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
Tom Petty: At NOLA’s JazzFest Just Five Months Ago [VIDEO]
Petty and his band, The Hearbreakers, performed all his classic hits, including "Don't Come Around Here No More", on April 30, 2017.
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The Cowboys stated they "wanted to make it very clear that their call for unity was separate from the National Anthem."
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Commissioner Mike Middleton says he has seen "incriminating evidence" and has been told that the employee being investigated works at the shelter part time.
Judge Grants Order Delaying Ezekiel Elliott’s Suspension
The star runner will now be eligible to play until a court makes a final ruling regarding his six game suspension.
What’s Really In Our Local Tap Water?
EWG has reviewed more than 30 million state water records to provide what they say is a comprehensive list of contaminants from virtually every municipality.
New Orleans Radio Duo Says Coach O ‘Like Putin’
Already "Coach O" is rubbing some in the media the wrong way and perhaps making them long for the more relaxed - and more open - Les Miles.
Shreveport’s Sam Burns Named State’s Top Amateur Athlete
Burns' selection came the same week in which he earned his first top 10 finish in a professional event.
James Burton, Artspace Combine for Weekend of ‘Guitars and Cars’
The iconic Burton will be teaming with Artspace,“taking it to the streets” in downtown Shreveport, appearing with another local music legend, Joe Osborne.
The Independence Bowl Wants To Know What You Think: Take the Survey
In association with the University of Dallas Gupta College of Business, the Indy Bowl has put together a short survey about ways to make the game better.
NOLA Native Peyton Manning Kills As ESPY’s Host [VIDEO]
The New Orleans native aimed some of the evening's sharpest jokes at himself in a skit making fun of his own retirement,
If You Were Against the Gas Tax, You Can’t Complain About Traffic
JR Ball says that if you were opposed to the recently defeated 17 cent a gallon gas tax increase, you should "consider yourself part of the problem."
What Are Shreveport’s Most Dangerous Intersections?
As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. What's the city's most dangerous traffic spot? The same place it was fifty years ago.