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

Louisiana Senate Bill 118 would allow most Louisiana citizens to carry a concealed firearm without going through a concealed weaps course.  Senator Jay Morris of West Monroe spoke with KEDM's Cory Crowe about what approval would mean and safeguards built into the bill.

The bill is sponsored by: Jay Morris (R)*, Stewart Cathey (R), Heather Cloud (R), Michael Fesi (R), Sharon Hewitt (R), Robert Mills (R), Barrow Peacock (R), Mack White (R), Glen Womack (R),

GULF OF ALASKA (May 4, 2021) U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate Shateria Young, from Monroe, La., looks through binoculars aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Northern Edge 2021.

City of West Monroe

Adrienne LaFrance-Wells, downtown Main Street Director for the City of West Monroe, has been selected to participate in Leadership Louisiana, a year-long, nationally recognized leadership development program presented by the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). The program enhances state leaders’ capacity to expand the potential of their communities and Louisiana as a whole.

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Summer Film Series will feature a film a month starting May 19.

The series will be on the third Wednesday of May, June, July, and August at the Flying Tiger Brewery in Monroe. The films will start around 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 but the event is free for arts council members.

  • May 19 - Lube Job
  • June 16 - Rodents of Unusual Size
  • July 21 - Unexpected Modernism
  • August 18 - Buckjumping

May is Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Month, during which we celebrate the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders whose rich heritage has shaped the history of the United States while having their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history.

 Asian/Pacific is a broad term that encompasses all of the Asian continent (though focusing on East and Southeast Asia) and the Pacific islands of Melanesia. 

Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement trucks patrol for unseen dangers.
Cory Crowe / KEDM Public Radio

The Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will begin mosquito spraying tonight. The spraying begins at 7:50 p.m. weather permitting.


Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently attempting to locate a missing person.


Alex Issac, age 21, was last seen in the Town & Country area of Monroe on April 26, 2021. He is described as a Black male, 6’ tall and 150 lbs. Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Alex Issac is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

Monroe's Biedenharn Museum Moonlight in the Garden will be held, Saturday, April, 24 from 3:00 – 8:00. This event features Caroline Youngblood’s artwork, exhibits in the Bible Museum, strolling in the Garden, and Coke Floats. The museum is expanding hours to give visitors plenty of time to enjoy the first Moonlight in the Garden of the year Admission is five dollars, payable at the Riverside Gate. Masks are not required in the gardens but are required for admittance in the Bible Museum.

Michael Parker's laugh-riot involves two men trying to fool their new female boss into thinking that their wives are indeed with them on what they had intended to be a totally innocent weekend of golfing. Impersonation seems to work for a short time, but everything falls apart as the wives, who have been shopping in New York, show up.

Ticket prices are $15 Student 4-up to college, $30 All Adults 
Mask will be required while in the building. Social Distancing is required as well.