Bouncing Back from job loss

Radio host Marilyn Russell

Host Lisa Bien discusses the path to rebuilding one’s confidence after losing a job on a new episode of Bouncing Back with Lisa Bien. Lisa talks to radio host Marilyn Russell about the day she got the news that her show was getting a new host. Russell, a Philadelphia native, felt that her days in radio were over. After some time, she learned to cope with the blow, and she got an offer at Philly’s 98.1 WOGL. She bounced back to find bigger and better avenues in her career.

Russell started in radio in 1993 at Philly’s modern rock, 103.9 WDRE. Alternative music was just beginning to take hold and Russell hosted the new music show and local music show. She was also the station’s music director. In 1998 she hosted mornings with co- hosts Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison at Y100. Russell then joined Greater Media in 2003 where she worked at both WMGK and the Ben FM morning show. In 2004 she began writing “Woman of the Week,” a blog celebrating extraordinary achievements by local and national women which later became a radio show on Ben FM. The show has helped various non-profits publicize events, programs and fund-raisers of all kinds.

Watch the premiere of this episode of Bouncing Back on TUTV this Monday October 15 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.

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