Hobbs, Al

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Date
2018
Main contributor
Hobbs, Al
Summary
Video bio of Al Hobbs, inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2018;

After attending high school in Louisville, Kentucky, alongside Muhammad Ali, Al Hobbs moved in 1960 to Indianapolis with the intentions of continuing his education at Butler University. However, due to lack of tuition money, Hobbs instead got a job at a local grocery store. It was from here that he made his way into radio and the rest is history. Hobbs spent more than 20 years at WTLC-FM where he became popular from hosting a gospel music program. Right as he was beginning to retire from radio, he founded the Aleho gospel recording label and issued dozens of albums within a decade. Hobbs was also responsible for founding the Indiana Black Expo’s StarQuest talent search.  
--Information from the Indianapolis Star 
Publishers
Indiana Broadcast Pioneers; WTLC-FM; Indianapolis Star
Genre
News
Subject
Broadcasting--United States--History
Location
Indiana
Collection
Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Collection
Unit
Indiana Broadcast History Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Terms of Use
Permission to stream this video was provided by Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
Related Item
Indiana Broadcast Pioneers 
Other Identifiers
Accession Identifier: IBHA.IBP.0001; Other: IBHA.IBP.0001

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