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Spotlight: Love Has Many Faces

People who know Marilyn Milano know that she is dedicated to helping improve the lives of animals, especially those of our K9 friends. For well over three years, she has hosted Love Has Many Faces, heard Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Alternative Talk 1150.

Each week, Marilyn interviews dedicated people and organizations doing great work on behalf of animals.

“I have always been interested in helping animals and have done everything from volunteer work to giving support via donations, attending auctions, and just helping distribute information,” said Marilyn, adding, “One day I realized I could do my own radio show and get lots of information out about rescue groups, and the products and services that help animals and their people.”

Marilyn, who also works for the station’s parent company Hubbard Seattle, is no stranger to media and entertainment. She is an accomplished musician, speaker and songwriter. Though well equipped to host a radio show on the subject of animal welfare, Marilyn admits it can be a daunting weekly task.

“It seems like the problems for animals are so vast, from abuse and neglect to overpopulation and poor health. Maybe my efforts are a drop in the bucket, but in the end, maybe enough drops can fill that bucket.”

Marilyn admits that she is a “crazy-about-cocker-spaniels lady,” and points out with a cheeky grin that “no other radio show can say that.”

Working full time in sales and having part-time music gig takes up a lot of time, and finding even more time to produce a quality show can be very challenging:

Appropriate guests must be found and scheduled.

The radio show needs to be recorded in the studio.

The radio show must be marketed out to the audience.

“I’d say that just making sure I have good guests can be a huge challenge, mainly from a time perspective.  But quality is important to me, so I make it work,” she said.

As if the show, her full-time job, and music gig were not enough to fill a busy schedule, Marilyn also finds time to volunteer for the Pet Loss Support Group at Seattle Animal Shelter. She has volunteered for the group for nearly 14 years now and she says it is a role that allows her to help people who have lost their pets and are dealing with grief.

“No pet ever replaces one that we’ve lost, but that special love has to go somewhere, and so many animals out there need us. Why let a good heart go to waste?” Marilyn has seen her share of loss with animals, but she has a wonderful way of looking at moving on in life.

“My goal at this point is to simply keep talking to people and groups that have valuable information to share, or who are helping animals and their people, to help get the word out and to help people realize that no donation, be it time or money, is too small. It all adds up.”

Not everyone can host their own radio show to help animals, but everyone can help in some way. A simple donation or supporting a radio show like Love Has Many Faces would be a great place to start.

Learn more about Marilyn and her mission to help animals: https://www.facebook.com/lovehaskknw/