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
Councilwoman Lynch Reaches Out Over Film Festival Controversy [VIDEO]
Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch visited to the KEEL studio to discuss the recent controversy regarding the council's funding of the Shreveport Urban Film Festival.
Is Feds Crime Reduction Program Working In Shreveport? [VIDEO]
US Attorney David Joseph says that "violent crime rates are going up and that the federal government has an important role to play in reducing violent crime."
Was Urban Film Festival Organizer A Victim of Racism? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Erin McCarty responds to charges by Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch that those who opposed the city's grant to the Urban Film Festival are "inciting a mob".
More Questions Surround Shreveport Urban Film Festival [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin look into the recent vote by the Shreveport City Council to award $10,000 to Tanesha Morris and the Shreveport Urban Film Festival.
Stan Lewis: Made Shreveport A ‘Musical Crossroads’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport historian Ernie Roberson says, "Stan had his finger on the pulse of Shreveport...in one of the best ways ever."
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.
Mayor Tyler Gives Council Crime Fighting Plan Update [VIDEO]
The mayor touted her administration's two-year crime fighting plan and improved crime statistics, but made no mention of possible assistance from the Caddo Sheriff.
Is SPD Chief Crump Now a Political Liability? [VIDEO]
Political analyst John Settle says that, at Monday's city council work session, SPD Chief Alan Crump "was less than candid."
Mike Johnson: Judge Kavanaugh ‘Going To Be Exceptional’ [VIDEO]
Congressman Mike Johnson says, "This is a safe pick for the President. And, clearly, conservatives can take a degree of confidence."
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."
What If You’re A Conservative and Your Kid Loves Bernie Sanders? [VIDEO]
American Ground co-host Stephen Parr talks about how parents deal with their kids when they're of completely opposite political opinions.
Mike Johnson On Kennedy SCOTUS Resignation: ‘A Seismic Moment’ [VIDEO]
Congressman Mike Johnson: "It really is a seismic moment for the country. We have an opportunity here...to put a true Constitutional conservative in that slot."