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
Will the City Be Subsidizing Any New Trash Pickup Fee? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin discuss Mayor Perkins' proposed $18 a month fee, which would go to sanitation workers salaries and shore up the city's depleted reserve fund.
Bossier School Board Proposes Big Pay Raise for Teachers, School Workers [VIDEO]
Bossier Parish Superintendent of Schools Scott Smith talks about a school board proposal for a major pay increase for teachers and support personnel.
YMCA Director Gary Lash Talks Current Programs, Upcoming Plans [VIDEO]
Shreveport YMCA Director Gary Lash talks about the latest news from the facility, including current programs and plans to expand the Preston Street plant.
Perkins Administration Makes Case for Garbage Fee [VIDEO]
Ben Riggs, Communications Manager for Mayor Perkins, talks about the proposed $18 "Clean City Fee" that would go to improve sanitation and shore up the reserve fund.
LSU Football: 125 Years in 125 Seconds [VIDEO]
A new video from LSU Football highlights the Tigers heralded pigskin past, by covering more than a century of highlights - 125 to be exact - in only 125 seconds.
Council Members Comment on Perkins Garbage Fee Proposal [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Council members Willie Bradford, Grayson Boucher and LeVette Fuller talk about the recent proposal by Mayor Perkins for an $18 monthly garbage fee.
Chateri Payne Murder Investigation: Arrests Timeline and Details [VIDEO]
With arrests being made in the murder of Officer Chateri Payne, KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about the sequence of events that led SPD to the accused.
Councilman Flurry: Shreveport Sanitation Needs More Money [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman James Flurry talks about recent troubles in the city's garbage pick up and possible solutions, including the possibility of a monthly fee.
SPD Chief Talks About Chateri Payne Funeral, Investigation [VIDEO]
Police Chief Ben Raymond talks with about the upcoming funeral for murdered Officer Chateri Payne, the state of the investigation and if an arrest is forthcoming.
AG Landry Meets With Trump, Pence On Illegal Immigration [VIDEO]
Attorney General Jeff Landry talks about a recent D.C. meeting on illegal immigration, a meeting that included President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.