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
Alan Seabaugh: ‘Nothing’s Going To Close. We Have Enough Money’ [VIDEO]
The rep says, "The Governor keeps referring to the $650 million as the compromise.That wasn't the compromise. That was the governor's 'my way or the highway' bill."
Jay Dardenne: Seabaugh’s Tactics Were ‘Outrageous and Insulting’ [VIDEO]
The Commissioner of Administration says that talks to reach an agreement in the House broke down because "Compromise did not happen. We've got a mess on our hands."
John Milkovich: Why He Was the Senate’s Only No Vote [VIDEO]
The Senator says "I voted against the budget and I voted against three and a half billion dollars in sales taxes over the next seven years."
Jay Dardenne: Up To the House To Compromise [VIDEO]
The Commissioner says it's up to the House to alter their budget to match the Senate's version: "The House took the position it's our way or the highway."
Barrow Peacock ‘Optimistic’ About Weekend Budget Deal [VIDEO]
Says the Shreveport lawmaker, " Compared to yesterday, people are starting to sit across the table from each other, coming to a consensus."
Stephanie Lynch: City’s Problems ‘Not Some Grass On A State Highway’ [VIDEO]
The Councilwoman says "I sent fifty or sixty emails about bulk (trash) pickup that. I didn't even include all of Mooretown. It was just one section."
Rep. Carmody Explains ‘Yea’ Vote On New Sales Tax [VIDEO]
Rep. Thomas Carmody says, "The state's got to have some more revenue. The problem we've had...is trying to find a consensus of the super majority of both chambers."
Sen. Barrow Peacock a ‘No’ On Senate Tax Increase [VIDEO]
State Senator Barrow Peacock talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about changes made to one third of a penny sales tax passed by the House of Representatives and whether that new, half penny tax has any chance of making it final passage...
Who’s the Early Favorite in Shreveport’s Race for Mayor? [VIDEO]
Political analyst Scott Hughes says that there are nine candidates that are either officially announced or rumored to be in the race,
Dr. Jim Henderson: ‘I’ll Be Optimistic To the Last Day’ [VIDEO]
Despite the possibility of cuts to higher ed and TOPS, University of Louisiana System President Dr. Jim Henderson says,"I'll be optimistic to the final day."