Woman of the Week

 

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.
 

Nicole DeBotton Robinson

Locally, the ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting Delaware County women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Since the program’s inception in 1982, more than 6,500 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, this is the 27th award for Delaware County, but the first for Nicole...if you missed the show Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. - tune in here and see why she was chosen! Read more...

Brooke Hersch, King of Prussia District

Meet Brooke Hersche from King of Prussia District as she shares all the details on the upcoming "Beerfest Royale." And of course, join Marilyn Russell and the Party Patrol on Saturday, October 4th for the King of Prussia Beerfest Royale! Sample incredible beer (many exclusive) from local and regional craft to hard-to-find international brands under grand tents, outdoors at the King of Prussia Mall. Over the course of two sessions - More than 50 different brewers will be on hand providing 5 oz. samples PLUS the King of Prussia restaurants will be serving up delicious food for purchase (all under $10!). Rock out with live music on two stages, dance with authentic German dancers, relax with a cigar in their Cigar Lounge, and enjoy a perfect day in KOP!

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Kristin Detterline

Tune in to my conversation with Kristin Detterline so you know what's hot in fashion this fall, where to shop till you drop and everything you need to know about "The Philly Collection." This young lady has style and class...and understands the right accessories help :-) Read more...

Mimi Castaldi, Winner, "Bad Beat for Hunger"

Mimi Castaldi has 25 years of management experience in the public and nonprofit sector. But, she's also, turns out a great poker player and super generous person! I had the pleasure of meeting her a few weeks back at the "Bad Beat for Hunger" poker tournament, a benefit for the Food Bank of South Jersey, presented by Cabot Creamery. Not only did she win the tournament, a cash-prize of $9,000, she donated 100% of her winnings to the charity! Read more...

Alex Holley, Good Day Philly, Fox 29

She's here...and she's fabulous. Tune in to hear her very first impression of Mike Jerrick, and what so far has been her favorite Philly spot! She's cool and even though she's from Dallas, she's not a Cowboy's fan...so she can stay :) Read more...

Sheena Parven


Karen Moyer, Co-Founder/The Moyer Foundation

Karen Moyer joined Marilyn Russell Sunday to share details of the Moyer Foundation's Summer Camps, Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa. Camp Erin is a child bereavement camp serving more than 12,600 children since it's inception in 2002.Camp Mariposa is a free, first of it's kind program created in 2007 by the Moyer Foundation hosting kids on weekends cope with a parent who abuses alcohol or illicit drugs (more than 8.3 million kids live with at least one parent who abuses or is dependent on alcohol or drugs). Read more...

Jennifer Horan, Dream Program in Philadelphia

The DREAM Program builds communities of families and college students that empower youth from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams. I had the pleasure of learning more from Jennifer Horan who's proud of the growth of the program which launched a few years back in New England...how perfect is the Philly landscape with all our amazing colleges and universities here! Jennifer answers that and honestly, she feels like she's living the "dream" - tune in to hear and learn more ~ Marilyn Read more...

Yael Lehmann, Executive Director, The Food Trust

Do you know about Night Market? If you're a food truck fanatic like me, you'll want to know that Night Market, a Food Trust presentation is on for this Thursday in West Philadelphia, Lancaster Ave at 35th Street starting at 6:00 p.m. They're expecting a big crowd so Yael Lehman recommends early arrival (Chill Moddy is performing :). Yael would also love to hear from you @thefoodtrust if you've got a few spare hours a week to help them with their mission of providing healthy meals in and around our area for folks who maybe aren't getting the right stuff in their neighborhoods. Tune in to hear more about Yael and the Food Trust ~ Marilyn Read more...

Wendy Hamilton, GM Sugar House Casino

Every now and I again, I get to meet rock stars, Wendy, while not in a band, is an absolute rock star and her Sugar House Casino team of 1,100 are her back-up performers. Wendy is General Manager at Sugar House which has been names a "Best Place to Work" in Philly by the PBJ and a "Top Workplace" from Philly.com three years in a row. Listen to my conversation with Wendy here and you will understand why it's not just the patrons (you and I) at the casino who are having all the fun! Wendy's enthusiasm and energy are palpable and very very effective. Outside of the casino, she serves on the Board of the Police Athletic League and is an executive committee member for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Perfect for one of my favorite Philly natives! ~ Marilyn Read more...
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