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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Electrical work on a leaning power pole will force KEDM Public Radio to stop broadcasting for a few hours on Tuesday morning.  

Entergy crews will change out the utility transformers and pole that serves KEDM and other stations that broadcast from our transmission facility in Fairbanks, Louisiana. During this time KEDM will not broadcast an over the air FM signal. The electrical work will begin around 8 a.m. and should be finished by noon. 

During this time you can continue to listen to KEDM, KEDM HD1, and KEDM HD2 on our website at KEDM.org.

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The Monroe City Council approved a ridesharing ordinance at the last council meeting. The new rules will make it easier for companies like Uber and Lyft to do business in Monroe.

KEDM reached out to both Uber and Lyft to see if ridsharing is in our future. Uber responded with the following statement from Uber Louisiana General Manager David Brightman.

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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has named Major Eugene Ellis to the position of police chief. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department.  He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes, who recently announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017.

Major Ellis is a 31 year veteran of the department. He began his career in Monroe as a patrolman and held positions in narcotics, intelligence, administration and internal affairs. 

A new police chief will be hired in the next four to six months using the following plan:

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UPDATE: 

A plane crash in Union Parish has claimed the life of a 73-year-old man from Monroe. Sheriff Dusty Gates says David Lockard’s small, private plane crashed into Lake D’Arbonne Sunday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration is one site, trying to determine a cause for the crash.

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Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes has announced his retirement, effective July 30. Holmes said he wants to work in education and criminal justice reform, and explained that he wants to teach at the university level. Holmes said during his tenure many goals were met, including equipment upgrades for police officers, better training and pay increases for the police department. 

The restaurant on-demand platform Waitr debuts in the city of Monroe July 13. The app lets customers order food and have it delivered for a small fee. The Waitr app has proven to be wildly popular in cities across the Gulf States, including multiple locations throughout Louisiana.

 

North Louisiana Economic Partnership

A $1.5 million dollar grant will help connect CenturyLink and IBM in Monroe. 

The federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.

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The Ouachita Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force conducted street operations on June 8th and 9th, 2017.   Different areas of Ouachita Parish were targeted. The Task force is comprised of sheriff’s deputies and police officers representing Ouachita Parish, surrounding parishes and the 4th Judicial Court District Attorney’s Office.

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Statistics for the operation:

Arrests:

Warrant Arrests (Felony)                             45

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An alleged kidnapping happened in Monroe on Monday morning.  The police were called to an incident on Lincoln Road in Monroe. An Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office release says a woman was taken against her will by her estranged husband and was traveling in a vehicle.

OPSO Deputies made a traffic stop and found the woman with minor injuries.

Anthony Cooper, age 36 of Monroe, was arrested.

He was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of False Imprisonment and Simple Battery. Cooper also had four outstanding warrants. 

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday

...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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