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
Countdown to Barksdale Air Show is On. Do You Have Your Free Tickets?
USAF Major Dan Dreier talks about the upcoming Barksdale Air Show and how, because of COVID restrictions, this year's show is different.
Think Shreveport’s a Dump? Here’s How You Can Make It Better Right Away
Property Standards Inspector Lisa Hayes and SPD Community Liason Officer Jason Cook talk about the upcoming Highland - Stoner neighborhood clean up.
Are Area Casinos Updating COVID Rules? Here’s What You Need to Know
The Governor's lessening of COVID rules and restrictions earlier this week affected businesses across the state, but what about our local casinos?
Why Didn’t Baylor Offer More Money to Keep Kim Mulkey from LSU?
Why did Baylor make so little effort to keep Coach Kim Mulkey in Waco? Was it because they couldn't match LSU's cash? Or is there more to the story?
Tiny Dog Breaks Free from Owner, Easily Wins High School Race
A lightning fast pup dashed onto the track at a high school meet in Utah, zooming past human runners on the track, as the crowd cheered the canine on to "victory."
Car Chase Leaves Shreveport Police Vehicle in an Embarrassing Mess
A chase across a Shreveport park Sunday left an SPD vehicle in a less-than-desirable position and an officer with more than a little explaining to do.
Perfect Summer – Get Paid to Go to Baseball Games and Eat Hot Dogs!
Imagine your perfect summer afternoon. For many it's a day in the sunshine, watching a ballgame, eating a hot dog and having a cold beer...or two.
Is Investigation of Dr. Ghali Really About Protecting LSU Football?
Senator Greg Tarver explains his criticism of the investigation of LSU Med's Dr. GE Ghali, saying it is "a diversion" from the Baton Rouge larger inquiry.
Barksdale Air Show is Back and More Exciting Than Ever
The Barksdale Air Force Base Air and Space Show is still a go for May 8-9. B-52 commander, Major Dan Drier, explains that this year's changes.
UL System President Talks Sexual Harassment at LSU
University of Louisiana System President Dr. Jim Henderson gives his impression of the legislative hearings looking into Title IX violations at LSU.
COVID Restrictions Update: How Does Louisiana Compare to Other States?
COVID restrictions across the country are being lessened every day. So, with Louisiana still in modified Phase III, how do we rank in comparison to other states?
Shreveport Olympian Credits Vegan Diet for Weightlifting Success
Shreveport three-time Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris talks about his vegan diet and how his eating habits extended his career as a world class athlete.