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.

Shawn Bullard, the first African American TV Bachelor, star of Match Made In Heaven on WeTV.

Philadelphia real estate magnate Shawn Bullard stars in WE tv¹s new reality dating series Match Made in Heaven. As TV¹s first African American TV bachelor, Shawn searches for his love connection among 24 eligible bachelorettes but there¹s a twist: Shawn also receives guidance from Pastor Ken Johnson (spiritual advisor to the Indianapolis Colts) as well as his own outspoken mother who has moved in with the bachelorettes and offers her (often unsolicited) advice about her future daughter in law. The show airs at 11pm on WeTV.


Maya Angelou, Legend, Author, Activist, Poet, Cook!

In celebration of the amazing Maya Angelou, the U.S. Postal Service will be issuing stamps with her likeness. Marilyn got to interview the reenowned and beloved author Maya Angelou as she returned to the kitchen with her second cookbook, Great Food, All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart, filled with time-tested recipes and the initimate, autobiographical sketches of how they came to be. 

Deborah Block, Artistic Director-Theatre Exile

There's a real buzz in the Philly theater community right now as Theatre Exile presents "The Whale" now through March 1st. We wanted to learn more-meet Theatre Exile's Artistic Director Deborah Block and learn why this critically acclaimed show by Samuel D. Hunter is getting raves reviews. "The Whale" is a big-hearted by dark comic story about a 600-pound man's last chance for acceptance and redemption as he struggles to connect in the 21st century. Read more...

Terri O Connell, Mkt Chairperson, Alice Paul Institute

Do you know about the Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey? Educate, empower, LEAD, that's what Alice Paul did...please join them Thursday, March 19th at 6 p.m. at the Westin Mt. Laurel as they honor the women who embody the spirit of Alice Paul at the 2015 Alice Paul Equality Awards. Tune in to learn lots more from Chairperson Terri O'Connell. This event supports wonderful leadership programs for girls. Read more...

Stephanie Austin, Chair, Wear Red American Heart Association

It's Heart Month and Marilyn really wanted to share Stephanie's extraordinary story of survival. When you listen you'll hear why she's ultimately committed to providing information that could potentially save women's lives. Stephanie also is a chairperson for the American Heart Association's Wear Red Luncheon - save the date for this year's luncheon - May 13th. Read more...

Terri Matthews - Jaden's Voice

Terri Matthews joins Marilyn Russell to share details on her locally-based autism non-profit Jaden's Voice and shares information on next week's Philly Business Fashion Week-yes, there are some events discussed you may want to know about. But, Terri and in particular Jaden's story is incredible...tune in to see for yourself :-). Read more...

Greatest Love Song of All-Time?

Marilyn and I chose our top 5 favorite Love Songs of All-Time... Let us know if you agree/disagree with our lists. Read more...

The Divorcees Club

Lorina Marshall-Blake, Independence Blue Cross Foundation

On Wednesday, March 25th, United Way will host the 2015 Women's Initiative Gala, the signature event supporting Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow. Read more...

Lee Daniels, Writer, Director, Philadelphian

If you're watching Fox's "Empire" you definitely want to hear how it all got started, plus Lee is one of the coolest guys in the world. "Empire" trends every week cause people are talking about it and we're completely hooked! Oh he's also working on a new movie that will rock! Listen in to hear what that's all about! ~ Marilyn Read more...
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