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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Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says the Air Force failed to do its job. Preliminary reports say the Texas church gunman, Devin Kelly, should have been added to a list of people unable to own guns. A background check should have caught a military conviction for assault and aggravated assault that made him ineligible to own any guns.  Kelly was discharged for bad conduct in the military in 2014. 

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says the group will soon honor 10 cows that were killed in a crash on I-20 in near Rayville, Louisiana. The cows died when a 18-wheeler trailer overturned while transporting the animals. Additional cows were injured and others were rounded up and transported to a sale barn in Delhi.

PETA is planning to place a billboard near the site of the animals' deaths. It will show a cow's face next to the words "I'm Me, Not Meat. See the Individual. Go Vegan." 

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m. 

There were no gunshots overnight at Grambling State University. Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office got calls of shots being fired Sunday night at 11:22 pm. Louisiana State Police, Grambling City Police, Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department and GSU Police responded.

After an investigation, GSU police say they found no evidence of a shooting incident that was called in near GSU's Douglas hall.  There ware reports on social media that a shooting occurred and no one was injured.

Two people were killed last week after a fight in one of Gramblings dormitory rooms.  

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Tuesday night a proposal heads to the Monroe City Council that could result in a 50% price hike for Monroe transit system riders.

Due to budget concerns many routes were scheduled for closure or reduced service. After a public forum many riders say they would pay more to keep the service.

An adult fare will go from $1.00 to $1.50 and the day pass will increase from $2.50 to $3.75. 

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Police in Mangham have released more info about Saturday’s arrest of Corey Feldman and members of his entourage.

Feldman’s RV was pulled over on its way to Monroe after his band “The Angels” played Friday night in Baton Rouge.

Police say Feldman’s driver’s license was expired and the officer smelled marijuana. A search of the RV allegedly turned up marijuana.

Feldman was charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding and the possession of marijuana. Feldman later tweeted that it was not his, but because he owned the RV he was charged.

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Many events end with the release of balloons. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says balloon releases are damaging to the environment yet organized balloon releases continue to occur.  The USFWS often finds animals stuck in the strings or ingesting the balloon. 

Ann Bloxom Smith of Monroe works with Friends Of Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge. Tonight at 6:00 p.m. she will propose to the Monroe City Council an ordinance to ban the release of balloons. 

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The Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s office is the selling vehicles seized in drug related crimes. 

The vehicles are being sold for low prices. Sheriff Mike Tubbs says the Parish is just trying to raise money for the Parish Narcotics Unit. The vehicles are sold without warranty and can be found online.  

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Fire officials don't think a string of car fires are related. 

According to a Ouachita Parish fire inspector, the fires, while not related, are suspicious. 

Over the last few days, 2 cars have caught fire at the Town County Apartments.

Fire investigators don't know how the cars caught fire. 

If you have any information, please call fire officials at 325-1621.

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On Tuesday, the Monroe City School Board voted on plans to move a Monroe school.

The MCSB voted to move Martin Luther King Jr. High and find a new location closer to Wossman High School.

The MCSB will build the new school next door on Parkview Drive.

The first choice was land on Oregon Trail, but the City owned property is already committed to recreational use by the city. 

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