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
Feds Decline To Charge BR Officers In Alton Sterling Shooting
Both the Washington Post and the New York Times are reporting that he Department of Justice will not file charges against the Baton Rouge officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling.
New Aquarium Recycling Pieces From the ‘Salem’ TV Series [VIDEO]
Many of the pieces were headed for the auction block or trash heap, but the Aquarium worked out a deal to recycle a number of pieces for use in the building.
Haughton’s Rep. Horton Updates Constituents On Tax Session
Lawmakers are weighing the merits of the Governor John Bel Edwards' call for a 23 cent a gallon gas tax increase and numerous other revenue increasing proposals.
Mudbugs Start Playoff Run This Weekend
These newer, younger Mudbugs begin their championship march Friday and Saturday nights when they host the Corpus Christi Ice Rays at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum.
Princeton Man Arrested for Child Molestation, Kid Porn
Larry Anderson was charged with possession of child pornography, production and distribution of child pornography and molestation of a juvenile.
Shreveport’s William Joyce To Receive Humanities Award
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has announced that author and illustrator William Joyce will receive its 2017 Humanist of the Year Award.
Congressman Johnson Facebook Page Hacked – Do Not Open Link If Messaged
The Congressman tells KEEL news that, until the problem is solved, do not open any attachment that you receive with his name via Facebook or FB Messenger.
Webster Parish ‘Truck Jump’ – Dukes of Hazzard Remix [VIDEO]
The chase has been repeatedly likened to the old "Dukes of Hazzard" TV series. Well, it was only a matter of time before that video was "remixed" with the original "Dukes" theme.
Why Doesn’t LSU Get ArkLaTex Recruits?
Are the Tigers not recruiting in our part of the state because the players aren't as good? Or do prep stars from this area no longer have the loyalty to LSU?
Black Minister Says Gatti Blackface Pic ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ [VIDEO]
Rev. Doyle Adams has known Gatti for some time, and says the controversial photo of the candidate for the state legislature is "no big deal."
CBS Will Air Unseen Bill Paxton ‘Training Day’ Episodes [VIDEO]
The Fort Worth native, who was the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Krewe of Centaur parade, passed away Saturday from what was described as "complications from surgery".
Drone Footage of New Orleans Tornado Damage [VIDEO]
In Orleans Parish two tornadoes were reported, and two more touched down in Livingston Parish. A single funnel hit the ground in Tangipahoa, Ascension and St. James Parishes.