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 earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film Production from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 1995. He also has experience in digital advertising sales management, as well as social media marketing, behavioral advertising and audience research.

Cory has won numerous broadcasting awards including the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors best Newscast, Feature Story, Public Affairs, and Use of Sound awards. He has been a finalist in the best News Anchor, Radio Achievement, Multimedia, Breaking News, Documentary or Series, and Digital Presence catagories. Cory has also won numerous Addy awards for radio and television advertising campaigns. 

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.

Ways to Connect

photo credit: <a href="">Celebrating the Chinese New Year</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">(license)</a>

The public is invited to downtown West Monroe to safely celebrate our nation’s independence at a July 4 fireworks show on Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group, The City of West Monroe, Discover Monroe-West Monroe, Vanguard Reality and 90.3 KEDM Public Radio.  

Louisiana Trust For Historic Preservation

The state of Louisiana is full of great historic and cultural sites which are celebrated near and far. Sometimes these historic sites suffer neglect and are threatened to be lost forever, unless there is change. Since 1999, the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation has identified these endangered historic places to advocate for their preservation and protection.

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Mercedes-Benz will not renew the naming rights to the Louisiana Superdome. The home of the New Orleans Saints is looking for a new partner. Adult webcam site Stripchat says they are willing to bid as much as $15 million to name the iconic building the Stripchat Superdome.

Max Bennett of Stripchat says New Orleans is the perfect fit for their company.

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The Louisiana Department of Health has made public a list of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities where residents and or staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

The report can be found at

Louisiana is reporting 4,084 total resident cases in nursing homes along with 987 resident fatalities and 1,737 staff cases. / Prachatai /

Here is the daily updated data from the Louisiana Department of Health. These numbers are updated at 12 noon each day.

COVID-19 Testing sites in Ouachita Parish

All sites will test from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. while supplies last. (50 tests)

Friday, The University of Louisiana Monroe Art Program will begin to auction off medical masterpieces. Students in the program started with a blank canvas, medical masks donated by an art alumnus. The students used dyes and paints to transform the masks into wearable masterpieces.

 "Mask Up - A Wearable Masterpiece" will be an online opportunity to support ULM's Art Society, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Pi. 25 art students created two masks each. 


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The West Monroe - West Ouachita Chamber of Commence has held the West Monroe Brown Bag Concert Series for years. Due to COVID-19 the event is moving online and to 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce President Lila Strode and musician Josh Madden say the event will feature multiple musicians on each episode.

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Today, the City of West Monroe announced it has been named a Main Street Community. Ray Schreiber, Director of the Louisiana Main Street Program explains the development program.

West Monroe becomes the first city to go through the Lagniappe Community process leading to Main Street designation, and the first community to receive designation from Louisiana Main Street since 2014.
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Merchants in West Monroe have been crippled by COVID-19 shutdowns.  Adrienne LaFrance Wells and Kristopher Kelly join us to chat about the "Virtual Sidewalk Sale" taking place Friday, May 1 and May 8.


The City of West Monroe will distribute cloth face masks to City of West Monroe residents and businesses, beginning on Monday, April 27.

The City of West Monroe received a generous donation of cloth face masks from Hanes Brands Inc through the Ouachita Parish Police Jury. Face masks will be distributed to City of West Monroe residents on Monday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.