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
Is Government Making California Wildfires Worse? [VIDEO]
Steve Parr of American Ground Radio talks about the California wildfires and the claims that these are just the first phase of a coming global warming catastrophe.
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LSU’s New Admission Policies Explained [VIDEO]
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Medical Marijuana: Everything You Need To Know [VIDEO]
Medical marijuana is now legal in Louisiana, but there seems to be quite a few misconceptions about how the drug will be distributed.
New Study Says Shreveport ‘Worst Place To Live’ In Louisiana
A nationwide study released last week by a major economic website says that, according to a variety of metrics, Shreveport is the "worst place to live" in Louisiana.
BPCC At Forefront In Training ArkLaTex Workforce [VIDEO]
BPCC's Gayle Flowers and Shreveport City Councilman Michael Corbin talks about the need for workforce education and training to attract new business and industry.
Is LSU Already Out of the National Championship Running?
A story earlier this week by sports network ESPN lists what they consider to be the nine teams that have "the best chance at a College Football Playoff title."
Survey Says: Louisiana Not a Good Place To Be a Teacher
With educators across the state once again calling for teacher raises, a new survey backs up the claim that those in our classrooms are underpaid...and more.
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.
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.