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
Bossier Chamber Kicks Off ‘Small Business Week’ [VIDEO]
Katie Theriot, Director of Business development with the Bossier City Chamber of Commerce, talks about Small Business Week, which runs through May 5.
Today is ‘Give For Good Day’ Across the ArkLaTex [VIDEO]
Kristi Gustavson from the Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana says that this year's goal is to surpass last year's total, which was $1.66 million.
Mayor Tyler: Ready To Run On My Record [VIDEO]
The Mayor says that the passing of the six tax millages "means that we'll continue the services and we're going to actually try to go to the next level."
Cedric Glover Bill Calls For Audit of State Safety Net Hospitals ‘To Bring Parity’ [VIDEO]
Glover has pointed out that safety net hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe get about thirty two cents on the dollar compared to the New Orleans facility.
Annual ArtBreak Festival Runs Through Sunday [VIDEO]
ArtBreak's Eileen Frazier talks about the annual art festival kicking off at Shreveport's downtown Convention Center.
Adrian Perkins Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign [VIDEO]
The Captain Shreve and West Point grad says that lowering crime, improving streets and bringing jobs to the area are his priorities.
Treasurer John Schroder: Governor ‘Not Listening To the People of Louisiana’ [VIDEO]
The Treasurer points out that the current Louisiana pension liability is $19 billion, which ranks the state 12th in the country in unfunded pension costs.
Are Louisiana Teachers Ready To Walk Out Over Salaries? [VIDEO]
Red River United Teachers Union President Jackie Lansdale talks about a recent email sent to educators across the state by the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.
CAO Crawford: ‘We Want A High Turnout’ In Saturday Millage Vote [VIDEO]
Brian Crawford says that the April 28 vote "is not under the radar," adding, "Mayor Tyler and her staff have made more than thirty separate presentations."
State Gaming Control Boss: To Compete, ‘Changes Are Essential’ [VIDEO]
State Gaming Control Chairman Ronnie Jones says that, regarding the Diamond Jack's move, "My sense of the legislative process is that things are never, ever done."