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 end enjoys Texas Blues.

Cory lives in Monroe with his wife Mary Pat.

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The Krewe of Janus Parade will roll through the streets of the Twin Cities this weekend. The parade starts at 6:00 pm in West Monroe and then crosses into Monroe via the Lee Joyner Bridge. 

The theme for this years parade is Around the World with Janus. 

The Grand Marshal of the parade is Dillon Day. Day is a tackle for the Denver Broncos and played football at West Monroe High School.

The Krewe of Janus was established in 1984. It was organized by the Twin Cities’ Jaycees and became an independent organization in 1989.

Louisville Avenue is now open following a train derailment on Thursday afternoon.

A train derailed at Louisville Avenue near Hixon BMW.  The event happened around 2:30 p.m Thursday.

Emergency agencies reported that five cars of propane have derailed. There is no report of leakage.

Louisville Avenue is now open.

According to Monroe officials, no injuries occurred and it took several hours to get the train cars back on the track. 

Police evacuated nearby residences and businesses within one block of the train as a precautionary measure.

On Monday General Michael Flynn resigned from his post as National Security Advisor after questions about his involvement with Russia.

Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks there are forces within the government leaking classified information to the media.  

"The leakers are the problem not General Flynn," said Abraham. 

He said over 60,000 people have access to our national secrets but less than a dozen are revealing our secrets.

"Finding these people will be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but we have to look."

The Lake Oroville Dam spillway in California is in danger of collapsing. The emergency spillway is being over-topped and more than 200,000 people are being moved to higher ground.

Live video is switching between 3 cameras located on the dam.

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The enemies of America are working together according to U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham.  He thinks the challengers of the U.S. are sharing information on military programs and missile technology.  

"All these guys are in bed together," said Abraham.

Congressman Abraham believes the recent missile testing in Iran could be using information from a partnership with North Korea.

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Police have made an arrest in a hit and run accident that occurred on Arkansas Road in West Monroe on Sunday. Police were searching for a S-type Jaguar  involved in the incident.

A vehicle matching the description was located  by police at 123 Lakeside Drive in West Monroe, with damage to the hood and windshield. Police contacted 46 year-old  Ashley Davis Owens of West Monroe. Police reports say Owens admitted to driving the vehicle and hitting something but says she did not know what she hit. 

When people toss things out, many items can still be recycled or reused. Josh Tolleson at Goodwill Industries explains how Goodwill reuses and recycles items that are unwanted.  

KEDM Policy and a Pint will be held Tuesday, Feburary 7th, at 5:30 PM at Doe's Eat Place, 300 Washington Street in Monroe.

The public is invited to our open forum to discuss recycling and reducing waste. 

The Monroe Police Department  is seeking information in a shooting incident that occurred on Monday, February 6 in Monroe.  

The shooting happened on Mississippi Street on Monroe's Southside.  

One person was airlifted to Shreveport with an injury to the leg, 

MPD is still looking for the shooter.

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Join 90.3 KEDM on Tuesday, February 14 at 6 p.m. for the broadcast of the public forum on reducing waste and recycling.

KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle featured panelists from the Twin Cities answering questions on local environmental and quality of life issues. The discussion was recorded at Doe's Eat Place in Monroe on February 7.

Stuart Hodnett of Ouachita Green  discussed the options available to local residents for staying "green." 

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KEDM will host Policy and a Pint on February 7 at Does Eat Place in Monroe.  The topic of our open public forum is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The event will look at ways to reduce waste going into our environment and landfill. 

Our panel will include Stuart Hodnet of Ouachita Green, Josh Tolleson of Goodwill Industries, and Alan Brockman of Sunquest Properties.  They will answer questions from the public about environmental issues and proposals and projects that will keep our area beautiful  and our landfill clean. 

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