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
Christ Fit Gym Owner Weatherall: ‘We Won’t Back Down’ [VIDEO]
Billy Weatherall and his attorney, Ryan Gatti, talk about the growing controversy over the removal of his business' logo from the Benton High football field.
Ready To Burn Your Pants? Levi’s the Latest Company To Pitch Gun Control
Predictions by a number of Second Amendment advocates are coming true as another major corporation, Levi-Strauss, has announced plans for a big anti-gun campaign.
Gov’s Chief of Staff Cites Accomplishments, Disses KEEL [VIDEO]
It was a seemingly offhand remark by John Bel's Chief of Staff Mark Cooper that raised the ire of 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Erin McCarty.
The Best Geek’d Con 2018 ‘Celebrities In Shreveport’ Stories [VIDEO]
From daytime golfing to hanging out in the evenings and, oh yes, the convention itself, celebs from all walks of show biz hit the ArkLaTex for Geek'd Con 2018.
Are the Odds Stacked Against the Winner of Shreveport’s Mayor’s Race? [VIDEO]
Have policies at the national and state level so stacked the odds of success against the city's next leader that the chances of an economic turnaround are minimal?
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."
State Targets November for Medical Marijuana Availability [VIDEO]
Agrculture Commissioner Mike Strain addresses the controversy that has arisen regarding the delivery date of the medicinal marijuana to pharmacies around Louisiana.
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.
Superintendent Says Bossier Schools Full Speed Ahead for 2018 [VIDEO]
Bossier Superintendent of Schools Scott Smith talks about the 2018 school year, including the new and expanding buildings and an improved security plan.
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!
Is Louisiana’s Healthcare Really the Worst In the USA?
According to a survey by the financial website WalletHub, our home state of Louisiana has the worst healthcare in the United States, ranking 51st out of 51.
Caddo Assistant DA Explains ‘Sex Trafficking’ Sentence [VIDEO]
Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Mekisha Creal talks about sex trafficking in the ArkLaTex, specifically the recent guilty plea by a Shreveport massage parlor owner.