When Gene and Julie Gates wed in the middle of Grand Central Terminal, the New York Times covered the story. When Oprah Winfrey heard about Gene & Julie, she booked them on her talk show. Gene & Julie host an award-winning American radio show which has aired in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Raleigh. In Dallas (2005-2013) they were deemed a "Power Couple" by Grand Luxe Magazine, "People We Love" by D Magazine and they were the first show in 13 years to return KVIL mornings to #1 in the ratings. Most recently, The Gene & Julie Show aired on WRAL/Raleigh, where it ranked #1 and was recognized with a Marconi Award ("Large Market Personality of the Year") from the National Association of Broadcasters. As parents of a young daughter, Gene & Julie have a soft spot in their hearts for kids. They helped raise over $4.5 million for children's hospitals and have been honored with two Wishmaker Awards from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.