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
Why Do Taxpayers Have to Sue the State for Their Refunds? [VIDEO]
Stephen Waguespack, CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, talks about a bill from Shreveport's Barrow Peacock to defend state taxpayers.
Gun Talk’s Tom Gresham: Why the 2nd Amendment Matters [VIDEO]
Tom Gresham, host of Gun Talk, heard Sundays on 101.7 / 710 KEEL from 1 til 4pm, talks about the importance of the 2nd Amendment.
Will Louisiana’s Economy Decide Elections This Fall?
With a number of major elections on the horizon, a number of analysts speculate that the Louisiana economy will be the deciding factor in this fall's major races.
The Legend of Elvis, Harry Carey and Rendezvous Ribs [VIDEO]
With KEEL's Matt Parker back from his mini-vacation to Memphis, the producer talks about his excursion, including his "never miss" stop, Rendezvous Ribs.
Sen. Cassidy Talks Healthcare Costs, Paid Leave and ‘Heartbeat Bill’ [VIDEO]
Senator Bill Cassidy talks about his recent legislative efforts to end surprise medical bills, paid family leave and the just passed "heartbeat" abortion bill.
Louisiana’s ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Passes, But What’s Next? [VIDEO]
Louisiana State Senator John Milkovich talks about the status of the his "heartbeat" abortion bill, which now goes to Governor John Bel Edwards for signing.
What’s the Status of a Sales Tax Rollback? [VIDEO]
State Rep Alan Seabaugh commented on the need to reduce taxes, then criticized Governor John Bel Edwards for his handling of the state budget.
Dodie Horton on Tax Cuts: ‘Not All Republicans are Equal’ [VIDEO]
State Representative Dodie Horton talks about the move in the State House to roll back the sales tax passed last year.
Baby Gator Invades North Bossier Drug Store [VIDEO]
North Bossier residents got a bit of a shock when a baby alligator wandered out of the high water at Airline Dr.and Wemple Rd. in Bossier City.
Mudbug Madness Set For Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Ever [VIDEO]
Terri Mathews, Executive Director of Mudbug Madness, talks about this year's Memorial Day weekend celebration.
Where Does Louisiana Rank As a Place to Live for Military Retirees?
The personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019's Best and Worst States for Military Retirees. So, where does Louisiana rank...and why?
What was Your Favorite Movie When You Were a Kid?
Erin McCarty, Matt Parker and I have interesting discussion - okay, debate - during Tuesday's show: What was you favorite movie "from before you were an adult."