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 and television production for more than 10 years before joining KEDM full time.

He started at KEDM in 1993 as a student board operator, and worked in production and promotion on a part-time basis while working full time in video. In May of 2009, Jay became KEDM's Program Director, and became KEDM's General Manager in August of 2012.

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

Ways to Connect

KEDM Drawing: iPad Air

19 hours ago

Make a gift to KEDM during the Drive to Unify Membership Campaign and enter to win an iPad Air!

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

The iPad Air features the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a 10.5 inch Retina display, and support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. And it's just one pound and 6.1 mm thin!

90.3 KEDM Drive to Unify

Sep 13, 2019

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

When you listen to 90.3 KEDM, you hear programming that's about connection. KEDM brings you stories from different communities, news with depth, and respectful conversations between people with different opinions.

Consider the way news from around the globe can affect our lives here... or how a report on a new discovery or book or artist or film can inspire your imagination unexpectedly.

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.

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90.3 KEDM Public Radio debuts a new music format this Memorial Day Weekend.  The new format is called The Boot, a reference to the nickname for the shape of Louisiana. 

"The Boot" features Louisiana artists and regional favorites.  It's a Southern gumbo made up of blues, soul, funk, zydeco, and swamp favorites.  Local favorite bands are also part of the mix.  

City of West Monroe

Morgan Lowe Buxton has been appointed to the City of West Monroe Board of Aldermen.

Buxton was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Sonny Bennett, who recently announced his retirement as an Alderman after 45 years of service. Buxton was nominated to serve in the role of Alderman by West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell, and the decision was unanimously approved by the Board of Aldermen at the April 9 meeting.

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Gala a success!

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KEDM held an open community forum on Crime Prevention on Monday, Feburary 25.

The discussion was held at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. The expert panel of police and community members answered questions and talked about  problems and solutions with those attending. Topics ranged from the goals of community policing, to social media, to practical steps citizens can take to prevent crime.

The conversation aired on 90.3 KEDM on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. 

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KEDM had a blast at the 2019 Krewe of PAWS pet judging and parade as part of the 2019 Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras festivities in downtown West Monroe.