Almost in every country where there are Filipinos, there is undoubtedly a fan of Joe D’Mango’s popular radio program, Love Notes. Then a widely-followed show that debuted on DWTM in 1989, Love Notes ran on local radio for more than two decades.
It eventually spawned a movie directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes in 1995, a TV series, a weekly column, a pocketbook and an album series. Love Notes ended sometime in 2012.
However, even after Joe and his family migrated to Canberra, Australia the following year, he was compelled to revive Love Notes this time on YouTube via his own exclusive channel Dear Joe TV.
On April 27, 2021, Joe launched the first official Love Notes video. “I wasn’t expecting anything fancy,” he offers. “But when the first two introductory videos appeared and the first official Love Notes episode was aired, I was flooded with hundreds of comments and encouragement from many of the original listeners of Love Notes. They were ecstatic about the return of the program that has been part of their growing up years.”
Netizens were immediately excited upon learning that Love Notes is back with weekly episodes on YouTube. Apparently, the program has been embraced again by listeners this time in a different medium. Love Notes digital edition subsequently attracted fans from different parts of the globe.
Curve Entertainment recently reconnected with Joe to start a partnership and provide the music to Love Notes online. The themes will play a very important role in the storylines being featured weekly. It helped that Joe has maintained a long-standing relationship with Curve Entertainment executives Narciso Chan and Mario Joson.
The recording outfit will also release a Love Notes digital album, featuring tracks of their artists that will be promoted alongside the Love Notes brand.
Nasser is one artist who will grace the Love Notes digital album. His single, I Honestly Love You, is one of the tracks featured. The acoustic duo, BOU (Both Of Us), with Natasia and Sherman, contributes the cut, Let Me Be the One, to the digital compilation.
Other artists appearing in the Love Notes digital album and in the YouTube series are Emmy Cayabyab, with a track produced by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, as well as alternative rock band Kilos, whose songs became perfect fit for two of the most followed episodes in the series.
Love Notes can be streamed on Tuesdays, 8 p.m. on Joe D’Mango’s YouTube channel, Dear Joe TV.