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
New Caddo Registrar Outlines Early Voting [VIDEO]
New Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters Dale Sibley talks about his new job and the soon-to-begin early voting for the November 16 run-off election.
Is LSU (Financially) Abusing Its Athletes? [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about colleges and universities using the image and likeness of scholarship athletes in marketing and advertising.
Councilman Nickelson: Why Liquor Stores Should Close at 9PM [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman John Nickelson talks about his proposed legislation that would mandate liquor stores across the city close no later than 9pm.
Superintendent Goree Moves to Meet Bus Drivers’ Demands [VIDEO]
Caddo Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree talks about his attempts to upgrade parish school bus drivers pay and work conditions.
Should Shreveport Liquor Stores Be Made to Close at 9pm? [POLL]
Councilman John Nickelson introduced the legislation at Monday's council work session and the body will debate the proposal at their regular public meeting Tuesday.
Was Caddo Bus Drivers ‘Sick Out’ Part of an Organized Plan? [VIDEO]
Jackie Lansdale, President of Red River United Teachers Union, talks about the recent "sick out" by parish bus drivers.
Area Schools Included in New ‘Louisiana’s Top Colleges’ List
Personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2020's Best College and University Rankings, plus separate state rankings for colleges and universities.
Controlled Blasts Bring Down Cranes at NOLA’s Hard Rock Ruins [VIDEO]
Demolition experts used controlled explosives to bring down two cranes swaying over the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans.
$122 Thousand in Drugs Found in Traffic Stop
A traffic stop in Bossier Parish turns up more than $100,000 dollars worth of drugs. A Bossier Deputy pulled a car over on I-20 near Haughton.
Helmet Cam Captures ‘Chutist’s Amazing Dive Into Tiger Stadium [VIDEO]
Parachutist's from SOCOM Para-Commandos made a pre-game jump into Tiger Stadium...and now you can see it from the sky diver's point of view!
Mayor Will Do ‘What’s Right’ in Water Department Lawsuit [VIDEO]
Ben Riggs talks about the recent ruling by Judge Mike Pittman that said that the city's water and sewer department has been overbilling for as long as ten years.
Lawyer: Water Department Refunds Could Come By Christmas [VIDEO]
Plaintiff attorney Jerry Harper talks about a judges ruling saying that Shreveport's water department has been overbilling for up to a decade.