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
YWCA’s Women Who Care, Share Luncheon Set For August 23 [VIDEO]
YWCA Executive Director Belinda Roberson says that this year's featured speaker is Louisiana's First Lady Donna Edwards.
Shreveport’s James Burton Plays With Aretha Franklin In Rare ’65 Footage [VIDEO]
Shreveport guitar icon James Burton played with the late Aretha Franklin. Take a look at this rare 1965 clip from the ABC show "Shindig."
Are Most Great Comedians Unhappy, Miserable People? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about a pair of HBO films that reveal and explore the darker side of comedians Robin Williams' and Garry Shandling's personalities.
State Targets November for Medical Marijuana Availability [VIDEO]
Agrculture Commissioner Mike Strain addresses the controversy that has arisen regarding the delivery date of the medicinal marijuana to pharmacies around Louisiana.
Maryland Football Scandal: The Exception or the Norm? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about the "scandal" involving the Maryland football team, specifically an "extreme" training regimen employed by head coach DJ Durkin.
Greg Tarver: Steve Skrivanos ‘Unfit’ For Medical Advisory Board [VIDEO]
The Senator says that putting the ex-BRF chairman on the board "is just like divorcing your wife, turn around and remarry, then move your ex-wife in with you all."
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.
PACE Sets Mayoral Forum For August 19
Seven of the eight Shreveport mayoral candidates have confirmed their attendance at the PACE 2018 Shreveport Mayoral Forum to be held Sunday, August 19.
Are Louisiana’s Economic Policies Hurting Shreveport’s Chances of Recovery? [VIDEO]
Are economic policies at the state level hurting the chances of Shreveport - and other cities and towns in the state - of making an economic recovery?
Senator Kennedy Fears Fallout From Criminal Justice Overhaul [VIDEO]
United States Senator John Kennedy talks about a letter he sent to Governor John Bel Edwards, voicing his concerns about the effects of the Justice Reinvestment Act.