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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.

Joey DiJulio and Jeff Minetti - Bachelor Party Invite mishap

This story has gone viral as it should. A local guy, Jeff, is getting married to his fiance' Amy. That means one thing... Bachelor Party. During the invitation process, Jeff accidentally misspelled a buddy's name. The invitation was sent to a stranger in Seattle. That stranger is Joey DiJulio. Listen to our conversation with the 2 strangers, now turned, BFF's. Read more...

Rockin' Road Grill with Eddie Berner from The Flock of Seagulls

You might know Eddie Berner as the lead guitarist of the Flock of Seagulls, but now he is a musician turned chef/entrepreneur. He created the Rockin' Road Grill, a tour bus with a complete kitchen to cook for his guests. Read more...

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.


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...

Are your kids behaving badly? This guy will help!

Russell Frederick from Snellville, Georgia has a crazy way to discipline misbehaved children. Read more...

Want to hang with The Pope? Well, today you can!

The Pope is hosting a Google Hangout today at 10am. It would be pretty cool to "hang" with The Pope. Read more...

Steamiest Movie of All-Time?

50 Shades of Grey comes out next week. Magic Mike XXL comes out this summer. Both are extremely steamy! Read more...

Atlantic City named Most Romantic City in America

AC beat out the likes of New Orleans, San Antonio, and Key West. Way to go, AC!! Read more...

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...

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