MCS Radio Show-Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Saturday before Thanksgiving Day!  I really like this time of the year–autumn and all the beautiful trees; the leaves changing colors falling all over the place; and people, in general, appearing to be kinder and thankful.

Today’s radio show was fantastic. Maureen Pool, my special guest co-host, did a knockout job! Thank you and the Will County Center for Community Concerns for the support!


Photo credit: Maureen Pool

Well, here’s what happened…

Cafe Talk: What’s your favorite donut type and what it says about your pysche or personality.

First Hour – Top News

The focus was all things Thanksgiving. We talked about how most retailers have decided NOT to open Thanksgiving evening because the idea to open after dinner hours on Thanksgiving Day last year did not produce great results. Maureen and I also chimed in on the news about Thanksgiving dinner costing less this year…a whole 3-4 cents!!  Hey!  A small savings is better than no savings at all. Take a listen here.

During Cafe Talk we revealed our favorite donut type and shared information about what it says about your personality.  For example, if you like powdered donuts, then you’re a kid at heart.  Go to for more.

Second Hour – Entertainment News

Oops! I thought that I hit the record button.  Listen.  It’s challenging wearing so many different hats in the studio. No audio to hear for this hour.  So, I’ll lay this out in words.

Dancing With the Stars, The Voice, ABC 20/20, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s kiss, NBC’s This Is Us, and the upcoming American Music Awards dominated TV Talk. I, once again, predicted that Olympian Laurie Hernandez will walk away with the mirror ball on Tuesday while Maureen believes that race car driver, James Hinchcliffe will win.

I noted that Chicagoan, Sa’Rayah, was voted off The Voice last Tuesday. She was a member of Alicia Keyes team and I have a feeling that we’ll be hearing more from her. With just 11 contestants left, well be watching to see which Team wins this season.

 JLo and ex-husband Marc Anthony made the news this week while attending, presenting, and performing at the Latin Grammy Awards last Thursday. One day after they kissed, it’s been reported that Anthony and his current wife, Shannon De Lima have separated. Don’t read too much into this. Benny Medina, JLo’s longtime manager, told TMZ that Jennifer and Marc are absolutely NOT back together. Only time will tell.

Speaking of Awards shows, be sure to catch the American Music Awards on ABC 7, Sunday, November 20th.  Post note—it was good!!!

ABC’s 20/20 tackled a very touchy subject this past Friday featuring segments on women in media who allegedly suffered sexual harassment and abuse on the job. Gretchen Carlson and Laurie Luhn’s stories are unbelievable and that just happens to be why they took so long to speak out against Roger Ailes and Fox.   Maureen and I talked about the strength of women and the courage that it took for them to do something about these dehumanizing, disrespectful acts. Thank God that I haven’t had to deal with that— but discrimination has been a problem for me.  Anyway, their advice to others is to  document, document, document.  For more, go to

Lastly, Maureen and I chatted about whether or not we believed Chrissy Metz of the television show, This Is Us, is selling out the “big girls” because her contract requires that she lose weight over the course of the show.  According to Metz,  its all a part of the story line for the show.   She hopes that her weightloss journey encourages other women to get healthier and better in all areas of their lives.  I agree and so does Maureen.

And now, Passion for Fashion. This segment was really good.  Since I don’t have the audio, here’s a snapshot of what I shared in terms of what to wear on Thanksgiving Eve or Thanksgiving Day…


You are welcome!!!

Congratulations to all the 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift bag winners!  Be sure to tune in next Saturday for your chance to win!  Have a deliciously, loving and thankful week, and

Happy Thanksgiving!




MCS Radio Show – Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hey there!

Early start and short show today due to high school sports programming.  I hope you got the message via social media.  If not, here’s what you missed…

Cafe Talk:  Now that the election is over and results are in, How are you doing?

So the big debate about the Electoral College and the popular vote continues to pain many Americans.  Protestors have taken to the streets and social media to voice their displeasure with President-elect, Donald Trump.  Meanwhile his supporters and to the surprise of many, some Republicans are celebrating his victory.  Soul and I spent a good portion of the hour long show discussing this and the significance of these two finally meetng!


Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamanque

Click here for audio.

No TV Talk or Passion For Fashion.  For SoulBalm Says, go to

Talk to you next week!



MCS Radio Show-Saturday, November 5, 2016

Wow!  Did you know tat there’s just five (5l more Saturdays before the 9th Annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast?  I’m excited!  Send email to for more information or check out

Here’s a quick recap of today’s show..


Cafe Talk:  Cubs fans, what did the Cubs clinching the World Series mean to you and your family?  Also, tonight we “fall back” in time. Do you have a funny story about forgetting to change the time to share?

First hour – Top News

Soul and I talked about the upcoming Election Day on Tuesday as well as the importance of exercising your right to vote.  How exciting to be on the brink of perhaps electing our first female President of the United States!  Wondering how many Americans will be suffering from Post Election Traumatic Stress Disorder come Wednesday?!!!  Go tosouliciouswordexperience for more.

We started the 12 Saturdays til Christmas gift bag giveaways, and had to play catch-up by pulling 4 names.  Winner’s will be contacted by phone or email.  Bags can be picked up during the Christmas Celebration Broadcast.

Second Hour – Entertainment News

Listeners enjoyed more Cubs banter along with their Go Cubs Go anthem!  My goodness.  It really has become an earworm!

Click here for TV Talk and check out the pictures that support the Passion for Fashion segment on how to properly wear/rock the Timberland boots or something similar.

Finally, Soul closed the show with another edition of “SoulBalm Says”.  Be sure to check her out at

All right, that’s a wrap. Tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society.  Become my social media @marilynscafesoc on Twitter and Facebook. com/Marilyn’s Cafe Society.



MCS Radio Show – Saturday, October 29, 2016


Imagine my surprise when the electrical power went out about an half hour before show time on this day!  The generators even failed to kick on!  No lights.  No computers.  No printers. No phones. No broadcast transmission.  No show!!!  Talk about drama!!

When the power failed, I was prepping for the show and one of The Outsiders co-host was just wrapping up some post show production work.  We quickly reached out to key management via our cell phones.  The station engineer arrived in no time and began troulbeshooting. I offered assistance where I could.  We learned from our power company that there was, in fact, a power outage in the radio station’s immediate area.  They estimated that power would be restored in a couple of hours.

At approximately 2:18pm, I was able to start my show.  Here’s what you missed…

Cafe Talk:  Cleveland Indians or Chicago Cubs?  Obviously, the question is pertaining to the World Series Championship games.

Of course, as a Chicagoan, I’m rooting for the Cubs!

The show was just under 1 1/2 hour and it was a mish mosh of how the full show would be presented.  I mean after all that no electricity drama, I was some what, kind of sort of exhausted!  You can go to to take a listen.  I promise, next week’s show is even better!