BIO

INTRO

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 host an award-winning American morning radio show which has 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.

(Left) Gene & Julie's wedding was covered in the New York Times, (Center) Gene & Julie receive the "Oscar" of the radio industry from the National Association of Broadcasters, (Right) Gene & Julie were guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

(Left) Gene & Julie’s wedding was covered in the New York Times, (Center) Gene & Julie receive the “Oscar” of the radio industry from the National Association of Broadcasters, (Right) Gene & Julie were guests on Oprah.

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.

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, former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo and CMA winner Toby Keith 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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.

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’s enthusiastic listeners gathered furniture for a displaced Hurricane Katrina evacuee, raised 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.

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:

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 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.

Gene & Julie feature Johnson Lexus and Coquette Brasserie on "WRAL Out & About"-- it's a great partnership with great clients.

Gene & Julie feature Johnson Lexus and Coquette Brasserie on “WRAL Out & About”– it’s a great partnership with great clients. Click the image above to watch their Date Night segment.

OTHER PLATFORMS 

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!  

Gene & Julie's relationship column in Jezebel Magazine

Gene & Julie’s relationship column in Jezebel Magazine.

 

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.

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