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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Road Closure Information

Feb 23, 2015
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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:


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.


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.


  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.

IBM has announced the creation of 400 jobs in support CenturyLink.

KEDM is trying something new and we need your help to make it happen. With your help, we can cut down on fundraising that interrupts your favorite programs.

Our traditional "on-air" drive is scheduled for the week of March 2nd. You know the format -- extended program interruptions for six full days reminding everyone that your support is essential to the way KEDM operates.

Can we get there another way? How much of our goal can be reached in the next three weeks using short reminders that don't interrupt programs?

Counseling Programs Ranks Among Nation's Best

Jan 30, 2015
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BestMastersPrograms.org has ranked the University of Louisiana atMonroe’s online masters in counseling program as the number 26 program in the nation on its annual list.

According to the organization’s website, the rankings are designed to help prospective students make a choice about where to invest their time and money in earning their graduate degree.

Dr. Roger Carpenter

Dr. Roger Carpenter, associate professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is celebrating the release of his fourth book, “Times are Altered with us.” The newest title—part of the Wiley-Blackwell Native American Series—takes a look at the first three centuries of relationships between Native Americans and Europeans.


  Students working toward a possible future degree in law get acquainted with the courtroom early as part of a Mock Trial Team.

On Saturday, January 24, The University of Louisiana at Monroe hosts the second Warhawk Mock Trial Jamboree, a two-round tournament featuring teams from ULM, Millsaps College, Louisiana State University and Tulane University.


  The work of the Medical Laboratory Scientist plays a critical role in health care, analyzing data for doctors to make informed decisions on how to treat disease.

As part of an occasional series called the Program Spotlight on the ULM Forum, we talked with Melanie Chapman, associate professor of Laboratory Science about the program.

Chapman explains the field of medical lab science is a complex one, requiring attention to detail, accuracy, and speed.