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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KEDM Staff and volunteers from the Miss Louisiana Organization delivered 1,700 books to students in thirteen area schools as part of the "Give the Joy of Learning" year-end fundraising campaign.

The campaign was designed to send new books home to each 1st and 2nd grader in the United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s Read. Learn. Succeed. schools to encourage literacy in the home.

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Give the Joy of Learning with 90.3 KEDM Public Radio this holiday season!! Your gift to KEDM puts a book in the hands of a child in northeast Louisiana. 

KEDM partnering with the United Way of Northeast Louisiana and the Read, Learn, Succeed program to give books to students in 13 schools in our community.

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KEDM Public Radio began the 2017 “Give the Joy of Learning” campaign with a book drive at Lexington Elementary School.

Students, parents and the community can bring new or “like new” books to Lexington or the United Way by December 8. The books will be distributed in December to students in schools in the City of Monroe as well as Ouachita, Lincoln and Union parishes as part of the year-end “Give the Joy of Learning” fundraising campaign for KEDM.

U.S. Navy Band

Join the U. S. Navy Band for one night only on Wednesday, November 1 for a spectacular performance of the Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble.

Just like KEDM Public Radio on Facebook, or like or comment on a post by KEDM to win tickets to see this extraordinary jazz band!

From the U.S. Navy Band's website:

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The University of Louisiana Monroe held a ribbon cutting to announce the full operation of its new Doppler radar system. 

The weather tracking system fills a void between current National Weather Service radar locations in Shrevport and Jackson, Mississippi.   The radar system was acquired by a $3 million dollar grant through the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Dr. Todd Murphy says the Doppler system is an invaluable resource during severe weather events affecting northeast Louisiana. 

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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!

Thanksgiving 2011
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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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