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
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Townsquare Media IT Troy Jones explains how ShotSpotter technology identifies gunfire, triangulates the location and notifies police...all in about a minute.
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Steve Prator talks about Wednesday's meeting where it was decided that Sheriff's deputies will assist the SPD in fighting the recent rash of shootings in the city.
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Count the wild hogs in this video! How many do you see? 20? 25? 30?
Bishop Larry Brandon: Criminals ‘Don’t Go To Prayer Vigils’ [VIDEO]
Brandon says, "Unfortunately, there are children that are raising themselves. If you don't care about your own life, you're not going to care about anybody else's."
Commissioner Steven Jackson On Shootings: ‘We Can’t Go On Doing Nothing’ [VIDEO]
The Caddo Commissioner has proposed using about a million dollars on ShotSpotter, an acoustic surveillance system that detects, locates and reports outdoor gunfire.
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The Commissioner of Administration says that "we ought not to have a budget right now and we ought to wait until the special session arrives."
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The City Council will hear the Gateway Development Consortium's presentation at their working session on May 21, then plan to vote at their meeting the next day.
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Caddo Commissioner Matthew Linn says, "my experience with Paul Elio is that whenever he's in town, he's asking for money."