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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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.

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Update 3:30 p.m. March 10

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

Sandbags in Your Parish

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Officials in several parishes around northeast Louisiana are making sandbags available to residents.

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The City of Monroe is strongly urging residents of River Oaks, Louis Locke and Rowan Circle to evacuate their homes. 

Residents in those areas or in other areas of Monroe needing help in evacuating can call 9-1-1. Monroe Fire, Police and Transit have evacuated over one hundred residents already.

A second evacuation shelter has been opened at Johnson Community Center at 2800 Berg Jones Lane.

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Current closures for Thursday March 10:

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Updated 7 a.m. Friday

Officials continue to make sandbags available at

  • Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 501 Mane Street in West Monroe
  • St. Francis North Hospital, 3421 Medical Park Drive in Monroe

In Monroe,  self-service sand and bags are available at

  • Monroe Civic Center, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway
  • Louisiana Machinery, 2201 Ticheli Road

Officials warn of the dangers of driving through water that covers roads. 

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The American Red Cross is assisting those affected by flash floods at the Liller Maddox Marbles Community Center at 2950 Renwick Street in Monroe.

Red Cross officials recommend that those evacuating should bring essential items for each member of the family:

Updated at 6:45 a.m. Friday. Officials warn that many of the same roads closed Thursday remain closed Friday. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office urges motorists to use extreme caution, since water may be present in new areas not flooded previously. Also, for areas that flooded previously, damage to the road surface may have occurred. Bridges have been damaged and, in some cases, collapsed. 

In Monroe:

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Join us for an eclectic Bohemian-style party! The fun starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, so get your tickets now for the KEDM Director’s Gala for RENT at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

The ULM Sculpture Garden will be the setting for a breezy "boho" backyard celebration before the Friday performance at 7:30 p.m. of Jonathan Larson’s Tony- and Pulizter Prize-winning musical.

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The Louisiana Opera company is again hosting an intimate performance and dinner on the weekend of Valentine's Day, with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical Carousel.

The concert-style production on Friday, February 12 features excerpts from the full show, including songs "If I Loved You," the "Soliloquy," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

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