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 invited them as guests on her show. Gene & Julie hosted an award-winning American radio show which aired in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Raleigh. Between 2005-2013, The Gene & Julie Show was based at KVIL/Dallas, where it was the first show in thirteen years to return mornings to #1 Women 25-54. Most recently, the program aired on WRAL-FM in Raleigh-Durham, where it ranked #1 Women 25-54, #1 Adults 25-54 and was recognized with the “Large Market Personality of the Year” Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.
THEY’RE MARRIED, WORK TOGETHER AND HAVEN’T KILLED EACH OTHER
A unique twist to the show is Gene & Julie are married. Listeners get a behind-the-scenes peek at a real marriage, and they love to laugh at how relationships can be painfully embarrassing. Like the time Gene secretly recorded Julie in her sleep…
The Gene & Julie Show is all about what’s going on in the community while also having fun with relationships, pop culture, celebrity interviews and lots of listener interaction.
In addition to having fun on the air, Gene & Julie love rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in the community. They have a soft spot in their hearts for schools and spend many afternoons reading to kids and volunteering as Room Parent at their daughter Sophia’s school. They also love jumping in to help raise money for children’s hospitals or other community needs… including getting winter coats for kids:
(Click above video to see G&J offer a VIP experience during the Coats For The Children telethon.)
While on the air Gene & Julie coordinate grassroots efforts to help others including holding a furniture drive to help a displaced Hurricane Katrina evacuee, creating red “Pray for Japan” bracelets to assist with tsunami relief efforts and spearheading a fundraiser for Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting victims.
LISTENERS & CLIENTS
It goes without saying, but the REAL stars of The Gene & Julie Show are the listeners. Gene & Julie love interacting with the people who make their community a great place to live, 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 big prizes. They look forward to building a relationship with you on and off the air. Are you curious about what current listeners think about the show? Check it out:
Clients are an equally important component to the program, and Gene & Julie enjoy building personal relationships with their advertising partners. Advertiser satisfaction is of utmost importance and they are committed to making sure clients are absolutely delighted with their experience working with the show.
In addition to doing a morning radio show, Gene & Julie help other romantic couples who work together to successfully navigate the intersection of love and business with their Working Couple Network. Additionally, they have penned a relationship column for JEZEBEL magazine, appeared as Relationship Experts on HuffPost Live and contribute cooking and relationship segments to local television stations. They owned a restaurant and LOVE to hit the dining scene so there is a lot of food, dining and then naturally dieting talked about on the show (Gene is the one who cooks, but Julie gladly does the dishes). Here Gene & Julie dish up marital advice on HuffPost Live and say you should create Marriage Job Descriptions!