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
Could the Port of New Orleans Help Fix the Supply Chain Backup?
Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson gives his assessment of the growing supply chain breakdown, why it's happening and what could be done to alleviate the trouble.
Looks Like We Know When Sports Betting Will Start In Louisiana
Louisiana's politicians and regulators are putting the final touches on the state's sports betting rules.
Experts Say This New Industry Could Mean Millions for Louisiana
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Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins announced Wednesday that Chief of Training Frank Lane will take over as Substitute Chief for retiring Scott Wolverton.
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As discussions between the city and the area's two largest Krewes continue, a schedule of Mardi Gras celebrations across the ArkLaTex has been released.
Louisiana Student Charged Following TikTok Inspired Attack on Teacher
Larianna Jackson, the high school student arrested for assaulting a teacher in an internet-inspired challenge, is now facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Louisiana Senator Calls for Senility Tests for Ageing Politicians
A United States Senator from Louisiana is endorsing the idea that politicians 80-years-of-age and older should be subjected to annual senility tests.
Coach Orgeron Writes Goodbye Letter to Louisiana’s Tiger Nation
LSU Coach Ed Orgeron has released his first statement since the announcement that he and the school have agreed to part ways at the end of the current season.
Louisiana Hunting, Fishing Licenses Now Digital on LA Wallet App
Sportsmen and women across Louisiana now have another way to store their hunting and fishing licenses.
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With Coach Ed Orgeron officially on the way out, speculation has officially begun as to who will replace "Coach O" on the sidelines.