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
How You Can Help the Mudbugs (And Hirsch Coliseum) Win $150,000 [VIDEO]
Mudbugs General Manager Scott Muscutt talks about the team's entry in Kraft Food's "Hockeyville", which will award one arena with a $150,000 prize for renovation.
Caddo Juvenile Detention Center Faces Multiple Crises [VIDEO]
Juvenile Court Judge Paul Young says that the parishes Juvenile Detention Center will face a "crisis"soon, when 17-year-olds are reclassified as juveniles.
Shreveport Officer On Broward Cops Inaction [VIDEO]
A Shreveport police officer comments on the story that as many as four Broward County Sheriff's officers were outside during the recent Florida school massacre.
Top Dallas Official To Tourists: We Can’t Keep You Safe [VIDEO]
Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway says that unless the NRA moves their convention, "there will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas."
Is Shreveport Ready For A $1 Billion Cross Bayou Development? [VIDEO]
Paul Pratt explains why the 10 year, $1 billion project is worth the investment and how it would change the face of downtown Shreveport
New Website Lets You See How Louisiana Spends Your Money [VIDEO]
John Kay, Director of the Louisiana Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, explains the idea behind the new website, Louisiana Checkbook.
Task Force Working to ‘Make TOPS Sustainable’ [VIDEO]
State Senator Blade Morrish delves into the possible solutions for the state's scholarship program, including capping the overall annual cost.
State Immunologist: How To Avoid the Flu [VIDEO]
Dr. Frank Welch says that this year's outbreak is "the worst I've seen...in twenty years," and especially dangerous to children and seniors.
What Is the Impact of (Illegal) Immigration On Louisiana?
Interestingly, the study failed to measure the economic drain on a state's social and entitlement programs, including healthcare, education, welfare, etc.
Are You Ready for This Year’s Krewe of Centaur Parade? [VIDEO]
Centaur Captain Brian Hammons reminds listeners that this year's parade features country music superstar and Sarepta native Trace Adkins as its Grand Marshall.
How Bad Is Shreveport Crime? [VIDEO]
Are the numbers really up? Is the public perception of Shreveport as a violent city legitimate? John Settle and Deputy Chief Bill Goodin offer different views.
Annual ‘Life March’ Coming Up Saturday [VIDEO]
Louis R. Avallone says that the march isn't just for people who are anti-abortion, but also to "increase the awareness of the value of all life."