Station Events

Whether KEDM is in the community with in-depth discussions, or just coming to an event to say "Hi" to our listener friends, you can learn more here.

Shorten the On-Air Drive: Race to the Finish

May 22, 2015
janyeandd /

update 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 8

We're making progress! $14,000 is the new total toward our goal of $40,000! Make it happen with your gift now!

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It's the end of the fiscal year, and you can help KEDM finish strong!! 

KEDM Drawing: Holland Companion Grill

May 15, 2015
Golson's Gas

Update June 15

Congratulations to Marilyn and Ron Koepke of Monroe! They'll take home the Holland Companion Grill from Golson's Gas Grills, Logs & Lights.

Congratulations to Jennifer and Adam Haneline of Monroe, who won the dinner for two at Restaurant Cotton.

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The Giant Vermin /

Some things just go together. Laurel and Hardy. Steak and potatoes. Simon and Garfunkel.  KEDM's Morning Edition and your morning cup of coffee.


A conversation on race relations and law enforcement began with the background of police agencies, and quickly moved into how technology has impacted interaction between police and urban communities.  

Panelist Robert Hanser, Criminal Justice Department Head at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, says there is a new level of transparency in the age of cell phone videos.  He says as officers respond to any situation there has to be awareness that their actions could be documented by a passerby.  

Jay Curtis / KEDM

  On Tuesday, April 14th, 90.3 KEDM Public Radio hosts “Policy And A Pint” at Avocado’s Restaurant in Monroe.

The discussion topic is Race Relations and Law Enforcement.  The public is encouraged to participate with questions and comments during the conversation.

KEDM News Director Bob Lenox moderates the event.  A panel of experts includes Dr. Robert Hanser, Criminal Justice Department Head at the University of Louisiana at Monroe; Michael Abrams, a member of the advocacy group, Innovative Leaders of Tomorrow; and Det. Ray Spoon, West Monroe Police Department.

Something's Coming: KEDM Director's Gala

Mar 17, 2015
Alison Tugwell

Update 12:52 p.m. March 27: Call 342-5575 for tickets, since online tickets are sold out. There may be a few left at the door beginning Saturday at 4:30.

Get your tickets now for a musical evening of star-crossed lovers and the city streets leading to them!

Dance and Drama of "West Side Story" at ULM

Mar 17, 2015
Alison Tugwell

Things are tense in New York's upper west side.  The story of the Sharks and Jets unfolds as the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Visual and Performing Arts presents West Side Story.

"It's a commonly-known musical.  It's an iconic piece," said director Robin Stephens.  The musical has won numerous Academy, Tony, and Grammy Awards since it first opened in 1957.  The story features a blossoming relationship between two people associated with rival gangs on the streets of Manhattan. 

You hear news stories and information every day on KEDM that help you make connections to your family and friends in your community. Classical music has connected people to each other for centuries.

These connections are rooted in the music you hear on KEDM, but their value reaches far beyond the time you spend listening.  Listening to KEDM helps enrich your life on so many levels.

"Silent" Drive Experiment Needs You

Feb 26, 2015

Together, we're doing something spectacular!

We set off on this SILENT DRIVE experiment after hearing from many of you, asking how to shorten the on-air interruptions during the membership drive. Here's our promise: when we reach our goal of $40,000, the fundraiser ends!

When you donate now, you'll be entered to win a Fitbit Charge HR, and another grand prize when we reach our goal. See the complete rules here.

KEDM Drawing: Fitbit Charge HR

Feb 23, 2015

Update 1:08 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015

Congratulations to Lillian and Herschel Gentry of Monroe!

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Everyone who donates to the KEDM "Reach Higher" Membership Drive will be entered into a drawing to receive a Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate + Activity Wristband.