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
Black Commissioner Says Finishing I-49 Good for African-Americans
Commissioners Roy Burrell and Mario Chavez talk about the state of the I-49 Inner City Connector and whether the Amazon announcement might speed up the final okay.
State Gets Lost $250 Thousand to Rightful Owner, a New Orleans Homeless Man
Treasurer John Schroder talks about his division of unclaimed property and tells the story of getting a quarter of a million dollars to a New Orleans homeless man.
Feelgood Story of 2021: Long Distance Santa Makes Twin’s Wishes Come True
Shreveport's Alvin Bamberg tells his amazing "Christmas Balloon" story and how an accidental discovery changed the lives of two families forever.
Biden Infrastructure Plan: How We Get Our Piece of the Trillion Dollar Pie
Department of Transportation and Development Secretary, Dr. Shawn Wilson, talks about President Joe Biden's visit the state to pitch his infrastructure plan and what that plan would mean for Louisiana.
Who’s the Loudest? Hear Councilman, Activist Argue Over Gun Violence Solution
Councilman Jerry Bowman and activist Breka Peoples had a heated exchange at a downtown meeting of city leaders looking for a solution to the city gun violence.
Tiny Dog Breaks Free from Owner, Easily Wins High School Race
A lightning fast pup dashed onto the track at a high school meet in Utah, zooming past human runners on the track, as the crowd cheered the canine on to "victory."
Why Didn’t Baylor Offer More Money to Keep Kim Mulkey from LSU?
Why did Baylor make so little effort to keep Coach Kim Mulkey in Waco? Was it because they couldn't match LSU's cash? Or is there more to the story?
Which States are at the Top – Or Bottom – of the COVID Vaccination List?
Almost everybody who wants a COVID vaccination can get one. But which states are doing a good - and not so good - job, at getting needles in arms.
Car Chase Leaves Shreveport Police Vehicle in an Embarrassing Mess
A chase across a Shreveport park Sunday left an SPD vehicle in a less-than-desirable position and an officer with more than a little explaining to do.
Are Dinosaurs Really Extinct? A Florida Security Video Says Maybe Not
A Florida woman claims her home security video captured footage of a small dinosaur running across her lawn.
Which Countries Around the World Pay the Most and Least for Gas?
Gas prices are up here in the USA, but what about the rest of the world? Who's paying a lot? And who pays the least? Here's the list.
Perfect Summer – Get Paid to Go to Baseball Games and Eat Hot Dogs!
Imagine your perfect summer afternoon. For many it's a day in the sunshine, watching a ballgame, eating a hot dog and having a cold beer...or two.