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
Perkins Administration Makes Case for Garbage Fee [VIDEO]
Ben Riggs, Communications Manager for Mayor Perkins, talks about the proposed $18 "Clean City Fee" that would go to improve sanitation and shore up the reserve fund.
LSU Football: 125 Years in 125 Seconds [VIDEO]
A new video from LSU Football highlights the Tigers heralded pigskin past, by covering more than a century of highlights - 125 to be exact - in only 125 seconds.
Council Members Comment on Perkins Garbage Fee Proposal [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Council members Willie Bradford, Grayson Boucher and LeVette Fuller talk about the recent proposal by Mayor Perkins for an $18 monthly garbage fee.
Chateri Payne Murder Investigation: Arrests Timeline and Details [VIDEO]
With arrests being made in the murder of Officer Chateri Payne, KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about the sequence of events that led SPD to the accused.
Police Union Boss on Officer Shooting: SPD ‘Will Work Day and Night’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport Police union head Sgt. Michael Carter talks about the tragic shooting and death of Officer Chateri Payne.
Local Teachers’ Union Boss on Raises, Possible Walk-Out [VIDEO]
Red River United Teacher's Union President Jackie Lansdale talks about John Bel Edwards call for $1,000 raises for teachers and whether that amount is enough.
Response to Shreveport NYE Police Video Goes International [VIDEO]
The New Year's Eve video showing a downtown confrontation between a Shreveport police officer and an out-of-town visitor has not only gone viral, but international.
Joshua Lyon on NYE Video: SPD Officers Followed Me [VIDEO]
Nashville's Joshua Lyon, the young man at the center of the downtown Shreveport New Year's Eve video, talks about his confrontation with the SPD.
Mayor Adrian Perkins: Here’s What We’ve Done So Far [VIDEO]
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins talks about his first few days in office, appointments to be announced and increased police patrols.
Chef Folse, Shreveport, I-Bowl Get Guinness Gumbo World Record
Louisiana's own "Super Chef" John Folse set a new Guinness Book of World's Records mark by cooking the largest pot of gumbo in history at Thursday's I-Bowl.
Mudbugs’ GM Muscutt: ‘I Like Where This Team Is Right Now’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport Mudbugs General Manager Scott Muscutt talks about the current state of Mudbugs hockey, this year's team and the pressures of being a defending champion.
John Kennedy On Government Shutdown: ‘Mrs. Pelosi is Running the Show’ [VIDEO]
Senator John Kennedy talks about the current government shutdown and why he thinks Democrats in the both legislative houses "aren't negotiating in good faith."