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
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Louisiana's Commissioner of Administration says, "Certainly the budget (the legislature) has sent to the Governor is anything but responsible."
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Caddo Commissioner Matthew Linn says, "my experience with Paul Elio is that whenever he's in town, he's asking for money."
Nungesser: How We Can Make The French Quarter A State Park [VIDEO]
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says "for thirty years we've been talking about cleaning up the French Quarter, getting crime under control, and it just hasn't happened."
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The Captain Shreve and West Point grad says that lowering crime, improving streets and bringing jobs to the area are his priorities.
Caddo Commissioner Gives Queensborough Tornado Damage Update [VIDEO]
Jerald Bowman praises some organizations, especially the Red Cross, but he adds that some groups that could lend assistance have only found out about the trouble.
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Kraft Hockeyville is an annual "competition" among hockey rinks across the USA, with the winning arena winning $150,000 in building renovations and upgrades.
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Chairman of the Board of Directors Rich Lamb says, "We're making small strides, not only in reopening Sci-Port, but in identifying what happened."