Jay Curtis

General Manager

Jay calls himself a "media producer" in a world of diversification. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked in video, feature film and television production for over 10 years before joining KEDM full time.

He started at KEDM in 1993 as a student board operator, and worked in KEDM's Production and Promotion departments while working full time in television. In May of 2009, Jay became KEDM Program Director, and became KEDM General Manager in August of 2012.

He believes in the service that KEDM provides to the community, whether it's NPR News or featuring local music artists.

Jay also leads ULM's student-operated alternative rock station, 91X KXUL-FM.

Jay still regularly freelances in sports television production for ESPN, Cox Sports, and others. Jay and his family live in West Monroe.

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KEDM brings people together, and connects you to news with depth, stories from different communites, and respectful conversations between people with different opinions.

The "Meet the Candidates" Forum for one of Louisiana's Senate seats was held Tuesday, October 13 at Louisiana Delta Community College.

Candidates made opening statements, answered questions, and made closing statements as to why each can best represent Louisiana in Washington, D.C. The event was moderated by KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe.

The event was broadcast on 90.3FM KEDM Public Radio and stremed online at KEDM.org.

The "Meet the Candidates" Forum for Louisiana's 5th District seat for U.S. Congress was held on Tuesday, October 6 at Louisiana Delta Community College.

Candidates each made an opening statement, answered questions, and made closing statements as to why he or she can best represent Louisiana's 5th District in Washington, D.C. The event was moderated by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe.

  

  The event was broadcast on 90.3FM KEDM Public Radio and streamed online at KEDM.org.

Meet the Candidates for one of Louisiana's Senate seats on Tuesday, October 13 at Louisiana Delta Community College. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the LDCC Community Room. 

Candidates will each make an opening statement, answer a limited number of questions, and make a closing statement as to why he or she can best represent Louisiana in Washington, D.C. The event will be moderated by KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe.

  

The event will also be broadcast on 90.3FM KEDM Public Radio, online at KEDM.org, and streamed via Facebook.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released details for COVID-19 Phase 3. In a briefing, Edwards explained that some things will change, but some things remain the same. 

Restaurants, churches, salons, spas, and gyms will be allowed open, now at 75% occupancy, but with social distancing in place.

Bars reopen, but with restrictions

Jason Hinton / Family Church

Updated 4 p.m. 9/2/20

Many organizations are providing meals to those in need following Hurricane Laura.

  • Salvation Army: daily at 4 p.m. in Downtown West Monroe on the corner of Trenton and Wood Streets in the flower sculpture parking lot.

Operation BBQ Relief

The following organizations have closed Friday, August 28 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Update 8/24/20 8:26 a.m.

The University of Louisiana System has announced that the finalist interviews and board meeting will take place Thursday, September 3.

Our original story continues:

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Presidential Search committee has named three finalists for the job of ULM President. The committee named finalists Dr. Ronald Berry, Dr. Jeannine Kahn, and Dr. Katrice Albert. 

John Bel Edwards Administration

Governor John bel Edwards signed an order mandating masks in public spaces in Louisiana and closing all bars for on-premises consumption at least through July 24.

"Face coverings are easy, effective way to protect people from the spread of illness," says Edwards.

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana/Facebook

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has partnered with the City of West Monroe and the City of Monroe to distibute food boxes in northeast Louisiana.

West Monroe: Wednesday April 29

Wednesday, April 29, food boxes will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or when supplies run out at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center at 501 Mane Street in West Monroe.

The food box distribution is open to all residents who live in the City of West Monroe or in West Ouachita Parish who have had loss of income due to COVID-19 or are in need of food.

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