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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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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Follow NPR's live blog of Inauguration Day for news highlights, analysis, photos and videos from Washington, D.C., throughout the day.

Donald Trump gave his inaugural address after being sworn in as president of the United States on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C.

NPR's politics team, with help from journalists across the newsroom, has been live-annotating his remarks.

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GLOVIS America announced a new inland distribution center for imported vehicles to be located at the former General Motors plant in Shreveport. 

Glovis will make a $1 million capital investment and create 150 new direct jobs, with an average salary of $31,760, plus benefits. The Louisiana Department of Economic Development estimates the project will result in 246 new indirect jobs, for a total of 396 new jobs in northwest Louisiana.

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Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a Public Health Emergency for the Town of St. Joseph in north Louisiana. Residents are advised to use an alternative source for drinking water.

On December 15, test results conducted by the Office of Public Health showed elevated levels of lead in two samples – a private residence and the Town Hall. Results also showed two other sites with elevated levels of copper – both were private residences.

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Wow! Thanks to you, KEDM will provide books to every second grade student in schools in twelve schools in Ouachita, Lincoln, and Union Parishes that are part of the United Way's Read. Learn. Succeed. program!

Thanks to you, KEDM staff and volunteers will deliver over a thousand books before the holiday break. These books will enlighten and inspire young readers, as well as help build home libraries.

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