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’s Burns Advances In US Amateur Golf
The LSU sophomore's two round score put him in the top 25 of the 300-plus player field, and he now advances to the 64-man match play competition.
Walker, Louisiana Mayor Says Flood Was Man-Made
Mayor Rick Ramsey said a cement barrier recently built along Interstate 12 created a situation that kept rising water from draining from his town.
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With the numerous floods striking states across the South this summer - most recently this weekend - more and more homeowners are looking into this device.
ArkLaTex Steps Up To Help Flood Victims [PHOTOS]
Folks all across the ArkLaTex took time from their busy schedules - and braved heavy afternoon rain - to help the flood victims in south Louisiana
More Bossier Sheriff’s Rescue Teams Head To South Louisiana [PHOTOS]
These most recent teams sent specialize in swift water rescue and will aid residents stranded due to massive flooding in that region.
Haughton’s Dak Prescott Shines In Cowboys Debut [VIDEO]
The 'Pokes first round draft pick had a stellar debut, completing 10 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two TDs in his first preseason outing.
State Police Preps For New Cadet Class [VIDEO]
Cadets will receive training in crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management, cultural diversity and leadership skills
Jesus Statue In Catholic Church Opens Its Eyes [VIDEO]
At the small Catholic Church of St. Saltillo in the Mexican state of Coahuila de Zaragoza there are those who say miracle is taking place.
Is Michael Phelps the Greatest Olympian of All Time? [VIDEO]
Is the amazing swimmer the greatest Olympian of all time? Erin McCarty says, "Absolutely!" Robert J Wright says, Uh...not so fast."
Olympic Heartbreak: Derek Redmond’s Dad Carries Him To Finish Line [VIDEO]
After taking the top spot in his first two heats, the speedy Redmond tore his hamstring during his semifinals run and pulled up, unable to continue.
Commissioner Jay Dardenne Dishes On TOPS Cuts [VIDEO]
Louisiana's Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne explains - and details - the just announced cut to the state's TOPS funding.
Saints QB Drew Brees Makes the Most Amazing Basket You’ll Ever See [VIDEO]
In this incredible throw, Saints quarterback Drew Brees unloads the pigskin from an ungodly distance - we can't tell, can you? - and SWISH!