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.

Karen Lavery and SHE Spot Weekend and Magazine

What are you doing Mother's Day Weekend...we've got just the event for you with Mom, your sisters, your besties...the whole gang!

It's SheSpot Weekend and you'll get all the details by listening here to Founder of SheSpot the Magazine and SheSpot the weekend (May 9th/10th and 11th) Karen Lavery. This will be an absolute blast and there's lots going on for Friday/Saturday and Sunday.

Like em on Facebook - She Spot Weekend

More importantly, join in the fun, cause well, you know "girls just wanna have fun."


Women's Resource Center

Morgan Lewis’s Chair-Elect Jami McKeon to Keynote Women’s Resource Center Leadership Luncheon (sold out but we want you to know about Jami and the extraordinary work being done by Women's Resource Center.

Jami Wintz McKeon, the first female Chair-elect at global law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in its 140-year history, will be the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon, which benefits the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Wayne. Themed Creating Your Path to Success, the Women’s Leadership Luncheon will take place at the Hyatt at the Bellevue on Broad Street in Philadelphia on Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ms. McKeon, who is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice, will share insights on how women can create their own paths to success.


Lauren Hart

Martrie Johnson - Home of the Sparrow

Hey Single Mom's - this ONE is for you!

My guest is Matrie Johnson from Home of the Sparrow and they're doing this great event in Chester County - The Single Mothers' Conference, April 12th - FREE Event 8-3 a.m. at Henderson HS, West Chester, PA.

Do you know a Single Mom who would benefit from this? They'll be sharing legal advice, great resource information and contacts, plus Breakfast and Lunch is included AND you can bring the kids!


Dana Dabek from North Light Community Center

Featured guest Dana Dabek, Director of Institutional Advancement shared North Light's Mission to enable people of all ages and abilities in our communities, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens through initiatives that support and enrich children, teens, and families.

North Light Community Center's vision is to support and strengthen our diverse neighborhoods by meeting the evolving needs of individuals and families. We work to develop the whole person from educating to providing sustenance, and thus, cultivate a vibrant community.

Runners-sign up for their 5K run this Sunday - info at


Wine, Women, Shoes and YOU 3-30-14

Wine, Women & Shoes

Join Marilyn Russell and the Ben Party Patrol for the Alzheimer's Association of Delaware Valley Chapter at Wine, Women & Shoes event on Sunday, March 30th at the Valley Forge Military Academy (1001 Eagle Rd). Sip world-class wine, savor delectable bites, shop the latest in shoes & accessories, bid on one-of-a-kind auction items, and kick up your heels for a high-energy fashion show featuring Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City designers and Project Runway winner, Philly’s own, Dom Streater!

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Ann Karlen - Founding Director of Fair Food

Ann is the founding Director of Fair Food, launched in 2001 to promote humane sustainable agriculture in Philadelphia region using a market-based approach. In 2003, she launched the Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market, a social enterprise business selling all-local products from over 90 family farmers and producers. She was a member of the Management Team that launched Common Market Philadelphia in 2008, a values-driven business that aggregates and distributes local food to area institutions. Ms. Karlen consults with farmers and wholesale buyers such as chefs and grocers to help build lasting business relationships, and serves on several advisory boards including the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council appointed by Mayor Nutter. Read more...

Jade Starling

Best know for "Catch Me I'm Falling" her huge hit with Pretty Poison, Jade Starling is still making great dance tunes...she stopped in to share details on an upcoming project, the success she's having with internet-driven programs like "Kick-Starter" and more...and how that great little tune from 1988 still surfaces in unexpected places. Tune in to hear from from Jade!


ConKerr Cancer PJ Party is March 21st

On March 21st, support Wayne, PA based nonprofit ConKerr Cancer and their international network of children, parents, and volunteers affected by life-changind illnesses for a fun night out at the Please Touch Museum called the ConKerr Cancer PJ Party. Read more...

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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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