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 and Use of Sound awards. He has been a finalist in the best News Anchor, 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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For the second time in a week, a body scanner at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola detected drugs, and helped prevent smuggling into the prison Sunday. The body scanner detected a foreign object inside of 27-year-old Charlitame Rucker of 505 Isabell Lane, Tallulah, Louisiana. When Department of Corrections officers questioned Rucker, she admitted she was smuggling contraband into the prison, and turned over to prison investigators 26.7 grams of marijuana. 

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of impeachment. Watch the hearing live.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch the hearing live.

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Every year, KEDM offers you the chance to make a difference to the youth of our community by helping students in need.  

This holiday season, your tax-deductible year-end gift to KEDM will enrich your life with another year of great programming while helping children gain a brighter future.

This year, your gift will give the joy of learning

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A former Lake Charles Police Department officer was sentenced today in federal court for using unreasonable excessive force during an arrest.

Robert Hammac, 44, of Lucedale, Mississippi, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James D. Cain Jr. to 18 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release. Hammac pleaded guilty on August 15, 2019 to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.

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Feral hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage each year in the United States. The wild hogs are running rampant throughout the country, but the biggest areas of concern are in the South. Early European explorers broght the hogs to the new world. Some were released to have a food supply along lines of retreat along Desoto's exploration route in North America. 

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live. Coverage will begin at 9:00 a.m.

 

Feral hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage each year in the United States. The wild pigs are running rampant throughout the country, but the biggerst areas of concern are in the South. Early European explorers broght the hogs to the new world. Some were released to have a food supply along lines of retreat along Desoto's exploration route in North America. 

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KEDM Policy and a Pint will talk about the menace of feral hogs with local scientist, biologist, land owners and farmers. Learn about land and crop damage, disease, and cost to consumers. Meet and Greet at 5:30 p.m. and the radio event starts at 6:00 p.m.

The event will be held at River Grille, 2538 River Landing, Monroe, Louisiana. The open public forum will be moderated by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe. Call 90.3KEDM at 318-342-5556 for more information. 

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