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
AG Jeff Landry: Is Texas ‘No Travel’ Rule Legal? [VIDEO]
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry gives his thoughts - and legal opinion - on the recent "travel ban" on Louisianans by the state of Texas
How Will SPD Implement Gov’s Stay-At-Home Order [VIDEO]
Chief Ben Raymond talks about the Stay-at-Home order given Sunday by Governor John Bel Edwards and how - and to what degree - the SPD will enforce the measure.
Infectious Disease Doc Has the Latest Info to Stay Safe [VIDEO]
Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Pediatric Infectious Specialist, talks about the Coronavirus and things folks can do to limit their chances of getting or spreading the disease.
Dr. Martha Whyte Calms Coronavirus Concerns [VIDEO]
Dr. Martha Whyte, from the Louisiana Department of Public Health, talks about the most recent update concerning COVID 19, commonly known as the Coronavirus.
Would You Go on a Cruise? Because Right Now Prices are Amazing [POLL]
KEEL's Robert and Erin are on opposite sides of the fence when comes to the incredible deals being made available by cruise lines in reaction to Coronavirus fears.
Caddo School Board Overturns Southwood Principal’s Prom Dress Mandate
The Caddo School Board has reversed a decision made by a local principal that would have required female students to get pre-approval pf their prom dresses.
Take the Poll: Should You Pay for Garbage Pickup ‘By Amount?’
What do you think? Should Shreveport's garbage fee be based on the amount of waste produced, or should it be - like it is now - a flat monthly rate.
Tornadoes: Where Does Louisiana Rank in the USA?
With the tornado season rapidly approaching, folks across the south and midwest are urged to take precautions and be prepared for tornado season 2020.
How Do You Pronounce ‘Beignet?’ Well, You Could Be Saying It Wrong
Do you pronounce that fried little fritter with the accent on the first or second syllable, i.e., "ben YAY' or BEN yay?" Because one is right and one is wrong!
Mike Johnson: Democrats Will Keep Trying to Damage the President [VIDEO]
Congressman Mike Johnson talks about the final days of impeachment, the President's acquittal by the Senate and the ongoing political divisiveness in Washington.
Showtime Boxing Returns to Shreveport Friday [VIDEO]
Barry Tompkins, longtime Showtime and Hall of Fame commentator, talks about Friday night's ShoBox boxing event from Hirsch Coliseum.
Could Louisiana Vote for a Democrat for President? [VIDEO]
Stephen Handwerk of the Louisiana Democratic Party talks about the party's Presidential candidates and the problem with selling that liberal list to Louisiana voters