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I got a question a few years ago from a really nice guy who described himself as “NOT a believer, Christian or otherwise.”

But he owned a business and realized that most of his employees professed some level of belief. He asked me for advice on how to respond to Christmastime appeals to him of what he called “subtle and not so subtle sales pitches to believe.” He didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but he didn’t want to encourage them to continue.

Special Holiday Programs on KEDM

Dec 18, 2019

Celebrate this holiday season with 90.3 KEDM Public Radio as we air NPR and APM holiday specials and count down to 2020. 

Thursday, Dec. 19

Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted a press conference at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to issue a statewide call for donations to local food banks across the state of Louisiana.  Gov. Edwards and the First Lady were joined by Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Jane Wright-Velez, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana, and Korey Patty, Executive Director of Feeding Louisiana.

'Tis the Season for Downtown Gallery Crawl

Nov 30, 2017

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will continue celebrating its 10th anniversary Thursday, December 7, with its December Gallery Crawl. The Crawl will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. across Downtown Monroe and West Monroe.

Holiday Arts Tour Starts the Season

Nov 30, 2016

Downtown Ruston will be the home of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council's Holiday Art Tour. This event, which highlights visual, literary, and performing arts, will be held on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.

The Holiday Arts Tour involves 28 downtown shops and 50 local artists. This event has been around for 19 years and has been steadily gaining momentum. This year's tour will have a classical guitarists, a percussion ensemble, and street theater along with the paintings and drawing of resident artists. 

A Thanksgiving Feast For Your Ears

Nov 18, 2016
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Celebrate with KEDM this Thanksgiving season with special holiday programming starting November 23.

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KEDM featured live performances of seasonal favorites featuring young artists in  Musical Merriment, Wednesday and Thursday December 9th and 10th. Students from area high schools and universities performed at the KEDM studios throughout the day.

Vocal Vibes host Deborah Chandler and Bandscape host Jason Rinehart served as hosts for the special broadcasts.

“Students had been working on selections full of merriment and cheer. Wow! They were ready to perform on KEDM! There was something for everyone,” explains Chandler.

Local Organizations Need Your Help This Season

Nov 17, 2015
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We know our listeners are dedicated to serving the community in different ways year-round. Whether it be through area churches or various non-profit organizations, many of the KEDM listeners enjoy giving back to the local community. 

The holiday season is upon us, and we know it is sometimes hard to continue these acts of service  with the hustle and bustle of this special season. However, the holidays seem to bring a sense of community like no other time of year. 

"He who waits to the end is doomed."  It sums up Byron Moore's first law of gift-giving.  Moore shares there are some reasons many of us wait until the last few days before hurrying out with just a passing thought of what would make a good holiday gift.  He also shares some valuable tips on gift-giving.  

Carols and Holiday Cheer with MSO

Dec 12, 2014

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra performs it's holiday "Sounds Of The Seasons" concert Sunday at the West Monroe Convention Center.  Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with pianist Julian Jones performing holiday favorites in the center's lobby.  MSO President of the Board of Governors Charles Jackson says this year's event features traditional and secular pieces, and the Monroe Symphony Chorus joining the celebration in a collection of sing-along carols with the audience.