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.
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Perkins, Nickelson Battle Over Contract Info Heats Up [VIDEO]
KEEL's Robert Erin McCarty talk about the latest developments in the back and forth between Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and City Councilman John Nickelson.
Troop G Boss: No ‘Stand Down’ Order Given to LSP [VIDEO]
Captain Cordell Williams. commander of Louisiana State Police Troop G, talks about the increased role of the LSP in fighting crime in the city of Shreveport.
Local Soccer Legend McMillian Talks World Cup Experience [VIDEO]
Legendary Shreveport - Bossier soccer coach Shelley McMillian talks about her experience at Sunday's Women's World Cup Soccer Final in Lyon, France.
Councilman Says Multi-Million Bond Vote Could Come in November [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher talks about the status of a proposal from Mayor Adrian Perkins calling for a $220 million bond package.
AG Landry Touts Child Predator Arrests [VIDEO]
Attorney General Jeff Landry talks about the success of Operation Broken heart, an effort to arrest child predators that has put 65 behind bars in the past year.
Shreveport Technology Boss Talks City’s Digital Security [VIDEO]
Chief Technology Officer Keith Hanson talks about the state of Shreveport's digital security and the kinds of threats that threaten America's cities.
KEEL’s McCarty Gets Gracie Award for Top Female Talk Host [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Erin McCarty talks about her Gracie Award, an annual trophy given by the Alliance of Women in Media.
Mayor, Law Enforcement Agencies Hold Shreveport Crime Summit [VIDEO]
SPD Chief Ben Raymond and Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator talk about Wednesday's meeting with Mayor Adrian Perkins and area law enforcement leaders.
LeVette Fuller: Security Camera Mandate Bill Would Be ‘Overreach’ [VIDEO]
Councilwoman Levette Fuller says legislation proposed by John Nickelson that would require security cameras in all city establishments selling liquor "is overreach."
Mayor Calls for Heightened Law Enforcement Presence [VIDEO]
In a week of violence that was marked by the killing of a Shreveport postal carrier, Mayor Adrian Perkins says that he will call for a heightened police presence.