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
9-Year-Old Louisiana Kid Bucks School’s Mask Mandate. Here’s What Happened
A Baton Rouge 4th grader said no to his elementary school's mask mandate earlier this week. And his dad's response to the principal was classic.
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In an attempt to get a handle on the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, Shreveport's Centenary College has announced a number of new COVID rules and regulations.
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Louisiana's Popeyes Chicken is now available in 46 states and 30 countries around the world. But very soon, it'll be 31 nations around the globe.
LSU Health Expanding Free COVID Testing for Shreveport & Bossier
Dr. Martha Whyte from Louisiana's Department of Public Health talks about the plan to expand the availability of testing for the virus.
Bossier Parish Schools Update COVID Rules for Students, Teachers
In the wake of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the COVID 19 virus, the Bossier Parish School System has released an update list of rules and guidelines.
Once Again Shreveport Sounded Like a War Zone on New Year’s Eve
Once again, the sound of gunfire rocked Shreveport on New Year's Eve and thousands of celebratory rounds were fired into the air.