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
Governor Edwards Talks Debate, Economy, Jobs and Last Days of the Campaign [VIDEO]
Governor John Bel Edwards talks about Wednesday's debate with challenger Eddie Rispone, the state's economy and job situation and the closing days of the campaign.
New Caddo Registrar Outlines Early Voting [VIDEO]
New Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters Dale Sibley talks about his new job and the soon-to-begin early voting for the November 16 run-off election.
Edwards, Rispone Square Off in One Final Debate [VIDEO]
US Congressman Mike Johnson talks about Wednesday night's gubernatorial debate between incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone.
City Engineer: Bond Will Pay for Major Road Repair Backlog [VIDEO]
City Engineer Patrick Furlong talks about the upcoming bond election, when city voters will make a decision on Mayor Adrian Perkins proposed $186 million proposal.
Could SPD Grumblings Lead to a Strike or Sick-Out?
KEEL's Robert and Erin received a string of texts during their latest show, messages that may indicate growing displeasure within the SPD.
Cassidy: Media Coverage of al-Baghdadi Death Confirms Leftist Bias [VIDEO]
United States Senator Bill Cassidy talks about the recent killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US Special Forces and coverage by the mainstream media.
Is LSU (Financially) Abusing Its Athletes? [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about colleges and universities using the image and likeness of scholarship athletes in marketing and advertising.
How Does Shreveport’s NAACP Stand on the Bond Issue? [VIDEO]
Lloyd Thompson, President of the Shreveport chapter of the NAACP, talks about his organization's position on the upcoming $186 million bond proposal.
Shreveport Chamber, President Endorse Perkins Bond Proposal [VIDEO]
Tim Magner, Chamber of Commerce President, talks about his group's endorsement of the $186 million bond proposal that will be on the ballot in November.
I-Bowl, Army Announce Three Year Deal [VIDEO]
Missy Setters, Executive Director of the Walk Ons Independence Bowl, talks about the agreement with the US Military Academy to play in the post-season contest.