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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.

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Marilyn and Donnie's Big Game Prop Bets

The winner of the prop bets gets to write something really nice about themselves that the other will have to read aloud on-air. Should be entertaining! Read more...

Bradley Cooper celebrates his 40th Birthday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Last night, Bradley Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new film "American Sniper." It also happened to be his 40th Birthday... So how did they celebrate? By rockin' the Air Guitar, of course! Read more...

Max Gottesfeld - Fine Wine & Good Spirits

Does choosing the right wine or spirit cause you confusion? Never sure what bottle to gift, what wine to serve at holiday pair with food and more. Max Gottesfeld, CSW, FWS, Retail Wine Specialist for PA Wine & Spirits Store (Chestnut Street/Philly) can break it down for you. You've got questions-he's got answers. In fact, most every Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in PA has specialists at the don't stress, just ask, they are happy to help you with your wine and spirits choices this Season. They, of course, insist you drive responsibly :-) ~ Marilyn Read more...

Marilyn with Voice Contestant and Fan Fav Matt McAndrew

From Team Adam on the Voice, meet Matt McAndrew, University of the Arts (Philadelphia) graduate and native of Barnegat Light, NJ. He's a cool cat with very diverse musical taste and we like that about him, after all Ben is all about variety! Let's keep em entertaining us weekly on NBC's "The Voice" by voting. Read more...

"YOU: The Owner's Manual" - Updated with Dr. Oz

10 years later the new and improved/updated version of 'YOU" is in stores tomorrow and it's in paperback form. Read more...

Willow Shields - Primrose Everdeen in "Catching Fire"

Adorable young actress who shares details on working with Jennifer Lawrence and the making of "Catching Fire" the number one movie in the world right now! Read more...

Time for some Wings - Brett Manney Stopped by with Deets

and how you can get a little discount on your ticket purchase for the upcoming Philadelphia Wings Season.  They've created a special code for Ben FM listeners...if you're buying tix, you gotta know the code:  WINGBEN - listen to Brett here and visit for more info.  Support em - they're really good guys.  Home Opener is Sunday, January 12th Read more...

One of Our Pennsylvania Contestants from "The Voice" - James P Wolpert

Battled and won!  Now how will he do in the Knockout Round?  We are hoping he'll get thru to the live show...go James! Read more...

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