“Woman of the Week” an award-winning program hosted by Marilyn Russell of the Breakfast Club, will air on 98.1 WOGL on Sunday mornings from 6:30a-7a. The show will also be heard on WXTU and WTDY on Sundays at 6:30a and KYW Newsradio will highlight “Woman of the Week” in a vignette series throughout the week.
In addition to the Sunday morning show, WOGL will also produce “Woman of the Week” awards events several times a year featuring the women highlighted on the show.
“To have the resources that CBS Radio offers is spectacular. I never dreamed I’d have the opportunity to share these extraordinary women across such platforms as 98.1 WOGL, KYW Newsradio 1060, Today’s 96.5 and 92.5 XTU. It’s an incredible honor to be able to do so,” said Russell.
“I am so excited to bring Marilyn Russell’s “Woman of the Week” to the CBS Radio stations and deliver the high-profile access it deserves,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Philadelphia. “What started as a blog will now have the benefit of the tremendous platform of WOGL, WXTU, WTDY and KYW Newsradio.”
In 2004 Russell began writing “Woman of the Week,” a blog celebrating extraordinary achievements by local and national women. It later became a radio show. The show has helped various non-profits publicize events, programs and fund-raisers of all kinds. Guests have included the Executive Director of Manna, Sue Daugherty, President and Executive Director Sister Mary Scullion from Project Home, Jane Golden from the Philly Mural Arts Program, Maya Angelou, Katie Couric and many more.