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Valley Youth House and SREHUP

This week, Kristen speaks with Shawn Mack - the Development Officer and Alyssa Weinfurtner the Street Outreach Supervisor at Valley Youth House. Valley Youth House operates in 14 counties, touching over 30,000 youth and families every year. The organization has been there for young people with no where else to turn as a safe harbor…

Walt Disney World Resort - Now More Than Ever

Last week, three members of our BEN-FM Staff traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with their families for the #NowMoreThanEver event at the parks. Kristen Herrmann - our Afternoon Host and the Host of BEN Around Philly, Donnie Black - our BEN-FM Morning Show Producer and Promotions Director, and Rodney Byrd - our Head Engineer…

Twisted Philly’s Valentine’s Ideas and SEPTA Love Stories

This week’s episode has a bit of a Valentine’s theme to it, in two parts. The beginning of the show is guest-hosted by Deana Marie, the host of the Twisted Philly Podcast. Deana’s put together a great list of fun and unique Valentine’s Day events and happenings beyond the typical dinner date. Subscribe to the…

Ground Hog Day (all day) at South Street Cinema, Philly Theatre Week, and Chikara's National Pro Wrestling Day

This week’s show features Bill Arrowood from South Street Cinema. South Street Cinema is one of the unique spots on South Street, doing its best to help “keep South Street weird”. This not for profit movie theater plays unique, retro, classic and cult films and hosts events year round for folks to enjoy free of…

South Street Cinema's Ground Hog Day (all day) and Grim Philly Twilight Tours

This week’s show features Bill Arrowood from South Street Cinema. South Street Cinema is one of the unique spots on South Street, doing its best to help “keep South Street weird”. This not for profit movie theater plays unique, retro, classic and cult films and hosts events year round for folks to enjoy free of…

Travel Coordinator Sally Serata and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Academy of Music

This week, Kristen speaks with travel coordinator Sally Serata about vacation planning, travel trends, and how she began booking extravagant vacations for celebrities. Sally is based locally and can help you book your dream vacation. Find her on Instagram @SallySerata1 or e-mail Sally at: SallySerata@me.com. Last week, Kristen had the opportunity to see Beautiful: The…

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and the Womens Veterans Center's 5th Birthday Party

Kristen had the opportunity to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical this week at the Academy of Music, and the show was just that... Beautiful, and in more ways than one. Kristen absolutely loved every minute, every song and would recommend it to anyone. Listen as Kristen speaks with one of the stars of the…

Philly Loves Bowie Week

It’s Philly Loves Bowie Week in Philadelphia, and we’re on board! This week’s show is an all David Bowie edition of BEN Around Philly. Philly Loves Bowie Week was created a few years ago by a group of die hard David Bowie fans (and Philadelphians) following David’s death on January 10th, 2016. The event continues…

Disney on Ice at the WFC and New Year's Eve Fun with Kory Aversa

First, Matt and Kristen are joined by Abigail Walker (Tinkerbell!) and Melodee Clysdale (Moonlight Melody) from Disney on Ice. This year's show is the best ever, with aerial stunts, acrobats, dancing, singing, and incredible ice skating too! With over 50 characters this year, you don't want to miss it. At the Wells Fargo Center December…

Disney on Ice at the WFC and White Dog Cafe's Pajama Brunch

First, Matt and Kristen are joined by Abigail Walker (Tinkerbell!) and Melodee Clysdale (Moonlight Melody) from Disney on Ice. This year's show is the best ever, with aerial stunts, acrobats, dancing, singing, and incredible ice skating too! With over 50 characters this year, you don't want to miss it. At the Wells Fargo Center December…