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Preston and Steve’s Campout for Hunger, Wissahickon High School’s Ramp Riot robotics competition, and John O’Hurley – host of the 2015 National Dog Show Download

00:27 Download November 13th, 2015

On the show… Preston and Steve’s Campout for Hunger – Wissahickon High School’s Ramp Riot robotics competition – and voice of BEN FM, John O’Hurley, host of the 2015 National Dog Show


First, Marilyn Russell catches up with her pals Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison from BEN-FM’s sister station WMMR about their incredible Campout For Hunger – now in its 18th year. The Campout for Hunger will be returning to XFINITY Live! on Monday, November 30 thru Friday, December 4 collecting non-perishable food items for Philabundance. The Campout is a ton of fun to attend, with a live broadcast of the Preston and Steve show each morning, plus musicians and celebrities stopping by all week long. An amazing event and effort for a cause that helps to feed thousands in our area. Check HERE for all of the details and please help by contributing if you are able.

Then, Kristen has team founder and coach Alan Ostrow by the BEN studio, along with two of Wissahickon High School’s Robotics Team members Dariya Roberts and Jessica Edelson to talk about their 16th Annual Ramp Riot Robotics Competition – Saturday, November 14th from 8am-5pm. The event is held in the Wissahickon High School gymnasium in Ambler, PA and attracts upwards of 2,500 spectators annually with 36 robotics teams competing. Stop by the event today – it’s FREE – and catch this amazing robotics competition along with face painting, prizes, robot driving zones, the Philly Phanatic and more! Find details on Ramp Riot HERE and for more on Wissahickon High School’s Team 341 and Miss Daisy herself, check HERE. The event is also a charity food drive, so be sure to bring your non-perishable food items with you!

Lastly, Marilyn chats with the Voice of BEN FM, John O’Hurley, who is in town to host the National Dog Show this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. For more information, click here. You will love when John narrates his new book “Why Does A Dog Have A Tail.”

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