Los Angeles-based DJ Walt "Baby" Love studied sociology in college, but it was a job moonlighting as a DJ that pointed the way to go. Serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in Erie, PA, Love began moonlighting at WWGO and knew it was his future. Upon discharge from the Army, he moved to Houston to continue his radio career. Gigs in Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and many other markets followed before Love landed in Los Angeles and stayed there. His radio show The Countdown with Walt "Baby" Love began in 1984 and was the first of four Love shows to be syndicated nationally. His Gospel Traxx show began extremely popular and became the basis for two CD compilations; Walt "Baby" Love's Gospel Tracks, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Love is also a six-time winner of Billboard magazine's award for best R&B syndicated radio show and a 2003 nominee to the Radio Hall of Fame. In 2004 he compiled Walt "Baby" Love's Christmas Tracks for Capitol.