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
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Is Louisiana a ‘Women Friendly’ State?
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David Joseph, United States Attorney, talks about Project Safe Neighborhoods, a plan that targets the most violent offenders by charging them with federal crimes.
Krewe of Highland Set to Roll Sunday Afternoon [VIDEO]
Matthew Linn from Shreveport's Krewe of Highland talks about this year's parade, which will take place this Sunday afternoon (March 3) at 2pm.
Chief Raymond on Centaur Parade: ‘From My Position Things Went Well’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond talks about this year's Mardi Gras parades and the SPD's performance handling crowds in excess of a quarter of a million.
Take A Look: LSU’s 2019 Football Commitment Class [VIDEO]
LSU's usually rabid fans are going crazy over the Tigers latest recruiting call, which once again ranks as one of the tops in the nation.
Drew Brees Backed Youth Flag Football Coming to Shreveport [VIDEO]
Jackie Brock and Rick Holland talk with about their involvement in Football N America, a youth co-ed flag football league co-founded by Saints QB Drew Brees.
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A New York state high school is catching a great deal of criticism because of a class in which students "calculate" their privilege.
Louisiana is USA’s 6th ‘Most Sinful’ State
WalletHub compares the 50 states based on seven sinful behaviors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.
Centaur Captain: We’re Ready To Roll, Rain or Shine [VIDEO]
Brian Hammons, Captain of the Krewe of Centaur, talks about their annual Mardi Gras parade, scheduled for Saturday (February 23) afternoon.
Mayor Threatens Cuts if Garbage Fee Isn’t Passed [VIDEO]
Ben Riggs, Communications Manager for Mayor Adrian Perkins, talks about the progress of the proposed $18 monthly garbage fee.
Could Hawaii’s Radical Anti-Smoking Legislation Come To Louisiana? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin discuss the recent legislation introduced in Hawaii that would, in effect, ban cigarettes by 2024.