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
Treasurer John Schroder: Louisiana ‘On Unaffordable Track.’
Treasurer John Schroder says that he has faith in the revenue conference's estimates, "but it still doesn't change the core problem with state government."
Shreveport Woman Wins Award For Weight Loss [VIDEO]
Vivian Andrews, whose total weight loss is now approaching 140 pounds, talks about TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).
Study Says Louisiana is a ‘Low Tax State’ [VIDEO]
"Compared to other states, we're about number forty five or so," says economist Dr. James Richardson, "...the bottom ten states, sometimes in the bottom five."
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Andy Fisher, Better Business Bureau President, talks about what he calls "storm chasers", i.e., roofers soliciting door to door in the wake of last week's storm.
Mike Johnson, Jeff Landry on 1st Amendment and Prayer In Schools [VIDEO]
Landry and Johnson were both part of of a rally Sunday evening at BPCC, focusing on prayer in schools and, specifically, students rights to do so.
Lt. Governor Says Wrestlemania Worth Hundreds of Millions [VIDEO]
Billy Nungesser says that even he was surprised at the money the event brings to the state, saying, "To compare it, it is second in revenue only to the Super Bowl."
Councilman Flurry On Cross Bayou: ‘About 90% Yes’ [VIDEO]
James Flurry' says a city memorandum of understanding "let's (Gateway Development Consortium) move ahead with those people that are interested in financing."
Take the Survey: Legalized Sports Gambling In Louisiana, Yea or Nay?
The state legislature is considering a number of major changes to Louisiana's gaming laws, but, perhaps, none so great as the legalization of sports gambling.
Caddo Commissioner: Public Needs To Know Sci-Port Facts [VIDEO]
Steven Jackson says the request for $2 million at a meeting with board member Linda Biernacki was a "serious ask" and "it was a very serious conversation."
Sci-Port Board Chairman Tells What Went Wrong [VIDEO]
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."
Would You Loan Sci-Port 2 Million Dollars? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty ask, given the facility's checkered economic past, does it make sense to loan Sci-Port 2 million of your tax dollars?
Could Bossier Toys R Us Stay Open…For Now?
The company has announced plans to begin liquidation this week, but, for now, the Toys R Us Bossier City store is not on the list of locations to be closed.