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
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."
This New Service Lets You Save the Tattooed Skin of Dead Loved Ones
Imagine being able (for a price) to have a the tattoo of a deceased loved one or friend put in a frame? Well, now you can!
Shreveport Ranks 148th In New ‘Best Places To Retire’ Survey
Despite a recent ranking as one of the best places to retire, a recent study by financial website WalletHub doesn't list Shreveport quite as high, 148 to be exact.
Which LSU Players Are Projected To Start As NFL Rookies?
Which recently departed LSU stars are projected by the experts to not only have an impact on their new teams, but be starters when the 2018 season kicks off?
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Is it time to stop watching television news? Has reporting become so polarizing that you find yourself yelling, screaming at your flatscreen out of frustration.
How Many LSU Losses in 2018 Are ‘Acceptable’? [VIDEO]
Games on this year's SEC schedule are predictably tough, plus there's an out-of-conference season opener against last year's 11-3 Miami Hurricanes.
Council Members Go Low In Email Sparring Match [VIDEO]
City Council members Stephanie Lynch and Jerry Bowman exchanged a number of emails in which the pair's discussion of the use of the term "the hood" heated up.
Who Remembers The State Fair Train, Stan The Record Man and Progressive Men’s Club? [VIDEO…
State Representative Cedric Glover and Caddo Registrar of Voters Ernie Roberson joined 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright for another "Shreveport History Day."
Nungesser: Some Imported Seafood ‘Just Not Safe’ [VIDEO]
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says, "We're pushing legislation that would require a five or ten percent import fee so that we can hire (more) inspectors."
Mayoral Candidate Steven Jackson Outlines Vision For Shreveport [VIDEO]
The newest candidate says, "We don't have another four years to coast along. We're the capitol of the Ark-La-Tex and we have to claim our place"
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Community Foundation's Kristi Gustafson says that a new non-profit group has been formed with plans to reopen the downtown children's educational center, Sci-Port.
Liz Swaine: Renovating Downtown ‘The Greatest Recycling Ever’ [VIDEO]
The DDA executive director says, "We do have some buildings that people could do wonderful projects in, including apartments, retail and commercial."