Cory Crowe

News and Public Affairs Director

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.

His radio career started in the 1980’s as a rock disk jockey before being "bit" by the news bug. In 1991 Cory started as a student news intern at the new public radio station, 90.3 KEDM. Although he left radio to open his own music store and recording studio, he later returned to worked as a radio program director, sports director, news director and talk show host. He also worked with national radio talk shows in syndication and satellite distribution.

Cory also has experience in digital advertising sales management, as well as social media marketing, behavioral advertising and audience research.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film Production from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 1995.

In his spare time he serves as the public address announcer at The University of Louisiana Monroe and works in the entertainment industry. He is a classically trained musician and enjoys Texas Blues.

Cory lives in Monroe with his wife Mary Pat.

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Cory Crowe / KEDM

The ornate Virginia Hotel is a hidden treasure in downtown Monroe; disguised under layers of ceiling tiles and plaster. It is a true diamond in the rough.

Michael Echols, a Director of Business Development, for Vantage Health Plan says the hotel was built in the 1920's and was once an opulent grand hotel but now sits as a shell of its former self.

"We found beautiful plaster work and ornate molding behind this ceiling", Echols said.

Milk glass skylights that provided natural lighting were found and beautiful barreled plaster work was hidden in the lobby.

Louisiana GOHSEP/Louisiana Governors Office /

Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency due to heavy rainfall. There is widespread flooding in south Louisiana . Flooding is occurring in low lying areas.

KEDM Meteorologist Jarod Floyd explained the system will produce scattered rainfall amounts. 

"The Monroe area could see 2 to 4 inches of rain and it could get messy," Floyd said.

Rainfall amounts of up to 10 inches are expected in south Louisiana. 

Ouachita Parish GOHSEP Director Neal Brown said the worst part of the storm will not hit us.

National Weather Service /

Heavy rainfall is expected along the Gulf Coast this weekend. A wave of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico has been stalled over Louisiana and Mississippi for the last few days. 

Heaviest rainfall totals up to 10 inches are expected in the southern parishes. Northern Louisiana may receive 3 to 6 inches of rain from this system.

Showers and thunderstorms will pop up and could become severe. Low area flooding will occur and flash flooding may be a possibility with this system.

Rain is projected to stay in the forecast into next week. 

NWS Shreveport

Heavy rains are forecast for our area until Sunday. A tropical weather system has stalled out over the Gulf states. 

Locally 3-6" are possible.Heavier rains up to 8" are possible to the south. 

NWS Forecast:


National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Earl will hit the Yucatan Thursday morning. It has sustained winds of 45 mph and is headed toward the tourist destination of Belize.

Louisiana is not in the path of this storm. The storm should weaken when it makes landfall and is projected to continue across Mexico and into the Gulf of Mexico. 

NHC Advisory:


Cory Crowe / KEDM

Today the University of Louisiana Monroe unveiled its new football field house. The $4.1 million facility was paid for by private donations. 

The building houses football offices, locker room and showers, conference room, video area and reception. A "Hall of History" connects the new building to Malone Stadium.

Former State Representative Rick Gallot has been named the new President of Grambling State University.  

Gallot was approved today by the Louisiana System Board.  The finalist were Gallot, a Ruston attorney, and the President of Tuskegee University Gilbert Rochon.

Grambling State University has been leaderless since the June resignation of former President Willie Larkin. There have been three leaders in the last two years at the school. Gallot becomes the tenth president of the university.

Arron Witek / Louisiana Stars

  Every year about 8,000 students spend their summers marching in drum corps. They compete against other bands at competitions throughout the hot days of summer. The Louisiana Stars are no exception. The Corps is based in Lafayette, Louisiana and will tour the United States this summer. They are a member of Drum Corps International.

CHICAGO (AP) - The former Marine who killed three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers in an ambush-style attack identified with a growing sovereign citizen movement whose adherents believe they're immune to most federal and state laws, including paying taxes and getting driver's licenses.

Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri, filed documents last year declaring himself a member of the United Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah, a group that believes black people were the original inhabitants of the U.S

The University of Louisiana Monroe received a donation of $262,000 from representatives from the Louisiana Licensing Board for Construction Management (LLBCM) and the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF). The money was donated to Louisiana Monroe’s School of Construction Management during a press conference on Wednesday.