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
Does This Explain How Shreveport Overpaid Millions in Healthcare Premiums?
Councilman John Nickelson explains how the city overpaid for employee insurance premiums for more than ten years and it could have gone unnoticed.
Is This Announcer Mispronouncing the Name of One of Louisiana’s Most Famous Foods?
A video touting the comeback of New Orleans' tourist industry has a very unusual pronunciation of one of Louisiana's most famous foods. But...is it wrong?
Did Shreveport Overpay Millions in Healthcare Costs and Can We Get It Back?
Councilman Grayson Boucher talks about the drastic increase in Shreveport employees' insurance rates and how overpaying premiums by the city led to the problem.
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Shreveport Police On the Offensive. Weekend Crime Sweep Nets 18 Arrests, Guns, Drugs
According to SPD, the department arrested almost 20 on felony charges on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25.
Louisiana Schools Boss Brumley Changes Quarantine Rules for COVID Exposed Kids
State Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley talks about changes to the COVID policy, including an explanation of his "parent choice quarantine" option.
Will This Move By the City Doom Shreveport’s Mardi Gras Parades?
According to reports, the city of Shreveport wants the major Mardi Gras Krewes to pay the cost of police overtime for parade security.
LSU’s Coach O, Eli Manning Recruiting Bit is Laugh Out Loud Funny
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Did a Louisiana Man Meet Gabby Petito’s Fiance Just Before She was Killed?
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The Saints and the Cowboys Need to Steal This Amazing NFL Pre-Game Idea ASAP
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Louisiana Insurance Boss, State Farm in Fight Over Payments to Ida Victims
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon talks about a possible court fight with State Farm over payments to south Louisianans who evacuated because of Hurricane Ida.
Most Common Post-COVID Health Problems
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