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" I THINK BRAD IS ON THE VERGE OF MAKING IT BIG. HE'S A FINE WRITER AND A REALLY NICE GUY." - "BIG PAUL " FRANKLIN - 104.1 FM WTQR - N.C. - "BIG PAUL" WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MAY OF 2002. PAUL WAS WTQR'S PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND MORNING D.J. WITH AUNT ELOISE OF "THE GOOD MORNIN' GOOD MORNIN' GOOD MORNIN' SHOW." WHILE AT WTQR, WHICH HAS BEEN RATED ONE OF THE TOP COUNTRY RADIO STATIONS IN AMERICA BY THE CMA, PAUL HAD THE STATION GIVE AN EARLY BREAK TO THE " LOVE, BRAD " PROJECT. LOTS OF PEOPLE FELT SPECIAL ABOUT PAUL. OUR LOSS OF PAUL WAS NOT ONLY A LOSS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, BUT IT WAS SUCH A LOSS OF A HUMAN BEING AS WELL. PAUL HAS REALLY BEEN MISSED.

" THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS THE ABILITY TO NOT ONLY BE ABLE TO SING BUT TO POSSESS THE TALENT TO WRITE WHAT YOU FEEL FROM THE HEART. BRAD IS ABLE TO CAPTURE HIS FEELINGS AND SING ABOUT THEM. " - "BILLY BUCK" BLEVINS - N.C. - WHILE PRIME TIME, DRIVE TIME MORNING DJ OF BILLBOARD REPORTERWFMX IN STATESVILLE, N.C., THE 5 STATE BROADCASTING "CAROLINA SUPERSTATION," BILLY BUCK HAD THE STATION GIVE AN EARLY BREAK TO THE " LOVE, BRAD " COLLECTION OF LOVE SONGS PROJECT. WFMX WAS THE FIRST FULL-TIME COUNTRY MUSIC FM STATION IN NORTH CAROLINA, THE FIRST COUNTRY STATION IN THE STATE TO ADOPT ALL DIGITAL SOUND, AND WITH A SONG CALLED "ICE-COLD EYES," DURING ONE OF MARK TILLY'S 10:00 PM "CRYIN', LOVIN' OR LEAVIN'" REQUEST SHOWS, IT BECAME THE FIRST STATION ANYWHERE TO PLAY BRAD FROM A COMPUTER HARD DRIVE! WITH COVERAGE THAT BLANKETS OVER 50 COUNTIES, WFMX PUTS A CITY GRADE SIGNAL INTO THE WINSTON-SALEM/GREENSBORO/HIGH POINT AND CHARLOTTE MARKETS. SINCE THAT EARLY BREAK, WFMX HAS GIVEN SOME GREAT AIRPLAY AND PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO BRAD ALAN AND IS ONE OF THE BILLBOARD STATIONS THAT HAS PROMOTED "THE BRADISH INVASION" OVER THE AIR. BILLY BUCK IS NO LONGER AT WFMX BUT HIS HELP ON THE " LOVE, BRAD " LOVE SONGS PROJECT AND IN PROMOTING "THE BRADISH INVASION" WHILE THERE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. AS OF THIS UPDATE BUCK IS CURRENTLY AT COUNTRY 94.5 IN GREENSBORO.

" IT IS A PLEASURE FOR ME TO WORK WITH BRAD JAKUBSEN'S SONGS. AS OF THIS WRITING, I HAVE FIVE OF HIS SONGS UNDER CONTRACT WITH DOOR KNOB MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC., FOUR OF WHICH HAVE BEEN RECORDED, EACH BY DIFFERENT ARTISTS. THE FACT THAT FOUR ARTISTS FELT A JAKUBSEN SONG WOULD BE A POSITIVE INGREDIENT IN THEIR CARREERS, SPEAKS HIGHLY OF THE QUALITY OF WORK WHICH BRAD PRODUCES. I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR BRAD AND HIS SONGWRITING TALANT AND LOOK FORWARD TO A REWARDING ASSOCIATION WITH HIM IN THE YEARS TO COME." - KAREN JEGLUM KENNEDY - VICE PRESIDENT - DOOR KNOB MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC.- KAREN WAS THE FIRST NASHVILLE PUBLISHER TO CONTRACT A BRAD ALAN JAKUBSEN SONG. SHE HAS CHARTED ON BILLBOARD AS PART OF A DUO TEAM, ACTED, SUNG STUDIO BACKGROUND FOR ARTISTS FROM BOBBY VINTON TO FREDDIE FENDER, AND HAS SERVED IN THE CAPACITY OF TALENT JUDGE ON TNN. HER EAR, SENSE OF HUMOR, WILLINGNESS TO LOOK OUT FOR A WRITER'S INTEREST IN A TOUGH SITUATION, AND HER "LINKABILITY" MAKE HER ONE OF THE SONG WORLD'S SPECIAL PEOPLE.

" "BRAD" IS A UNIQUE SINGER AND SONGWRITER. LISTENING TO HIS SONGS IS LIKE SITTING WITH AN OLD FRIEND...JUST RELAXING, SPINNING STORIES AND TRYING TO GET TO THE HEART OF SOMETHING. PLUS..HE'S ALSO WORKING HARD TO ATTAIN HIS DREAM AND IT SHOWS." - PEGGY FRY - MUSIC DIRECTOR - AM 570 WWNC - ASHEVILLE, N.C. - PEGGY, IN ADDITION TO HAVING BEEN MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR THE STATION, WAS ALSO ONE OF THE ON-AIR RADIO PERSONALITIES OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN REGION. PEGGY LEFT WWNC IN JANUARY OF 1997. BEST WISHES TO HER.



" WHAT A JOY IT IS TO SEE A YOUNG MAN LIKE BRAD - A "NEW" TALENT - THAT HAS ALREADY SPENT THE REQUIRED YEARS PREPARING HIMSELF IN ALL THE ASPECTS OF HIS CRAFT. NOW, STAND BACK WORLD - BRAD'S GETTING READY TO FLY! "
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MAX MEEKS - " MAX IN THE MORNING " - NEWSTALK 1230 WMFR - N.C. - IN 1996, IN THE CATEGORY OF MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR, MAX WAS NOMINATED AND BECAME A TOP-5 FINALIST FOR THE RADIO INDUSTRY'S PESTIGIOUS MARCONI, WHICH CAN BE DESCRIBED AS THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY'S EQUIVALENT TO THE OSCAR. LIKE DAVID BRINKLEY AND EDWARD R. MURROW BEFORE HIM, MEEKS HAS BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME. WHILE THE STATION WAS STILL AT ITS GREENSBORO, N.C. LOCATION, MAX MADE WMFR THE FIRST NON-COUNTRY STATION TO PLAY SELECTIONS FROM THE " LOVE, BRAD " LINE UP. AND IT WAS ON THE " MAX IN THE MORNING " SHOW THAT BRAD ALAN TOOK PART IN HIS FIRST LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW TO PROMOTE THE SYMPHONIC COUNTRY SOUND FOR HIS HIGHLY PUBLICIZED 1997 POPS IN THE PARK CONCERT APPEARANCE IN HIGH POINT WITH THE WINSTON-SALEM PIEDMONT TRIAD SYMPHONY.

" I OWNED AND OPERATED WAREHOUSE RECORDING IN GALAX, VA FOR SEVERAL YEARS. DURING MY YEARS OF OPERATION I WAS INVOLVED IN RECORDING AND ENGINEERING HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS, ONE OF THESE WAS " LOVE, BRAD ". I REMEMBER THIS PROJECT VERY WELL. NOT ONLY IS BRAD A GREAT GUY TO WORK WITH - HE IS VERY TALENTED! HE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED SONGWRITER AND A GREAT SINGER! I WISH BRAD MUCH SUCCESS IN ALL HE DOES " - ALLEN CONNER - SOUND ENGINEER - THE CAROLINA OPRY - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A RESPECTED SOUND MAN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, ALLEN WAS INVOLVED WITH THE " LOVE, BRAD " PROJECT IN KEY WAYS. AT WAREHOUSE RECORDING, HE WAS INVOLVED WITH 1/4" MIXING FOR THE PROJECT AND HIS EXPERTISE ALSO CAME INTO PLAY IN DOING PREPARATORY ENGINEERING WORK FOR THE " LOVE, BRAD " CASSETTE. WITH THE DEMANDS PLACED ON HIS TALENT BY THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY'S NORTH MYRTLE BEACH OPRY, THE OPPORTUNITY TO EVEN GET ALLEN FOR RECORDING PROJECTS IS NO LONGER WHAT IT ONCE WAS.



" BRAD HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER. BE ON THE LOOK OUT !"
- JOHN ANDERSON - FM 102 WVAQ - FM 97.9 WKKW - 102.3 FM WSSN - MORGANTOWN, W.V. - JOHN WAS CREDITED WITH BEING THE FIRST MAN IN RADIO TO PLAY THE TOP 40 GROUP WILSON PHILLIPS. BACK WHEN HE WAS PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT COUNTRY MUSIC REGIONAL POWERHOUSE 101.1 FM WPCM, IN BURLINGTON, N.C., HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PROGRAM DIRECTORS TO SCHEDULE AIRPLAY FOR THE " LOVE, BRAD " PROJECT. JOHN IS NO LONGER WITH WVAQ, WKKW, AND WSSN. BEST WISHES TO HIM.

" IT IS INTERESTING AND EXCITING TO THINK THAT SONGS WITH A COUNTRY/WESTERN THEME, "NO GREATER COWBOY" AND "ALIEN OUTLAW," IN A FILM WITH OLD TIME B-WESTERN STARS LASH LARUE AND SUNSET CARSON, HAVE TRANSLATED SO WELL ABROAD." - PHIL SMOOT - FILM PRODUCER - PHIL CO-PRODUCED AND DIRECTED ALIEN OUTLAW(RELEASED 1988 - SALES TO TERRITORIES IN ASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE), ONE OF THE FIRST DIRECT-TO-VIDEO MOTION PICTURES, WHICH FEATURED BRAD ALAN JAKUBSEN SONGS "NO GREATER COWBOY" AND "ALIEN OUTLAWS," SUNG BY BRAD. HE HAS WORKED IN MOTION PICTURES , OFTEN AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OR PRODUCTION MANAGER, ON SUCH TITLES AS HELLRAISER III, CHILDREN OF THE CORN II, AND A HOLIDAY JOURNEY.

" BRAD CAME TO ME AS A YOUNG SONGWRITER SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH BRAD'S WRITING THAT I RECORDED SEVERAL OF HIS SONGS IN A CASSETTE ALBUM." - SUE HIATT OF "THE SUE HIATT SHOW" - SUE , WHO HAS TRAVELED MUCH OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AS A SINGER, IS THE FOUNDER OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, INC. SUE, WHO HAS BEEN CALLED " THE FIRST LADY OF COUNTRY MUSIC IN NORTH CAROLINA," HAS DEVOTED MUCH OF HER TIME TO HELPING MUSICIANS. SHE HAS HELPED BRAD, ENCOURAGED HIM ABOUT HIS SONGS AND HIS VOICE, AND, IN FACT, IT WAS SUE WHO GAVE BRAD HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ON A TELEVISION SHOW AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER.

" DURING THE TEN YEARS I'VE KNOWN BRAD, A DECADE WHICH HAS INCLUDED A NUMBER OF LATE-NIGHT, COFFEE-DRINKING, 'WHAT-DO-YOU-THINK-ABOUT-THIS-IDEA-FOR-THE-SECOND-VERSE' SESSIONS WITH HIM, THE ONE THING THAT HAS ALWAYS IMPRESSED ME MOST IS HIS STEADFAST COMMITMENT TOWARD PERFECTING HIS SONGWRITING GIFT. THERE ARE LOTS OF RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS, BUT NO SUCCESS PRINCIPLE WILL WORK IF YOU DON'T. BRAD WORKS! " - DARRYL HICKS - NOT ONLY AN AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER BUT ALSO A BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND AWARD WINNING VIDEO PRODUCER/SCRIPTWRITER, DARRYL CO-AUTHORED TWO OF THE SONGS IN THE " LOVE, BRAD " LINE UP OF LOVE SONGS WITH BRAD, "DOIN' NOTHIN' WITH YOU" AND "QUESTIONS."


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