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.

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Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices will be closed Monday, February 22, in the following seven northwest Louisiana parishes due to continuing water pressure problems caused by the severe winter weather experienced in the area: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River and Webster.

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City of West Monroe water customers are experiencing low water pressure throughout the City due to unprecedented freezing temperatures for an extended period of time. Public Works crews have been working throughout the night to restore normal water operations. A boil advisory is in effect for all City of West Monroe water customers until further notice. Customers are asked to boil their water for at least one minute before using it.

NWS Shreveport

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Noon Thursday. Expect mixed precipitation for the entire event but the higher snow totals should be north of the I-20 Corridor with the higher freezing rain totals likely near and south of the I-20 Corridor.

NWS Shreveport, LA

Widespread freezing rain is likely beginning early Wednesday and continuing through early Thursday for much of the southern and eastern portions of the Four State Region.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Tuesday night through Thursday. Another winter blast is expected to impact the Four State Region late Tuesday Night, continuing through Thursday Morning. With this one, much of the significant snow potential will likely remain north of the I-20 Corridor.

2 to 4 inches of snow and ice are possible across NELA through Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast is also predicting another winter storm later in the week.

Monday - Snow showers and sleet before noon, then a slight chance of snow showers between noon and 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 23. Wind chill values as low as 2. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. 

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FRIDAY

NWS Shreveport, LA

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for portions of the region through noon Friday due the threat of light icing on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses. Freezing rain or drizzle will be possible with temperatures near or below freezing through Friday morning.

NWS Jackson, MS

Arctic air is forecast to surge into the region by late weekend with extended duration cold and dangerous windchills as low as 0 degrees.  Make sure to protect your pets, pipes & plants in this period of dangerous cold temperatures.

90.3 KEDM Public Radio will offer Mardi Gras programming on Saturday, February 13. KEDM's Mardi Gras Music Day will offer Carnival favorites from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The event will be hosted by KEDM's Cory Crowe and Jay Curtis.

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Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol. Watch the proceedings live.

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