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

University of Louisiana Monroe

What a party! Even with some unpredictable weather, we had a great time of food and enjoyment.

The KEDM Director's Gala for "RENT" at the University of Louisiana Monroe was held Friday night, March 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. before the curtain of "RENT" at 7:30. Click here for our original post about the event. It was such a pleasure to partner with the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office has issued an updated list of road closures due to flooding or damage from floodwaters:

In Monroe:

Jason Hinton / Family Church

The United Way of Northeast Louisiana's 2-1-1 service is helping coordinate volunteers with those who need help. The free call can be made from a mobile or land line phone.

First Baptist Church of West Monroe is taking applications for help, and applications from volunteers online.

Operation BBQ Relief / OperationBBQRelief.org

Operation Barbeque Relief is partnering with Family Church in West Monroe, along with other church volunteers, to provide meals to northeast Louisiana residents affected by recent flooding.

Meals will be delivered at noon and 5 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, March 14.

Jarod Frost

As flood waters recede, many roads are re-opening. Officials ask for caution when driving on roads that have been flooded, since flood waters have damaged the structure and safety of many roads in the area.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office has released the following closures:


Gary Luse

Thousands of residents of northeast Louisiana have been affected by flooding.

Here are a few opportunities to help:

M. Herring

Several school systems have announced closures for Friday March 11:

Officials at all levels of government in northeast Louisiana have one message for residents: if you aren't taking care of emergency sandbagging, stay off the roads.

Sandbagging efforts continue at Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe and at Monroe Public Works on Grammont Street in Monroe.

Entergy reports over 1700 customers without power early Thursday morning. Officials urge extreme caution when dealing with downed trees and power lines, especially near flood waters.

Phil Roeder / Flickr.com

Update 3:30 p.m. March 10

Flood waters throughout northeast Louisiana have displaced residents. Shelters open include:

Sandbags in Your Parish

Mar 9, 2016
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Officials in several parishes around northeast Louisiana are making sandbags available to residents.