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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.

Diane Heery - Casting Director for Heery Casting

Diane Heery is a casting director with over 20 years' experience, Diane is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America. She is the 2013 ARTIOS winner for casting "Silver Linings Playbook" and 2013 Primietime EMMY nominee for casting USA network's "Political Animals." Read more...

From "House Party Fit" meet Brooke Blair

Is your goal to move it and shake it a little for 2015? Well, we've got the girl for you! Brook Blair has been a fitness instructor for 10-years and certified for 7. She fell is love with dance fitness and is hoping it's contagious! She really wants YOU to get up and dance, having fun and getting fit along the way. Read more...

Katie Everett knows "Philly Gives"

Tune in to hear how she's helping non-profits spread their message a little louder, and potentially get a little help from their friends :-). Read more...

Liz Scott, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

WOW, Alex's Lemonade Stand has just reached an incredible milestone at their recent Lemon Ball Yes, they raised $100 million!!! Liz popped in to share details on the Lemon Ball (1/10/15), an annual fundraising event that celebrates volunteers and supporters of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. With live music and auction, this fundraiser, while reflective of the reason the Foundation exists, is a super fun way to support their efforts to raise money for research to cure childhood cancer! The goal was ambitious, but achievable-they did it...so congrats! Read more...

Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, American Red Cross

Tune in to learn more - Judge Hughes, CEO American Red Cross reminds you the Red Ball is the party of the year and it has purpose! Read more...

Team Philly - Celebrity Cruise Lines (All Women!)

And they're ready to help you plan the trip of a lifetime on one of their fabulous ships! Tune in here to learn why Celebrity is the perfect choice in 2015 to get to that #1 place on your bucket list! Read more...

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...

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