Cory Crowe

News and Public Affairs Director

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.

His radio career started in the 1980’s as a rock disk jockey before being "bit" by the news bug. In 1991 Cory started as a student news intern at the new public radio station, 90.3 KEDM. Although he left radio to open his own music store and recording studio, he later returned to worked as a radio program director, sports director, news director and talk show host. He also worked with national radio talk shows in syndication and satellite distribution.

Cory also has experience in digital advertising sales management, as well as social media marketing, behavioral advertising and audience research.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film Production from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 1995.

In his spare time he serves as the public address announcer at The University of Louisiana Monroe and works in the entertainment industry. He is a classically trained musician and enjoys Texas Blues.

Cory lives in Monroe with his wife Mary Pat.

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Monroe's Southside Economic Development District (SEDD) is in the planning phase to lure a casino to the Ouachita River in Monroe. Monroe lawmaker Marcus Hunter  has indicated he will  introduce a bill to make the Ouachita River eligible to house a riverboat casino.  Numerous reports say the  DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier is a likely target.  If SEDD is courting DiamondJacks it better hurry and put a ring on it because Robert is also calling on the casino and is much closer to sealing the deal.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Lake Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening.                                                                                                                
A tight pressure gradient will persist across the region today in wake of a cold frontal passage Monday evening Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph by mid-morning, and continue through the afternoon before diminishing quickly after sunset. 

Panola Pepper founder Bubber Brown was remembered in Washington, D.C. by Representative Ralph Abraham on Tuesday.  

Grady “Bubber” Brown passed away on February 10, 2018 in Lake Providence, LA. Born on March 8, 1934 he was the son of the late William Denis Brown, Jr and Martha Wyly Brown.

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1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. 90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Dating Violence Prevention looks at those issues with a panel of local experts. The live radio discussion was recorded Tuesday, March 6 at Planter's Gastropub at 101 North Grand Street in Monroe.  

Panelists include Daryl Johns from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Melanie Clark from the Wellspring Alliance, and Valerie Bowman of the Family Justice Center. 

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1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. 90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Dating Violence Prevention  features local professionals to answer your questions about this common problem. 

Come participate in the "LIVE" radio discussion on Tuesday, March 6 at Planter's Gastropub at 101 North Grand Street in Monroe. /

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has continued the flood warning for the Ouachita River Monroe and Farmerville areas. The warning will persist until further notice.

At 1100 AM Monday the stage was 35.4 feet.The river will rise above flood stage by late Friday morning and continue to rise to near 46 feet by March 11. Additional rises remain possible thereafter.

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Today SpaceX will attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday. This will be the first flight of the heaviest rocket currently in production. The rocket has three major pieces. Two smaller booster rockets are connected to a much larger core stage rocket.  The two boosters will detach and return to a landing zone. SpaceX will attempt to land the boosters so they can be reused. 

The main core rocket will continue and deliver its payload. The main rocket will then attempt to land to be reused. 


Monroe-based CenturyLink is being relied upon to keep the lights on, and the broadcast rolling for this year’s Super Bowl. U.S. Bank Stadium is a new stadium built from the ground up with state-of-the-art technology, mostly by CenturyLink. 

Director of Smart Solutions Jesse Sullivan says CenturyLink started working 3 years ago with the NFL to get ready for the big game. 

CenturyLink is responsible for most of the technology infrastructure needs in the stadium.

Monroe Police Department

Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo has announced that Eugene Ellis has been selected as the new chief of police. 

Chief Ellis has been working as the interim chief since Quentin Holmes left the position in August. 

Ellis has a 31 year history  at the Monroe Police Department  work working in the patrol division, internal affairs, and narcotics.

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Live video of the Democratic response