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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University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno has announced his intention to retire June 30, 2020.

In a letter to faculty, staff, and supporters. Bruno writes that today ULM is known as a medical science center. He writes that the next opportunities for the University "will take several years of coordination and commitment to be realized," and that he cannot commit the additional time required to do so.

Supports of Governor John Bel Edwards have changed tactics for a local event. The March in Support of John Bel Edwards is now "Let's Vote Together."

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at 210 North 18th Street, with speakers beginning at 5 p.m. The event features food, rides to the polls, and volunteer activism. Those attending will be asked to volunteer to increase voter turnout on election day.

At the conclusion of the event, those attending will cast ballots at the Ouachita Parish Health Unit on DeSiard.

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Governor John Bel Edwards urged voters to vote early and work hard to get people to the polls in a rally in Monroe just hours before President Donald Trump appears at an event at the Monroe Civic Center.

Edwards stopped at Charles Johnson Children's Park near Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.

Speaking to a group of supportes numbering around 200, Democratic Gov. Edwards spoke about his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone. "Eddie knows he can't win on issues. That's why he's trying to make this election about Washington, D.C. I've always put Louisiana first."

Update: the march has been cancelled.

Supporters of Gov. John Bel Edwards will gather for a march and rally in Monroe on the same night President Donald Trump will appear at the Monroe Civic Center.

Known as the "Monroe March for John Bel Edwards," the event will begin Wednesday, November 6, at 5:15 p.m. with a concert at the downtown River Market.

KEDM Drawing: Echo Dot

Oct 4, 2019

Enter to win an Echo Dot when you make a donation to the Drive to Unify for KEDM Public Radio!

With this wireless device, Alexa can do things like play music, search the web, or give news updates with just a few words from you!

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

KEDM Drawing: iPad Air

Sep 14, 2019

Enter to win an iPad Air Wi-Fi 64Gb when you make a donation to the Drive to Unify for KEDM Public Radio!

The iPad Air features a 10.5 inch Retina display, the A12 Bionic chip, and is only one pound and 6.1mm thin.

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

90.3 KEDM Drive to Unify

Sep 13, 2019
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We're almost there! KEDM is just $10,000 short of the fall goal of $35,000 to bring you news that matters in northeast Louisiana. Every gift makes a difference! Please make a gift today!

KEDM brings people together. No matter your political party, age, or race, you can agree that KEDM is radio that matters for everyone.

West Ouachita Senior Center

The City of West Monroe, American Red Cross and the Ouachita Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are coordinating with the Plaquemines Parish Government to house evacuees in West Monroe.

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Plaquemines Parish residents due to severe weather and flooding predicted for that portion of south Louisiana.

Make a gift to KEDM during the Be the One Membership Drive and enter to win a River Paddle Experience from H2Go Paddle of Monroe! Be the One -- one of 100 members each donating $100 for the news, music, and culture that KEDM brings to our region!


University of Louisiana Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno announces Scott McDonald as the new ULM Director of Athletics. McDonald joined the university in June 2018 as Chief Administrative Officer and soon took on the role of Interim Director of Athletics.

A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, June 14 on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.