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
Louisiana’s Most Famous Movie Stars
Walk the Line. Dallas Buyer's Club. Rocky. These are just three of the films that star Louisiana natives. Can you name them?
Should Trump Worry? Will Louisiana Turn Out on Election Day?
When it comes to turnout, what do Louisiana voters historically do? In the tight races across the state, who should be confident, the GOP or the Dems?
Bigfoot Conference Coming to Jefferson in October
Once again this year the Texas Bigfoot Conference will be coming to nearby Jefferson. Scheduled dates for this year's event are October 16, 17 and 18.
Prices Are Up on These 10 Food Items
See how much prices have changed on these key grocery items.
Latest List: States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions
With so much new data available, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions.
Louisiana’s Economic COVID Bounce Back: How Do We Rank?
America is bouncing back from the Cornavirus shutdown. But is it happening everywhere? And how about here at home?
Federal Dollars for Hurricane Laura Rebuilding Already on the Way
Federal money to help Louisiana rebuild roads and bridges ravaged by Hurricane Laura is already on the way, that according to DOTD boss, Dr. Shawn Wilson
Sports Superstars Who Got Caught Cheating
They were all incredibly gifted, but pressure is an interesting thing. And sometimes it makes an athlete go a little - or a lot - over the line.
Update: America’s / Louisiana’s Worst Cities to Drive In
What are the best and worst cities for for cities for American drivers, from road conditions to fuel prices and more? WalletHub updates!
Most Devastating Hurricanes in Louisiana History
So, how does Hurricane Laura compare to other storms in the state's history? Well, in many ways, this week, believe it or not, we were very fortunate.
Governor Clarifies LSU Football Status at News Conference
At a news conference in Thursday, Governor Edwards seemed to reiterate that he has the authority to decide whether the LSU Tigers will play football in 2020.
Recovering from COVID: How are Louisiana Businesses Doing?
With states moving from Coronavirus shutdowns to various phases of economic reopening, different states across America are making their way back at different rates.