Jay Curtis

General Manager

Jay calls himself a "media producer" in a world of diversification. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked in video and television production for more than 10 years before joining KEDM full time.

He started at KEDM in 1993 as a student board operator, and worked in production and promotion on a part-time basis while working full time in video. In May of 2009, Jay became KEDM's Program Director, and became KEDM's General Manager in August of 2012.

Jay still regularly freelances in sports television production for ESPN, Cox Sports, and others. Jay and his family live in West Monroe.

Ways to Connect

Congratulations to Charlotte and Paul Moore of Monroe! They took home the Amazon Echo + Home Lighting Starter Kit!

Raise Your Hand with your tax deductible gift to KEDM and you'll be entered to win products to connect your home!

Drawings will be held on September 29 through October 5.

The giveways include a an Amazon Echo + Lighting Starter Kit, including the Element Classic by Sengled Starter Kit; and an Echo Dot!

Raise Your Hand for KEDM

Sep 13, 2018
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Raise your hand if you’ve learned something new while listening to 90.3 KEDM.

Maybe you’ve heard one of our reporters unpacking some big complicated idea or maybe it was just something you didn’t know before.

OK, now keep your hand raised if you’ve gained a clearer picture of the world and your community thanks to the news coverage and programs here on KEDM. The latest breaking story from overseas or something happening right here at home.

Wow, that’s a lot of hands!

Now, raise your hand if you're a financial supporter of KEDM.

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It's with a deep sense of loss that I write today of the loss of longtime friend and mentor Jackie Yeldell.

I first met Jackie years ago when working as a young board operator at KEDM. His charming southern manners, cheerful smile and friendly demeanor made him friends with anyone he met -- even me, as the college kid in the back room running the radio board for a fundraiser.  

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Wednesday, June 20, approved a proposed land lease agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

The move brings VCOM one step closer to creating a location at ULM. In May the UL System Board of Regents approved a cooperative endeavor between ULM and VCOM to establish a branch campus at ULM.

The University of Louisiana Monroe has been approved for an initial license with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to develop a medical school on the ULM campus.

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The footlights will shine brighter on The Best of Broadway on KEDM after the generous donation by a local collector.

Charles Freeman Stamper presented KEDM with a collection of 215 Broadway soundtracks, many of them rare. Stamper recently returned to the Monroe area after more than fifty years of living and working in California. 

Emerald McIntyre / ULM OMC

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

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Everything is better with Butter!

Join KEDM LIVE on location at Butter: A Louisiana Bakery on Thursday, March 1 from 7 to 9 a.m. in Vantage Tower in historic downtown Monroe. We're on the air at 6 a.m. with Cory Crowe and Jay Curtis on KEDM's Morning Edition, and you can be there for the best selection of fresh baked goodies when Butter opens at 7 inside Vantage Tower!

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

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