al’s Sunday afternoon gospel music program “The Love Train” garnered huge ratings and exposed generations to quality Black gospel music. For a quarter century , Al helped grow WTLC-FM to audience dominance and a major force in central Indiana broadcasting. He later founded the StarQuest talent competition, part of the Indiana Black Expo.

Al Hobbs died July 31, 2014, at age 71.