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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.

Kelly Nierstedt, Assistant VP, Virtua

Kelly Nierstedt joined Marilyn to share her expertise as Assistant Vice President for the Women's and Children's Service Line at Virtua. Kelly is responsible for overseeing strategy, program development and growth, as well as driving clinical quality in the Women's and Children's Service Line. When you listen, you'll hear why Kelly is a force at Virtua, and an integral part of creating the Virtua for Women Program, including the addition of the Virtua Medial Group's Women's Primary Care and Wellness Center for Integrated Medicine. Read more...

Major Hester Dixon, Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign has begun...tune in to hear why they need our help. Major Dixon is always such a joy to sit with...her passion for helping people in our community is admirable and she works tirelessly toward the goal all year long...but asks you to help this time of year :-) ~ Marilyn Read more...

Nadine Schwalb - Christmas Village (open now)

Nadine Schwalb grew up in a small village in south western Germany situated in the contemplative Forest of Odes. As a student at University of Mannheim she has a background in business administration and cultural studies such as German studies. She is working as a freelancer for two magazines writing about cultural events, art and film. In order to fuse both business and culture she helps to organize a variety of events from poetry slams to band contests to street theatre festivals. Having spent the last Winter in northern Sweden she immediately took the opportunity to work for Christmas Village in Philadelphia and spend another half a year abroad. Bringing some German Culture to America is her current mission with working as Event Manager for Christmas Village in Philadelphia. Tune in to hear my conversation with this driven young lady...she shares lots of details on this season at our Christmas Village in Philadelphia ~ Marilyn Read more...

Evening of Style & Grace - Universal Companies

Interview features conversation with both Faatimah and Kenny Gamble...she firmly believes that "No matter where you come from, no matter what your backgrounds is or has been, you can overcome and you can excel and propel if you have certain skills." Faatimah and her husband Kenny Gamble (legendary Sound of Philly) use their style and grace to give back to the community in a myriad of ways, through Pearls of Wisdom, a character building and social etiquette program, alongside Boys to Men. They are both staunch promoters of wellness as a community and together they acquired 160 pieces of property to start a community development program. Together they have a great partnership and we hope you can support them. One of their biggest fundraisers is this Wednesday, "Evening of Style and Grace," University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street, Philly. Read more...

Renee Chenault-Fattah - NBC-10

It's always a privilege to chat with Renee, news anchor from NBC-10 and now you can hear Renee on BEN FM in the 3pm hour with "10 on BEN." She gives you all the latest news prior to her 4 o'clock newscast on NBC-10. Read more...

Michael's Way

Sue Daugherty, Executive Director MANNA

Like the holidays, Manna's "Pie in the Sky" only comes around once a year...so...order up folks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, any upcoming Holiday event, because the proceeds help Manna get nourishment to people who really need the care. By the way, there's a new item you can get 365-days outta the year...tune in to learn more about that. Read more...

Amanda Carl talking about the American Lung Association’s new nationwide campaign, LUNG FORCE

Amanda Carl, a successful leader at IBM, knows the impact of lung cancer firsthand. Ten days after her father was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, he passed away. She has also lost her grandmother and uncle to small cell lung cancer and her aunt is currently fighting a terminal lung cancer diagnosis. Read more...

Alysia Reiner - Fig on "Orange Is The New Black"

Alysia is in town this weekend helping with a Career Wardrobe Fundraiser Sunday, November 9th. On the show, she's not so nice...but in real life, she's super sweet...tune in! Read more...

Judi Goldstein is Vice President of The Renfrew Center Foundation.

Judi Goldstein is Vice President of The Renfrew Center Foundation. Renfrew is the nation’s first residential eating disorder treatment facility and largest network of eating disorder treatment centers. Read more...

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