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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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.

Cory Crowe / KEDM

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." 

Jay Curtis / KEDM

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.

Congress Ralph Abraham thinks the new President will immediately get down to work on his first day in office. Abraham says Donald Trump will have to wait long to sign his first bill.  

"We have accommodated that in Congress and have legislation on his desk to be signed," said Abraham. 

"He is waiting with pen in hand to reverse or strike out many of these crazy executive orders that Obama has put in place." 

Dr. Abraham also spoke out against the pardon of Chelsea Manning. He thinks the outgoing president set a dangerous precedent by releasing her early.


UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in an Arson at the ULM Ski House.

Michael Daquilla of Centerville, Mississippi was arrested based on video evidence.


The video shows the suspect sitting on the dock at the Ski House. The police report states Daquilla poured gasoline along a structure wall and lit the gas to start a fire. 


The video showed the suspect wearing a camo jacket, blue jeans and a LSU hat. 


UPDATE: 12/16/16 

ULM will be open on Friday except for Walker Hall. Employees of Walker hall are asked to report to work on Monday.


The University of Louisiana Monroe has closed campus for Thursday afternoon because of a power outage.

Power delivery problems started around 10:00 a.m. and have caused outages throughout the day.  Technicians are currently working on a connection point at Walker Hall. 

The Fall semester concluded with graduation on Saturday.

ULM expects to reopen Friday morning.  

Bastrop Police is seeking help in finding the perpetrators of an armed robbery.

The retailer was entered by two armed men on Monday night. The robbers were wearing mask and hoods. One robber had a handgun and the other had a rifle. 

Walgreens employees were locked in a room and the criminals stole an unknown amount of money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. 

Bastrop Bank Robbed

Dec 15, 2016

The Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) in Bastrop was robbed on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the incident occured  at 3:30 p.m. in the bank's lobby. A teller was approached by an African-American man who said he had a gun. The robber then passed a demand note to the employee.

Police are seeking assistance finding the robber.

He is described as a medium-tone black man who is 5"6" and 240 pounds. The robber was wearing a baseball hat, sweatshirt, and jeans.