I was born in the small east Texas town of Palestine and, since my dad was in sales, we moved a few times and I grew up in different spots across the south. We moved here - Bey Street, Shady Grove, Bossier City - when I was a freshman in high school and I graduated from Jesuit, now Loyola. After a couple of years of college at LSUS I got my first radio job (it was indoors and I didn't have to carry stuff), which eventually led to morning shows in cities including Philadelphia, Cleveland and Orlando. I moved back to Shreveport in 1996, teaming with Erin McCarty, debuting the morning show on "The Big Dog 94.5". In '03 we moved two doors down the hall to 96.5 KVKI, then after a decade, one more studio over and 6 til 9am on NewsRadio 710 KEEL. Not to give away my age, but I'll turn 100 in the year 2052, or as I like to think of it, about five years before I retire.
Robert J Wright
BPCC At Forefront In Training ArkLaTex Workforce [VIDEO]
BPCC's Gayle Flowers and Shreveport City Councilman Michael Corbin talks about the need for workforce education and training to attract new business and industry.
Is LSU Already Out of the National Championship Running?
A story earlier this week by sports network ESPN lists what they consider to be the nine teams that have "the best chance at a College Football Playoff title."
Mayoral Candidate Perkins Outlines Plan For Shreveport [VIDEO]
Mayoral candidate Adrian Perkins talks about his plans for Shreveport if he's elected to lead the city later this fall.
Survey Says: Louisiana Not a Good Place To Be a Teacher
With educators across the state once again calling for teacher raises, a new survey backs up the claim that those in our classrooms are underpaid...and more.
These Saints’ Fans ‘Who Dat Dog’ and Cheer are Amazing [VIDEO]
These Saints fans - and their pooch - let loose with an awesome "Who Dat" cheer to celebrate another big New Orleans win!
La. Tech AD Talks Big Game Versus LSU [VIDEO]
Tommy McClelland says that the game not only benefits Tech financially, but also exposes the university's football program to a nationwide audience.
How Did Louisiana End Up With $300 Million Extra? [VIDEO]
With the report from Treasurer John Schroder of a $300 million surplus, KEEL's Robert J Wright explains to morning show co-host Erin McCarty who got it "so wrong."
Former Barksdale Airman Recalls 9/11 Attacks, Response and Bush Visit [VIDEO]
Former KEEL producer and Air Force vet Gary Watson talks about the 9/11 terror attacks and spending that day as an air traffic controller at Barksdale AFB.
Was America’s Moon Landing in ’69 Really a Government Hoax? [VIDEO]
Believe it or not, some polls show that as many as 21% believe that the historic lunar walk of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never took place.
Film Prize Weekend Set For October 3 – 7 [VIDEO]
Participants from this year's Louisiana Film Prize talk about the upcoming festival, which will, once again, culminate with the awarding of the $50,000 first prize.
The Best Geek’d Con 2018 ‘Celebrities In Shreveport’ Stories [VIDEO]
From daytime golfing to hanging out in the evenings and, oh yes, the convention itself, celebs from all walks of show biz hit the ArkLaTex for Geek'd Con 2018.
Shreveport’s James Burton Plays With Aretha Franklin In Rare ’65 Footage [VIDEO]
Shreveport guitar icon James Burton played with the late Aretha Franklin. Take a look at this rare 1965 clip from the ABC show "Shindig."