Marilyn Nelson

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Listen to Marilyn weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In Marilyn’s words

My passion for radio started at Southeast Missouri State University. After becoming friends with the DJs at the college radio station I decided to major in Mass Communications. It wasn’t long before I had my first “real” radio job at a local station in my college town of Cape Girardeau, MO. Then on a whim in 1987 I decided to pack up everything and head to California. I landed in Sacramento where my roots have grown deep.

Sacramento is definitely home now, and I’ve been fortunately able to feed my passion of being a broadcaster for over 25 years in this wonderful town. I began a career as a traffic reporter on many top morning radio shows, and for over 15 years I have called Mix 96 my home.

My pride and joy are my husband of over 20 years, Bryan, and our two very entertaining teenage daughters, Miranda and Angie. When I’m not working, I’m annoying my kids, obsessing over my dog, constantly experimenting with healthy cooking and living life.

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CANADA - 2016/01/21: Prescription pills in a yellow bottle over a wooden table with selective depth of field. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Sacramento Locations For National Drug Prescription Drug Take Back Day

It’s time to empty out your medicine cabinets and get rid of any expired medication you have!

Mix 96–40 mins ago

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Kate Walsh attends Build presents Kate Walsh discussing the show "13 Reasons Why" at Build Studio on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

School Warning Families About ’13 Reasons Why’

School administrators warned that the series “sensationalizes suicide.

Mix 96–1 hour ago

INDIO, CA - APRIL 22: Singer Lady Gaga performs during day 2 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Lady Gaga Wants You To Be An Extra In ‘A Star is Born’

Lady Gaga wants you to be in her new movie “A Star Is Born”. See how to get an “extra” role on the set…

Mix 96–04/27/2017

SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: The Amazon logo is projected onto a screen at a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Amazon unveiled the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch sizes. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Amazon’s New Camera Will Tell You If Your Outfit Is Ugly

The Echo Look works similar to a style assistant that catalogs all your outfits and rates your look

Mix 96–04/27/2017

TOKYO. JAPAN - JULY 10: Johnny Depp attends the Tokyo Premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" on July 10, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on July 22 in Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Johnny Depp Is $40 Million In Debt

Johnny Depp is suing his former managers because he blames them for his massive debt…

Mix 96–04/27/2017

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Model Jeremy Meeks prepares backstage for the Philipp Plein collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at New York Public Library on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

‘Hot Felon’ Jeremy Meeks Deported From UK

The guy whose mugshot went viral and became known as ‘Hot Felon’ went to London to for some modeling gigs but after he landed – he was deported! See why…

Mix 96–04/26/2017

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: John Mayer performs at Madison Square Garden on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Live Nation Kicking Off Summer Concert Season With $20 Tickets Promotion

“National Concert Day” is May 1st and Live Nation is celebrating again by selling tickets to some of the biggest shows this summer for only $20!

Mix 96–04/26/2017

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Graduating students participate in commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City CollegeÕs diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Best and Worst Entry Level Jobs For New Graduates

Graduation season is upon us and lots of college students are about to begin their careers but what are the best and worst entry level jobs?

Mix 96–04/26/2017

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Chris Soules attends the 2015 Friends Of Hudson River Park Gala at Hudson River Park's Pier 62 on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Friends of Hudson River Park)

Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Arrested After Deadly Car Crash

Soules was arrested early Tuesday morning.

Mix 96–04/25/2017

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 02: Practice range balls during the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club on April 2, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Golf Ball Pieces Prompt Hash Brown Recall

A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.

Mix 96–04/25/2017

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