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“Gene & Julie,” suddenly former KVIL duo, will open Battuto Italian Kitchen in Far North Dallas


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Gene and Julie (photo: Facebook)

Gene and Julie (photo: Facebook)

 

Gene and Julie, the incredibly successful morning drive time duo on KVIL-FM for eight years, were just dismissed from the station. Good job, but time to go in another direction, they said. So, naturally, Gene and Julie will do what you or I or any newly unemployed person would do. They’re going to open a restaurant. Italian. In Far North Dallas. Red sauce and pasta kind of place, says a chef friend who was approached a few weeks ago but declined the deal. They’re calling it “a rustic, farm-to-table Italian neighborhood restaurant.”

Battuto Italian Kitchen is taking over the ill-fated II Brothers restaurant at 18101 Preston Road. G&J say Battuto will open in February. (Battuto, like soffrito, is a finely chopped flavor base of veggies, btw.)

And don’t forget: you still have time to register for this.

 

7 Comments

  1. Miriam    4/18/2013

    I miss Gene &Julie. Can’t beleive that you were dismissed. Have they lost their mind or what????? I still listened because we had Julie DeHarty,but now she is gone. I’m changing stations. Do not like the new ladies at all.

  2. Sue Busch    3/7/2013

    I was on vacation the same time Gene and Julie were. Then off to Malaysia for a month doing business….then coming back and getting back in the swing, not hearing my two favorite morning people thinking maybe one or the other might be sick and hearing Tony Zaza – love ya Tony, but miss my Gene and Julie to get me to work…
    Glad you both are not sick, but shame on the station! Still hearing their voices for weight loss, but that is not enough. Much success with your restaurant – will have to come and dine with family and friends.
    You are the BEST!

  3. michele kidson    1/23/2013

    kept waiting for gene and julie to get back from vacation. tony is great but we were set in our ways. glad to hear that the new restaurant venture(and adventure) is well underway. hope to get to dine there some day. best wishes to a couple who have made mornings more pleasant for my family and me for many years.

  4. Dona    1/22/2013

    I too am broken hearted. I called to ask where you guys were and could not believe you were gone. I loved waking up to KVIL and Gene and Julie. You are amazing and such a great team. I’m having a hard time listening in the morning. I too may have to find a new station. I wish you great success in your new endeavor and look forward to dining at Battuto very soon and seeing you both.

  5. LINDA    1/16/2013

    I KEPT WAITING FOR YOU GUYS TO RETURN TO THE AIR. DAYS WENT BY AND THEN I BECAME CONCERNED AND STARTED LOOKING FOR NEWS ON LINE AS TO WHAT HAD BECOME OF YOU. I AM HEART BROKEN. I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO YOU SINCE YOU STARTED. I LOVED ALL THE GAMES “BEAT DAVID RANKIN, BIG FAT LIAR, INTERVIEWS, YOUR SASSY GERU ! EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. I MISS JULIE D LAUGHING AT GENE ON THE AIR. YOU GUYS WERE MY FAMILY ON THE WAY TO WORK EVERY DAY. I AM BROKEN HEARTED. TRUELY BROKEN HEARTED. ANYWAY IN HELL YOU CAN COME BACK TO ALL OF US WHOSE EARS ACHE FOR THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICES ?
    LINDA LOYAL LISTENER

    ITS ALMOST TO PAINFUL TO LISTEN TO 103.7 ANYMORE. LOVE TONY BUT HE DOES NOT BELONG WITH DAVID AND JULIE D. YOU GUYS BELONG THERE.

  6. Stacy Magers    1/16/2013

    I miss you both and want you back on air. Where do I sign petition? I have listened to KVIL since October 1982. I have been a loyal listener, but I am changing stations, If you can;t come back!

    Stacy Magers
    214-729-1931

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