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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Ruston Man Arrested For Murder

Aug 23, 2017
Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office

A Ruston man has been arrested in the murder of a 35-year-old woman and injuring of two others, including a one-year-old child. Chief Deputy Clint Williams says when police responded to the scene, they found Shakena Hampton deceased and the two other victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

 

Frank Stringfellow, the father of some of Hampton’s children, is charged with one count of first degree murder. Williams says the other woman injured, 54-year-old Doris Hampton, and a one-year-old are recovering.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham says sanction still have time to work in N. Korea.

The U.S. has imposed new restrictions on the N.Korean exports of coal. Abraham says that China could help our case by stopping the flow of oil into N. Korea. Abraham believes this could add pressure to stop the development of the N. Korean nuclear program.

KEDM Roots Revival has announced the  lineup for our show.  The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday night August 10 at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom and features many of the areas most prominent musical acts. A $5 cover charge will benefit 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

Scheduled to perform are: Doug Duffey, Brian Sivils and Kirby Rambin, Kenny Bill Stinson, Blues Heals, Josh Madden, Amy Schmitt Madden, Toby Trayler , Jig The Alien, Joel Jordon Astro Motel, Twin City Roots,Hadacol Choir, Monty Russell, and General Patterson.

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A man in Caddo Parish has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly fatally shooting his neighbor’s dachshund, because he thought it was an alligator.

Caddo Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Bobby Herring says the owners of the dog discovered their pet, Chloe, was missing and she was found in the yard of Tommy Collinsworth Jr’s residence.

Herring says the 11-year-old dog has never been aggressive and did no damage to Collinsworth’s property. He says the dog was found in the pond with multiple gunshot wounds.

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The City of Ruston is excited to announce that it has been awarded $9,000 from Keep Louisiana Beautiful to help fund a campaign to promote the city’s curbside recycling program.

The campaign, “Go Green, Ruston!,” is intended to help educate the community about the city’s voluntary recycling program, which launched in January. The city’s recycling program is available at a cost of $10 per month for weekly pickup to city residents and to 4,000 residents living immediately outside city limits.

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A lawsuit has been filed by the MacArthur Justice Center, a non-profit civil rights legal organization,  on behalf of two Orleans Parish Inmates who were being housed at a prison in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

The lawsuit states that Jessie Crittindon and Leon Burse were held in custody for five months after they should have been released. The men were held the East Carroll Parish Riverbend Detention Center and were eligible for release in August 2016. Crittindon and Burse were released in January 2017.

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Monroe's Salvation Army is set to close. It is the only overnight shelter for the homeless in the area.  The closing is temporary and the organization will be scaled-back and restructured.

The overnight homeless shelter near DeSiard Street will be closed but many social services will continue. Last year the shelter had 12,000 overnight stays. 

Six local employees will lose their jobs in the reorganization. A Salvation Army spokesman says they just don't have enough money to support the current structure of the organization.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store on Thomas Rd at approximately 4:30 p.m.

An OPSO investigation revealed a white male armed with a handgun allegedly entered the business demanding cash. He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene. No one was injured.

A few minutes later, based on evidence in the investigation, the suspect was apprehended.

James M. Hayes, age 64 of West Monroe, has been arrested 1 ct. if Armed Robbery. He is currently in OCC on the charge.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

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A Louisiana creosote plant could be added to the list of America's most contaminated places. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to add the American Creosote plant in Deridder to the Superfund National Priorities List. 

 The site in Beauregard Parish was a timber treatment facility that was contaminated by  creosote related compounds. 

 According to the EPA, sites like this can cause risk such as birth defects and ecosystem damage. Cleanup of contamination has been shown to reduce birth defect by 25 percent. 

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