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Author Marilyn

  • Marilyn

    95.7 BEN-FM Morning Show Host

    Morning Show Host for 95.7 Ben FM every weekday from 5am - 9am.

    10 Things to know about Marilyn

    1. I’m Addicted to Social Media - @MarilynRussell, or find me on Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram/Google and BlogSpot and Word Press
    2. I have seen the movie “Gladiator” like 150 times! Also love “GroundHog Day,” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Catching Fire,” “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Swingers,” “Wedding Crashers,” and anything with Paul Rudd
    3. Favorite interview – Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook.” Not just because he's so good-looking, but also smart, funny and local!
    4. I’m a Native Philadelphian, so I always have that “Rocky” spirit...yo, we never give up!
    5. My radio career spans 2-decades now and I wouldn't trade it for the world! I love what I do and love doing it my home town!
    6. Favorite Philly Sports Teams – Flyers and Phillies
    7. Philly Favorites Overall – Living in Manayunk – great architecture, fun bars and amazing bike path. Love D'Allesandro's and Caputo's too!
    8. I’m a music lover of course! Best Live Show EVER Clash at the Armory in the early 80's... also Nirvana at the same venue mid-90's
    9. Favorite Hobby… Dinning Out!... I’m not much of a cook…
    10. Motherhood – The Best Thing I've Ever Done! Teaches you the true meaning of love.
 

Chef Deb from Boardwalk Cupcakes

She's making some very special cupcakes for the upcoming AC Food and Wine Festival and YOU will want to try them...tune in to learn more...tix at ACFoodandWine.com. Read more...

Marie Blistan, VP, NJEA

The mission of the New Jersey Education Association is to advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of members, and promote a quality system of public education for all students. And yes, they work through the Summer months! Read more...

Juliette Lewis, Actress and Rocker

Juliette Lewis might be one of the coolest chicks Marilyn has ever spoken with! She called to discuss a few things...one a great movie project with Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad fame) called Hellion, on DVD and her upcoming music projects...yes, she's got new music and a tour coming soon...listen to get all the details. We love her from Cape Fear, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Kalifornia and so much more! Read more...

Kathy Burrows, PR Hershey

Summer means fun and a little bit of indulgence, right? Get out and enjoy all the great adventure parks in our area, and make a stop at Hershey Park. It's not just about chocolate folks...there's lots going on at Hershey...i.e. Art in the Garden, a Butterfly House, the Hershey Foundation (helping kids get a great education) and YES, that amazing hotel and spa...something for everyone as my guest Kathy Burrows explains. Read more...

Donna M Angotti, MD, FACS - Doylestown Hospital

Meet the newest addition to Doylestown Hospital Staff - Dr. Donna M. Angotti, who's joined the Department of Surgery/Breast Surgery. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and the care of high-risk patients. If you listen you'll get a greater understanding of just how much she brings to the table...very cool person. And this just in, the most recent data available from the National Cancer Data Base indicates that Doylestown Hospital finds breast cancer at earlier stages than other centers in PA. As you know, early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully! Read more...

Kristin Arniotis with Marilyn Russell

With inspiration and input from their autistic son Billy, Kristin and her husband put together "I have Autism and That's Okay!" Tune in to hear how Billy changed their lives and how people are responding to the project...Kristin's passion to spread awareness for treating autism is undeniable, you'll admire her - listen! Read more...

Diner En Blanc

Why are all these people dressed in white? Listen to my conversation with Natanya DiBono, co-creator of Philadelphia's "Diner En Blanc" and save the date for this year's - Thursday, August 21st...location, as always, to be determined! Read more...

Ben Falcone Re: "Tammy"

Marilyn spoke to Writer, Director, all around funny dude, Ben Falcone (Melissa McCarthy's husband) about "Tammy," the movie he and Melissa just worked on together. They met thru comedy and might be the coolest couple ever! You know Ben as (Not) Air Marshall Jon in the insanely funny "Bridesmaids." Tune in for the back story and what is what it's like to live and work with Melissa :) "Tammy" also stars Susan Sarandon, Allyson Janney and Kathy Bates! Looks hilarious. Read more...

WaWa Welcome America with Desiree Peterkin-Bell

Desiree is a City Representative and Mayor Nutter's Director of Communications, so who better to explain in detail everything YOU need to know about the upcoming "Welcome America" festival!

Tune in to hear why (and you may already know this)...there is NO better place to celebrate our independence than Philadelphia!

With Love, Marilyn :-)

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Patricia Gainey, Regional Director of AFSP

On Saturday June 28th, Philadelphia is hosting the AFSP "Out of the Darkness" overnight walk to raise funds for Life-Saving Suicide Research and prevention programs. Please listen to my conversation with the joyful and passionale Patricia Gainey, whose work as Regional Director here keeps her busy, but hopeful, very hopeful. Our conversation sparked memories of my own experience with a friend and moved me to tears. The Overnight Walk begins with a very inspiration opening ceremony as the sun sets over the Art Museum in the City of Brotherly Love.

Details at afsp.org, but if you listen you'll really feel the passion behind the work happening here and nationally; i.e. organizing local fundraising efforts and events, leading government advocacy efforts, providing resources for survivors of suicide loss and turning the tide on suicide statistics which are way too high!

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BEN-efits Club

Take advantage of all of the BEN-efits our club has to offer including ticket pre-sales, access to great prizes, and much more.Below is ust a few things you can win!

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