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Husband, wife team to take over Mix mornings

Posted July 6, 2014 9:25 p.m. EDT
Updated July 7, 2014 9:26 a.m. EDT

— Husband-wife team Gene and Julie Gates will take over July 28 as morning hosts on MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM.

“'The Gene and Julie Show' is smart, funny and real, elements we believe relate to the core MIX listener,” station general manager Ardie Gregory said.

“This is a proven morning show with great chemistry and a successful track record. We know that personalities are a powerful asset for traditional radio and are very excited that Gene and Julie are joining us.”

Gene and Julie Gates met in 1995 and have lived and worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and, most recently, Dallas on KVIL, where they were the first show in thirteen years to return mornings to #1 in the ratings.

“We have learned so much and have so many great stories to tell,” said Gene Gates. “We can’t wait to start our new show in the Triangle!”

Gene and Julie were looking for a place to put down roots and raise their daughter, Sophia, and the Triangle fits that bill. 

“Since we’ve had our daughter, we’ve wanted nothing more than to stay in one place and immerse ourselves in that community,” said Julie Gates.

When The Gene & Julie Show begins, MIX 101.5 listeners will have a familiar voice in Vanna Fox, who will continue to provide traffic reports. WRAL news and weather updates will be a part of the new morning format as well.