THE GENE & JULIE SHOW

INTRO

When Gene and Julie Gates wed in Grand Central Terminal, the New York Times covered their whirlwind ceremony. When Oprah Winfrey heard about Gene and Julie she invited them to Chicago to be guests on her talk show. Gene & Julie are a dynamic husband-and-wife broadcasting duo whose morning radio show has aired in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Dallas.  Most recently, Gene & Julie hosted mornings on the legendary KVIL in Dallas where they were the first show in thirteen years to return the daypart to a #1 ranking with Women 25-54.

Gene & Julie were featured in the New York Times and guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show

Gene & Julie were featured in the New York Times and guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

POINT OF VIEW

The Gene & Julie Show is funny, real, contemporary and smart.  The fact that the hosts are married to each other brings a lot of comedy to the show.  Listeners laugh at how marriage can be painfully embarrassing, especially when one’s spouse is airing dirty laundry on the radio.  Like the time Gene secretly recorded Julie in her sleep…

 

The Gene & Julie Show is real, positive, funny and inclusive.  It is about relationships, pop culture, compelling celebrity interviews and fun listener interaction.  One of the most popular features is the Relationship Report Card when Gene & Julie give each other a letter grade based on how they did as spouses for the week.

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

The Gene & Julie Show has been recognized with two Marconi Award nominations from the National Association of Broadcasters.  For five consecutive years, industry trade magazine Radio & Records nominated The Gene & Julie Show as “Best Show” in America.  At the Achievement in Radio Awards, Gene & Julie were awarded “Best Show.” Grand Luxe magazine deemed Gene & Julie a “Power Couple” and Jezebel Magazine called them “Movers & Shakers: People Who Make the City.”

The Gene & Julie Show has received several accolades including Marconi Award nominations, industry magazine cover stories, and "Favorite Personalities" awards within their markets.

The Gene & Julie Show has received several accolades including Marconi Award nominations, industry magazine cover stories, and “Favorite Personality” awards within their broadcasting markets.

INTERVIEWS

Gene & Julie are excellent listeners so they don’t miss details that can lead to gold during an interview.  Their warmth puts guests at ease which makes them open up and feel like they’re chatting with friends.  During one segment country music cutie Kellie Pickler admitted she had breast augmentation, and the tabloids were falling all over themselves in response.  Keep in mind, Gene & Julie don’t conduct ”gotcha” interviews, they simply want to know something new so there is something of interest to their audience other than just hearing a canned pitch about the star’s latest book or movie deal.  Big name guests have ranged from Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman and Julie Andrews to recording artists Elton John, Toby Keith and P!nk.  The Gene & Julie Show is also a show where the mayor and governor know there’s an open invitation.

Some fun guests on The Gene & Julie Show over the years... Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Grammy Award winner P!nk, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo and CMA winner Toby Keith

Some fun guests on The Gene & Julie Show over the years… Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Grammy Award winner P!nk, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo and CMA winner Toby Keith.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

In addition to having fun on the air, Gene & Julie care deeply about their community.  They helped raise over $4 million for Children’s Medical Center Dallas, won two Wishmaker Awards from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and love getting behind grass roots efforts to make a difference.  They are not afraid to tackle serious issues when the community is moved by a major event.  As a result of listening to their audience’s desire to do something, Gene & Julie have coordinated a variety of grassroots efforts to make a difference.  Some of these events include a furniture drive to help a displaced Hurricane Katrina evacuee start her life over in Texas, creating red “Pray for Japan” bracelets to assist with tsunami relief efforts and spearheading a fundraiser for Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting victims.  Gene & Julie will never take credit for the results because they know the recognition should go to their amazing listeners– and their audience has always risen to the challenge when there was a need.

Gene & Julie are passionate about helping when there is a need globally or in their community.  They gathered furniture for a displaced Hurricane Katrina evacuee, helped raise money for Children's Medical Center with a radiothon, sold red "Pray for Japan" bracelets to raise money for tsunami relief efforts and held a fundraiser with a survivor of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings.

Gene & Julie are passionate about helping when there is a need globally or in their community. With their enthusiastic listeners they gathered furniture for a displaced Hurricane Katrina evacuee, helped raise money for Children’s Medical Center Dallas, printed and sold red “Pray for Japan” bracelets to raise money for tsunami relief efforts and held a fundraiser with a survivor of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings to offset the costs of counseling and emotional assistance for those impacted.

Gene & Julie held a fundraiser for Aurora, CO movie theater shooting victims.

Click to read a popular Dallas blogger’s coverage of Gene & Julie’s fundraiser for Aurora, CO movie theater shooting victims.

Gene & Julie are known as the guys in the white hats in their community… saving the day and sticking up for the underdog, like 11-year-old girl Harper Gruzins who was relentlessly cyber-bullied after singing the national anthem at a local sporting event and deemed “The Worst National Anthem Ever.”

Gene & Julie invite 11-year-old local singer to sing again after cyber bullying and death threats after her mistake singing the National Anthem.  They surprise her with a message from Christina Aguilera.

Gene & Julie invite 11-year-old Harper Gruzins to sing again after she received unprecedented cyber-bullying and death threats for her mistake while singing the National Anthem. During the show, Gene & Julie surprise Harper with an encouraging message from Christina Aguilera.  Click to watch the video.

Gene & Julie also enjoy lending their voices to great causes.  They emcee charity fundraisers for schools and great organizations like the American Heart Association.  They also emcee large community events like the Lenox Square Fourth of July Fireworks  display in Atlanta and the Dallas Children’s Medical Center Christmas Parade.

Gene &  Julie emcee large scale community events like the Lenox Square Fireworks Display which hosts 500,000 people and the Dallas Children's Medical Center Christmas Parade which entertains 400,000 visitors along the route.

Gene & Julie emcee large scale community events like the Lenox Square Fireworks Display in Atlanta which hosts 500,000 people and the Dallas Children’s Medical Center Christmas Parade which entertains 400,000 visitors along the parade route.

LISTENERS & CLIENTS

The real stars of The Gene & Julie Show are the listeners.  Gene & Julie adore their audience and love interacting with the people who make their community a great place to live.  They work diligently to find ways to personally connect with their listeners, whether it is taking the show on the road, coordinating exclusive behind-the-scenes “Gene & Julie Field Trips” or creating one-of-a-kind events to give away desirable prizes.

Gene & Julie love interacting with their listeners:  1) Personalized cocktail making class. 2) They told their listeners to "Bring us Your Biggest Chicken" to get backstage passes to the Dixie Chicks. 3) Gave away "One Year's Worth of Allowance" during a Halloween costume contest.  4) Set-up two listeners on a "blind date" where they were blindfolded the entire time. 5) A hug from a sweet friend during a remote. 6) A Gene & Julie Field Trip to Cowboys Stadium. 7) A pizza-making class with listeners.  8) Giving away tickets to the Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals game. 9) The Grand Opening Party to Gene & Julie's Battuto Italian Kitchen.

Gene & Julie love interacting with their listeners in a variety of ways: 1) A VIP bartending class during a Gene & Julie Field Trip, 2) “Bring us Your Biggest Chicken” to win backstage passes to the Dixie Chicks, 3) Awarding “One Year’s Allowance” at a Halloween remote, 4) A ”blind date” where listeners were blindfolded the entire meal while Gene & Julie fed them dinner, 5) A hug from a sweet friend at a remote, 6) An exclusive behind-the-scenes Gene & Julie Field Trip to Cowboys Stadium, 7) An authentic Naples pizza-making Gene & Julie Field Trip, 8) Giving away tickets to the Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals game, 9) The Grand Opening Party to Gene & Julie’s Battuto Italian Kitchen.

Clients are an equally important component to the program and Gene & Julie enjoy attending sales calls and creating successful advertising campaigns that attract new clients or deepen the relationship of current advertisers.  They excel at endorsements.  Advertiser satisfaction is of utmost importance to Gene & Julie and they are committed to making sure clients are absolutely delighted with their experience working with the show.

MULTIMEDIA PLATFORMS 

Gene & Julie are content creators and excel with multimedia platforms.  In addition to doing an entertaining morning show, they have penned a relationship column for JEZEBEL magazine, appear as relationship experts on HuffPost Live and contribute entertaining cooking and relationship segments to local television stations.

Gene & Julie's relationship column in Jezebel Magazine

Gene & Julie’s relationship column in Jezebel Magazine.

Gene & Julie initiate mutually beneficial partnerships with members of the media which creates goodwill and positive news coverage of the show.  They are comfortable on camera and quick on their feet to ad-lib during TV segments.  Fostering these important media relationships is how The Gene & Julie Show landed on American Idol.

Gene & Julie are comfortable on camera during media interviews and foster media partnerships.

Gene & Julie are comfortable on camera during media interviews and foster media partnerships.  These relationships helped get the show on American Idol.

Additionally, Gene & Julie were early adopters to social media and have an active relationship with their fans on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  They enjoy incorporating social media into their morning show as it’s an excellent place to vet show topics and find people with interesting stories.  They also started a blog called WorkingCoupleNetwork.com where they support and promote other crazy couples who decided to take the plunge to work together.
Gene & Julie started the WorkingCoupleNetwork blog to connect and promote couples who work together.

Gene & Julie started the WorkingCoupleNetwork blog to connect and promote couples who work together.

 FORMATS

The Gene & Julie Show succeeds on a variety of formats and has aired on:

HOT AC: KIOI/San Francisco, KPEK/Albuquerque, KOSO /Modesto

ADULT CONTEMPORARY: KVIL/Dallas, KBFB/Dallas, WLTM/Atlanta

COUNTRY: KZLA/Los Angeles

CHR/POP: KZQZ/San Francisco

AUDIO

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CONTACT

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