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.

Ways to Connect

The University of Louisiana Monroe has been approved for an initial license with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to develop a medical school on the ULM campus.

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The footlights will shine brighter on The Best of Broadway on KEDM after the generous donation by a local collector.

Charles Freeman Stamper presented KEDM with a collection of 215 Broadway soundtracks, many of them rare. Stamper recently returned to the Monroe area after more than fifty years of living and working in California. 

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KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

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Everything is better with Butter!

Join KEDM LIVE on location at Butter: A Louisiana Bakery on Thursday, March 1 from 7 to 9 a.m. in Vantage Tower in historic downtown Monroe. We're on the air at 6 a.m. with Cory Crowe and Jay Curtis on KEDM's Morning Edition, and you can be there for the best selection of fresh baked goodies when Butter opens at 7 inside Vantage Tower!

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

ULM

The Autism Center at the University of Louisiana Monroe is hosting a workshop for professionals, paraprofessionals, parents and students presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Adjunct Professor at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

The workshop is Thursday, February 1 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center, 901 Ridge Ave.

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Icy roads and below freezing temperatures will force closures for a second day throughout northeast Louisiana.

School closures include:

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Updated 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, January 17

As road conditions continue to get worse due to snowfall, drivers should use extreme caution. 

  • Lea Joyner expressway near the Monroe Civic Center
  • North 18th Street extension overpass
  • Endom Bridge over the Ouachita River
  • I-20 Eastbound ramp at Garrett Road/Pecanland Mall
  • I-20 eleveated ramps in downtown Monroe and West Monroe

La. Highway 546 at Interstate 20 and bridge south of I-20 have both reopened.

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Updated 7 a.m. Tuesday

Schools and businesses across northeast Louisiana have shut down in anticipation of winter weather in northeast Louisiana.

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