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
CAO Crawford: Tax Renewals “Provide Necessary City Services” [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin discuss comments made by Shreveport's CAO Brian Crawford, in which he stressed the necessity of passing the property tax millage renewals.
Should Louisiana Legalize Sports Gambling? [VIDEO]
Gaming Control Board boss Ronnie Jones says proposed legislation would allow sports gambling only at designated areas to be set up at the state's horse racetracks,
Barras: ‘No Way GOP Was Voting For A Billion Dollars In Taxes’ [VIDEO]
Seaker Taylor Barras disputes comments made by Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne that a pre-session deal to solve the budget shortfall had been made.
Six City Tax ‘Renewals’ On the Ballot In April [VIDEO]
Despite the six taxes going off the books at the end of 2017, Mayor Ollie Tyler says the renewals will not raise the taxes of Shreveport citizens.
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.
DeSoto’s Brumley: Is the Jefferson Parish Deal Done? [VIDEO]
Dr. Cade Brumly, who received the unanimous support of the Jefferson Parish school board earlier this week, now has only to work out details of the contract.
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.
Jay Dardenne Blames GOP For ‘Gargantuan Failure’ of Special Session [VIDEO]
Dardenne says that Governor Edwards will propose that the regular legislative session end early, so that the legislature "can come into another special session.
Sen. Kennedy: ‘Washington Cartel Doesn’t Believe in 2nd Amendment’ [VIDEO]
John Kennedy says, "Some of my colleagues just don't believe in the Second Amendment. Their copy of the Bill of Rights goes from one to three."
Rep Seabaugh: ‘Special Session Was a Waste of Money’ [VIDEO]
Republican Rep. Alan Seabaugh says that "the special session was a boondoggle' and a waste of taxpayers money,