KEDM Public Radio was the winner of 6 awards at the 2018 Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors News Excellence Awards. The event honors the best in professional journalism in Mississippi and Louisiana.
90.3 KEDM Public Radio's News Director Cory Crowe received the prestigious Best Newscast award for Louisiana and Mississippi. Contest judges said, "A great example of what radio news should be, the narration is authoritative and nicely paced."
Crowe also won the Best Long Feature Story for reporting on the plight of the Ouachita River and Best Use Of Sound for his work on a Zika Virus series.
KEDM was a finalist for Crowe's Best Breaking News coverage for work with NPR in covering the recent school shooting at Grambling State University and Best Documentary or Series for his Zika coverage.
KEDM General Manger Jay Curtis was a finalist in Best Public Affairs Programming for his work on ULM Forum.
All radio stations in Louisiana and Mississippi compete in the same division regardless of market size.
The event was held on April 7 in the Boeing Pavilion at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.