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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.
 

Lee Ann McDermott, ANTSO Winner Miss PA

Did you know there's a national scholarship organization for teens? America's National Teenager Scholarship Organization (ANTSO) and last year's winner is a PA native - the lovely and talented Lee Ann McDermott joined Marilyn to share all the details. They've got a big event coming up here May 2nd. Learn more at Nationalteen.com Read more...

Elizabeth Dee - Herremans Foundation's 3rd Annual Hoops for Help

Elizabeth Dee, fiance' of former Philadelphia Eagle Todd Herremans, talks about the Herremans Foundation's 3rd Annual Hoops for Help fundraiser. It happens Thursday, March 26th at Vie Restaurant. Read more...

Donna Hoffman, Founder, Women on Course

Marilyn talks to President and Founder, Women on Course - Donna Hoffman and learns why golf is so much more than getting the ball into the hole - it's a lifestyle, and a pretty cool one. Women on Course is about helping women to discover the joy of the golf lifestyle, the friends you make, the new outfits you want to wear on the course and the networking lunches, complete with a cocktail. Read more...

Operation Prom - Help Make Prom Dreams Come True

Do you have a dress you are willing to donate to a young woman in need of a Prom dress? Read more...

Meet Judy Weintraub, Owner at Skillbites

Skillbites.net offers the opportunity for business owners and professionals to leverage their experience to grow their business and professional reputation by providing an easy user-friendly publishing platform to publish a book. Judy also explains how Skillbites provides short, practical resources from top experts to enable you to make better use of your time and achieve superior results. Read more...

Brooke Hersh from King of Prussia District

Marilyn couldn't get Manager of Communications, King of Prussia District Brooke Hersh to share her very favorite restaurant in King of Prussia, but Brooke does share all the details on how many fabulous places she does frequent. Tune in and hear more about the restaurants she recommends you try this week for "Dine KOP" - King of Prussia Restaurant week March 2nd through the 8th. Read more...

Maya Angelou, Legend, Author, Activist, Poet, Cook!

In celebration of the amazing Maya Angelou, the U.S. Postal Service will be issuing stamps with her likeness. Marilyn got to interview the reenowned and beloved author Maya Angelou as she returned to the kitchen with her second cookbook, Great Food, All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart, filled with time-tested recipes and the initimate, autobiographical sketches of how they came to be. 
 
 
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Deborah Block, Artistic Director-Theatre Exile

There's a real buzz in the Philly theater community right now as Theatre Exile presents "The Whale" now through March 1st. We wanted to learn more-meet Theatre Exile's Artistic Director Deborah Block and learn why this critically acclaimed show by Samuel D. Hunter is getting raves reviews. "The Whale" is a big-hearted by dark comic story about a 600-pound man's last chance for acceptance and redemption as he struggles to connect in the 21st century. Read more...

Terri O Connell, Mkt Chairperson, Alice Paul Institute

Do you know about the Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey? Educate, empower, LEAD, that's what Alice Paul did...please join them Thursday, March 19th at 6 p.m. at the Westin Mt. Laurel as they honor the women who embody the spirit of Alice Paul at the 2015 Alice Paul Equality Awards. Tune in to learn lots more from Chairperson Terri O'Connell. This event supports wonderful leadership programs for girls. Read more...

Stephanie Austin, Chair, Wear Red American Heart Association

It's Heart Month and Marilyn really wanted to share Stephanie's extraordinary story of survival. When you listen you'll hear why she's ultimately committed to providing information that could potentially save women's lives. Stephanie also is a chairperson for the American Heart Association's Wear Red Luncheon - save the date for this year's luncheon - May 13th. Read more...

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06/12 · Melissa Etheridge
06/13 · Barry Manilow
06/13 · Whoopi Goldberg
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06/16 · John Mellencamp

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