Gene & Julie Gates
When Gene and Julie Gates wed in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, the New York Times rushed to cover the story about their romantic ceremony. When Oprah Winfrey heard about Gene and Julie she invited them to Chicago to be guests on her talk show. Gene & Julie Gates are a dynamic husband-and-wife broadcasting duo who has aired their morning radio show to over 3.5 million listeners in some of America's most competitive markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Dallas.
Currently, Gene & Julie host mornings on Raleigh's legendary WRAL-FM, a crown-jewel property for Capitol Broadcasting Company. Their show is about their marriage, relationships and pop culture. Since their first broadcast together in 1995, Gene & Julie have attracted a flurry of media attention for their good work, including profiles in PARADE Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, ABC's "Nightline", NBC Nightly News, Country Music Television, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The Gene & Julie Show is recognized by the radio industry as one of the best in the country. At the Achievement in Radio Awards, Gene & Julie took home the "Best Morning Show" trophy. For five consecutive years, industry trade magazine Radio & Records nominated Gene & Julie as "Best Show" in America. Jezebel Magazine recognized Gene & Julie as "Movers & Shakers: The People Who Make the City." And to top if off, Gene & Julie won the "Oscar" of the radio industry: the 2015 Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.
Gene & Julie are relationship experts. They have written relationship columns for magazines, counseled couples on their relationships and spoken to millions of listeners on the radio. No matter where they go, everyone asks the same question: how do they spend so much time together without driving each other crazy? After being together 24/7 for the past twenty years, Gene & Julie have learned a lot about what it takes to create a happy relationship (get separate bathrooms). They have taken their advice and turned it into the Working Couple Network blog. They also deliver their "Couple Power" relationship workshop to convention audiences of all sizes.
When the microphones are off, Gene & Julie are passionate about exploring the beautiful Carolinas and enjoying family time with their 10-year-old daughter, Sophia.