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
Billy Graham’s Casket Was Made By Angola Inmates
There are Louisiana ties to the famous evangelist, and their roots are not in our state's halls of power or wealth, but at Louisiana's penitentiary at Angola.
Economic Leader: ITEP Keeps Businesses Here [VIDEO]
Scott Martinez of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, says that ITEP remains important to area manufacturers and applications should be fast-tracked.
Sen. Milkovich On Senators’ Tax Proposal Letter: ‘I Didn’t Sign It!’ [VIDEO]
Louisiana State Senator John Milkovich talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty, insisting that he didn't sign a letter sent to Governor John Bel Edwards suggesting a compromise consisting of a tax increase of 50%
Councilman ‘Surprised’ At Size of New Cross Bayou Proposal [VIDEO]
Oliver Jenkins, who voted against last year's $100 million development proposal, says he doesn't think "bigger is necessarily better."
Proposed Special Session Compromise Could Mean 50% Tax Increase [VIDEO]
John Kay from Americans for Prosperity says that a letter sent to the Governor by fourteen senators proposes to "compress tax brackets."
Alan Seabaugh Calls JBE a Liar…Lots of Times [VIDEO]
The State Rep says the special session is "just another attempt (by the Governor) to get his hands deeper into the pockets of the taxpayers of Louisiana."
Local Nature Park Plans Special Saturday ‘Owl Event’ [VIDEO]
Rusty Scarborough from the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park shows off a barn owl, one of the featured birds at their upcoming "Owl Night" on Saturday.
Is Shreveport Ready For A $1 Billion Cross Bayou Development? [VIDEO]
Paul Pratt explains why the 10 year, $1 billion project is worth the investment and how it would change the face of downtown Shreveport
Gun Talk Host On School Shooting: ‘There Is Something We Can Do’ [VIDEO]
Gun Talk Host Tom Gresham is vocal in his opinion that it is beyond time for students to be protected by armed teachers or guards.
Economic Development Boss: ITEP ‘Not That Complicated’ [VIDEO]
Don Pierson, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, talks about the changes - and implementation - of ITEP, the state's Industrial Tax Exemption Program.