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
Shreveport City Council: Is Gridlock On a Garbage Fee a Bad Thing? [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty talk about the City Council's ongoing discussions of the proposed garbage fee and if no action is necessarily bad.
AG Landry: Governor ‘Endangering’ Police With Death Penalty Stance [VIDEO]
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry talks about Tuesday's meeting in Baton Rouge to discuss the current status - and future -of the death penalty in the state.
Lake Street Still Closed: 4 Years and Counting [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert and Erin talk about Lake Street between Spring and the Clyde Fant and the original two year plan to install crossing arms at the railroad tracks.
Revenue Estimating Conference Creeping Toward Budget Consensus [VIDEO]
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne talks about the Revenue Estimating Conference and that group's attempts to put together a fiscal plan for the state.
LeVette Fuller: ‘It’s Looks Like’ a No Vote on $7 Garbage Fee [VIDEO]
Councilwoman LeVette Fuller talks about the latest news concerning the proposed garbage fee and if the council could vote on a $7 monthly proposal as soon as Tuesday.
Flurry On Garbage Fee: Cut the Budget First [VIDEO]
Councilman James Flurry talks about the latest news concerning the proposed garbage fee and whether a could vote on the $7 monthly proposal could come up Tuesday.
Don Tubbs: How Your Business Can Beat the Internet Competition [VIDEO]
Don Tubbs, owner of Tubbs Hardware, talks about how small businesses can compete, and even succeed, against both "big box stores" and internet sellers.
Can LSU Basketball Coach Will Wade Survive the Scandal? [VIDEO]
Roy Lang from The Times talks about the growing scandal involving LSU basketball coach Will Wade and whether the man leading the Tigers cagers can hold on to his job.
Tigers Kick Off Spring Football 2019
Coming off last season's 10 - 3 season, hopes are high as the Tigers kick off spring football, wrapping up with the annual Purple and Gold game on April 6.
Could Cross Bayou Development Break Ground in 2019? [VIDEO]
Gateway Development Consortium's Paul Pratt talks about the latest news regarding the proposed 10 year, $1 billion dollar building plan for Shreveport's Cross Bayou.