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
Louis R. Avallone: Perkins Backers About Power, Not Party [VIDEO]
Caddo Republican Party Chairman Louis R. Avallone talks about the sudden rise to political prominence of Shreveport mayoral front-runner, Adrian Perkins.
$5 Billion To Rebuild the Fairgrounds? Why Not? [VIDEO]
With an "international conglomerate" wanting to spend $5 billion to renovate the Fairgrounds, KEEL's Robert and Matt talk about all the plans on the table.
Are The Saints As Good As They Seem? [VIDEO]
Roy Lang from The Times talks about the state of the NFL, are the Saints the best team in football and are Dak and the Cowboys good enough the win the NFC East?
Shreveport’s Centenary Was Once a College Football Power [VIDEO]
Historian Ernie Roberson talks about the glory days of Centenary football and the Gents stadium which once stood where the college's baseball field is today.
John Settle: Perkins Raised $100,000 In Three Days [VIDEO]
Political pundit John Settle talks about the Shreveport mayor's race, including the rumors of a meeting between incumbent Ollie Tyler and her political inner circle.
Is Government Making California Wildfires Worse? [VIDEO]
Steve Parr of American Ground Radio talks about the California wildfires and the claims that these are just the first phase of a coming global warming catastrophe.
Is Kansas Really Les Miles Coaching Destination? [VIDEO]
Why would a coach of Les Miles stature leave $5 million on the table to take the head coaching job at perennial pigskin also-ran Kansas?
Sen. Kennedy: Medicaid Fraud and Flood Insurance Reform [VIDEO]
Senator John Kennedy talks about the recent audit that showed millions of dollars in state Medicaid fraud and efforts to renew federal flood insurance legislation.
SPD Union Boss: Mayor Tyler ‘Too Arrogant To Follow the Law’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport Police union head Sgt. Michael Carter talks about the changes at the SPD, including the departure of Chief Alan Crump.
Jeff Landry: ‘I Believe This Whole (Edwards) Administration Should Step Down’ [VIDEO]
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry talks about his decision to run for reelection and the state's growing Medicaid fraud.