Jay Curtis

General Manager

Jay calls himself a "media producer" in a world of diversification. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked in video and television production for more than 10 years before joining KEDM full time.

He started at KEDM in 1993 as a student board operator, and worked in production and promotion on a part-time basis while working full time in video. In May of 2009, Jay became KEDM's Program Director, and became KEDM's General Manager in August of 2012.

Jay still regularly freelances in sports television production for ESPN, Cox Sports, and others. Jay and his family live in West Monroe.

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Our Fall Membership Drive was a real team effort!

A lot of station staff and volunteers worked overtime during the drive. But the most important members of the team were the many listeners like you who called to join or to renew their memberships. Thank you for working to make a better station and a better northeast Louisiana!

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Congratulations to Maria Huckabay of Monroe, winner of the Thanksgiving Feast!

Take a break from the stress and mess of the holidays! Make a gift to KEDM during the Fall Membership Drive, and you'll be entered to win a Thanksgving Feast from KEDM!

Get a pair of fantastic custom KEDM socks with your donation to KEDM!

Throughout the duration of our 2017 Fall Pledge Drive October 2-7, KEDM is holding a one-week-only deal --offering a pair of custom KEDM crew socks to donors!  These custom royal blue socks feature a gray and white argyle pattern and help you celebrate your inner public radio nerds wherever you go!

ULM

The University of Louisiana Monroe will break ground for the new Foundation and Alumni Affairs Center at 4400 Bon Aire will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 13.

To be built on the site of the former Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center on Bayou DeSiard, the new facility will house the ULM Foundation and Alumni Affairs staff and will greet friends and alumni of the university when they come back to campus.

The two-story building will be approximately 9,500 square feet with 6,748 square feet heated. It is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

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Four University of Louisiana Monroe faculty members and two staff members were the 2017 winners of the ULM Foundation Awards of Excellence.

The awards were presented Thursday as part of ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno’s State of the University address at Brown Auditorium. The annual presentation of the awards features winners chosen based on a set of standards determined by a selection committee.

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe 2017-18 academic and athletic year takes off with The Pursuit, Thursday Aug. 24 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

The Pursuit is named for the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk pursuit fighter planes flown by Gen. Claire Lee Chennault and the Flying Tigers in World War II. ULM’s Warhawk mascot was inspired by Chennault and his group of pilots and planes.

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Vantage Health Plan reopened the Vantage State Building on Tuesday. The building, originally built as the Virginia Hotel, was later converted to the State Office Building.

See our original post about the update and renovations of the building.

Through a painstaking renovation process, artisans re-crafted many of the original finishes and decorations from the hotel.

The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people. It would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, for instance, and it would eliminate current subsidies, replacing them with a fixed refundable tax credit.

To help Americans understand where Congress stands on the debate over this legislation, NPR and Member stations around the country have compiled a database of Congressional members’ positions on the bill.

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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

The new order is similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries.

Around the country, members of Congress are weighing in on President Trump's Executive Order restricting travel to the United States. Together with NPR, we're compiling those responses.

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