President & CEO
Brad joined WNIN as President & CEO in 2013. He is an experienced and successful television producer & executive, with experience in both public and commercial television. In 1994, he founded Bradley David Productions and began producing innovative programming for national cable networks like TNN and the Speed Channel.
Brad created the popular My Classic Car as well as many other successful automotive programs. The long-running My Classic Car is one of the most profitable automotive lifestyle programs on cable television. In 2005, he created the ground-breaking comedy Texas Hardtails for SPEED Channel. The series was the first American television series to combine a real-life business, Strokers Dallas, along with the actual employees, into a scripted comedy.
In 2004, Brad co-wrote, produced, and directed the independent film NOVEM. This music based film tells the story of nine college students that got together and embarked on an epic six-day recording session at a remote recording studio- producing a mini-masterpiece of an album: ten introspective songs that preserved their mood, hopes and fears for generations. The film won numerous awards on the film festival circuit and was released theatrically in the U.S. and Japan. It continues to be a favorite on national cable in Canada.
Early in his career, Brad worked for WEHT & Jim Gilmore Productions in Evansville and West Michigan Public Television in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Murray State University in 1983 with a degree in radio & television management.
In 2010, he sold Bradley David Productions to his business partner and formed Brad Kimmel Media to produce quality entertainment programming for cable networks and to produce a series of film projects.
Brad lives in Evansville with his wife Mary. They have five children and eight grandchildren.