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

You hear news stories and information every day on KEDM that help you make connections to your family and friends in your community. Classical music has connected people to each other for centuries.

These connections are rooted in the music you hear on KEDM, but their value reaches far beyond the time you spend listening.  Listening to KEDM helps enrich your life on so many levels.

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  The following have announced closures for Thursday, February 25:

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 The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory predicting another two or more inches of wintry precipitation overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. The following schools or organizations will be closed Wednesday, February 25.

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  As northeast Louisiana looks for a temporary thaw from freezing temperatures and icy roads, the National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Forecasters predict that Tuesday night the system will bring rain that changes to freezing rain, sleet, or snow. Snow accumulations of one to two inches will be possible before the storm moves out of the area late Wednesday afternoon or early Wednesday evening.

The winter precipitation should begin after midnight Tuesday and continue overnight.

Closures for Thursday, March 5

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Updated 5:30 a.m. Thursday

Officials urge extreme caution for drivers this morning, and advise motorists to stay off the roads except for emergencies.  School authorities have closed schools across northeast Louisiana for Thursday, March 5, including:

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Update 3:39 p.m. Wednesday

Arrivals are scheduled to resume as late as Wednesday night, with departures beginning early Thursday.

Update 3:38 p.m. Tuesday

All Tuesday night and Wednesday morning flights are cancelled.

Update 9:36 a.m. Tuesday

Monroe Regional Airport has closed all runways until 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Original story:

Due to weather conditions, all flights at Monroe Regional Airport have been cancelled for the remainder of Monday by American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

Road Closure Information

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Updated 3:08 p.m. Tuesday

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reports that all the streets and ramps below remain closed.

ULM Police report that the bridge across Bayou DeSiard at Northeast Drive is open.

Updated 4:20 a.m. Tuesday

Louisiana State Police report area highways and I-20 open to traffic.  Locally, drivers face closures of all elevated entrance and exit ramps ramps, as well as some overpasses and bridges.

In Monroe:

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The Bry Art Gallery at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is currently hosting the 22nd Annual High School Junior/Senior Juried Art Exhibition. The show will run Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon beginning February 23. Exhibits will remain open through March 18.

Northern Louisiana high school art students were eligible to submit examples of their studio art endeavors, which were judged by ULM art faculty members based on creativity and mastery of the student’s chosen medium.

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A new exhibition at the University of Louisiana at Monroe offers insight into contributions that African culture has made to Western society.

Xiomara Bell, a Tallulah native and master’s student in ULM’s history program, has created an African American History display with Associate Professor of history, Dr. Jeffrey Anderson. The display is now open for viewing in ULM’s Special Collections, located on the 5th floor of the ULM Library.

The display will run throughout the entire month of February.

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  Reports outlining the fundraising and spending that candidates for statewide elected positions did last year are due to the state ethics board.

One of the heftiest campaign accounts belongs to state Treasurer John Kennedy. The Republican, serving his fourth term as treasurer, brought in more than $715,000 in 2014 and wrapped up the year with just under $3.5 million.

Kennedy hasn't yet announced what position he'll be seeking in the Oct. 24 election, saying he's considering running for governor, attorney general or re-election to his current job.

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