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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Pet Blessing Oct. 3

Sep 30, 2021

In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4, St. Francis Medical Center is hosting its annual pet blessing for the community and their animals. The public is invited to bring their pets to this celebration of St. Francis’ love for all of God’s creation on Sunday, October 3 at 2 pm. Father Philip Theempalangattu will administer the pet blessing in Anna Gray Noe Park across from the main entrance of the hospital.

The West Monroe Police Department will give out COVID vaccines this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Downtown Monroe
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Monroe-West Monroe, LA– Discover Monroe-West Monroe will host its first annual Monroe-West Monroe Pumpkin Decorating Contest during the month of October.


Participants are asked to decorate their pumpkin with a Monroe-West Monroe theme. They  are encouraged to highlight the great things about Ouachita Parish. They may paint, carve, or decorate their pumpkin.


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This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. The University of Louisiana Monroe will host two events that will look at the situation leading up to the attack and how it shaped policy over the next twenty years.  

'Twenty Years Later September 11' will feature two speakers and two sessions. Dr. Yusaku Yajima will present 'Beyond the Rhetoric of Fear: Othering, Belonging, and Empowerment' on September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 3-D of the ULM Library. 


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Including the cities of El Dorado, Ruston, Farmerville, Bernice,
Jonesboro, Monroe, Winnfield, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia, Jena,
Midway, and Olla
339 AM CDT Mon Aug 30 2021


* WHAT...North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are
expected today on the west side of Tropical Storm Ida as she
drifts north across Western Mississippi.

* WHERE...In Louisiana, Lincoln Parish, Union Parish, Jackson

The Wellspring Alliance For Families 'Bowl and Bling' event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The event is one of the major fundraising events for the community non-profit. President and CEO of The Wellspring Caroline Cascio joins us for Lagniappe. 

Cascio says there is an online raffle that includes food packages and trips. Information is available at

The City of Monroe is holding a school supply drive to benefit Monroe City School students.  Supplies can be dropped off at Monroe City Hall, Monroe Fire and Police stations, and the Monroe City Public Safety Center.

The drive will end at the close of business Friday, August 13. 

The City of Monroe broke ground today on a water plant expansion project. The current water treatment plant has a  capacity of 18 to 20 million gallons per day. The expansion will add about 8 to 10 million gallons per day of drinking water. The expansion will happen at the treatment facility property on Park Avenue.

Not long after Ouachita Parish Junior College opened in 1931 students started a newspaper. The Pow Wow student newspaper continues today at The University of Louisiana Monroe as The Hawkeye.  A $2,200 grant has allowed the ULM Library to digitize the first 50 years of The Pow Wow. 


City of West Monroe

The City of West Monroe will break ground Thursday, August 5 on the Highland Park Trail System. The trails system will be constructed on Highland Park, a site owned by the City of West Monroe, formerly known as the Trenton Street Golf Course. A portion of the trails is being funded through the Louisiana Recreational Trails Program.

The groundbreaking will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the Otis Street side of Highland Park.