KEDM won multiple awards in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors contest.
KEDM was the winner in "Public Affairs" for Policy and a Pint: A Feral Hog Invasion. KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe hosted the public forum that featured scientists, farmers, and biologists looking at the impact of wild hogs on the environment and economy.
Contest judges said:
Very unique Public Affairs show that got out of the studio. Loved the format and the live studio audience. Interesting topic and nice balance of guests. Well done.
KEDM Director of Technical Operations Kenneth Sanders engineered the program. General Manager Jay Curtis served as producer.
Cory Crowe placed 3rd in the Louisiana-Mississippi Radio "Multimedia" category for Donald Trump Visits Monroe. The KEDM News team, including Crowe, Curtis, and University of Louisiana at Monroe student Killian Hicks, reported on the presidential visit to the Monroe Civic Center using radio, internet, streaming video, photography, and social media.
Crowe also won 3rd in "Radio Achievement" for his quality of reporting and showing the best of what a station does.
Contest judeges commented:
At a time when newsrooms must do more with less, Cory Crowe sets a fine example -- delivering a solid newscast, a delightful interview on West Monroe's Pet Parade and a capable stand-up before Trump's local rally.
KEDM's Kelby Ouchley won 2nd place for the Bayou-Diversity series. He was competing in "Best Podcast" in the combined newspaper, radio, T.V. division.
The winners in each division were to be honored at the Louisiana-Mississippi AP Broadcasters and Media Editors awards in Baton Rouge. This year's event was planned to be hosted by Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. The event was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All radio stations in Louisiana and Mississippi compete in the same division.
A complete list of the winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/louisiana-mississippi.
KEDM is a public service of ULM; broadcasting NPR News, classical music, roots music, and other entertainment from studios in Sandel Hall. The station relies on funding from listeners, local businesses, ULM, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.