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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.

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...

Juhi Pathak from Team Adam - "The Voice"

From Battle rounds to Knock-Out Rounds...whose gonna make Juhi's spirit! Read more...

Halloween for Kids - with @frugalphillymom-Linda Vertlieb

There's so much to do this weekend with the kids for Halloween, we have our expert Linda Vertlieb aka FrugalPhillylMom break it down for us...she and her kids are ready to go!  She's scoured the internet to find the right activities at the right price (mostly FREE) for Halloween this weekend and on 10/31 Read more...

Matthew Schuler - Voice Contestant and Potentially WINNER!

What is it about this kid from Yardley...he rocks my world...I think he's got what is takes to win this season of "The Voice"  tune in and let me know if you agree...he was really fun to talk with! Read more...

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