Mark Perzel

Host of Cincinnati Edition

Mark Perzel hosts 91.7 WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition on Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. 

In addition, he can be heard weekday evenings hosting classical music on 90.9 WGUC.  He is also known throughout the public radio industry for inventive, award-winning holiday programs like Tunes from the Crypt, Tunes from the Crypt Goes to the Movies, Feast for the Ears, andLove Greetings.

Mark has worked in the radio industry for more than thirty years. He began in the business when he was a teenager in Charlotte, North Carolina, volunteering for a public radio station.   He attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, majoring in broadcasting and minoring in violin performance.

He has performed speaking parts with performing organizations throughout the tri-state including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Opera Theatre, and the Linton Chamber Music Series, and done voiceover work for numerous commercials and industrial videos.

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Reunion Picnic
1:30 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Stepping Stones 50th Anniversary

Stepping Stones, the local agency that provides children and adults with disabilities a range of educational and recreational services, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As Mark Perzel learns from Executive Director Chris Adams, one part of the celebration is a reunion picnic on Saturday, May 18 for anyone whose life has been touched by the agency, including staff, volunteers, board members, supporters and, of course, clients.

Author of "The One"
1:30 am
Fri May 10, 2013

RJ Smith from Cincinnati Magazine

RJ Smith is the new Senior Editor for Cincinnati Magazine, and he joins Mark Perzel in the studio to discuss his new role, provide a snapshot of the variety of articles in the May issue, as well as talk about the book he released late last year, The One: The Life and Music of James Brown.

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
1:31 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Travel expert and author Patricia Schultz is coming to Cincinnati

Is it time to start planning that summer vacation? Not exactly sure where you’d like to go? The solution may be at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Saturday, May 11. Travel expert Patricia Schultz, author of the impressive and completely revised 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the second edition: Completely Revised and Updated with Over 200 New Entries, will be speaking about national and world travel at the downtown branch at 2:00pm. She joins Mark Perzel on the phone to discuss this completely rewritten update and the one place she never tires of visiting and revisiting.

Creative Conference
1:31 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Queen City Merge happening May 9 & 10

May 9 and 10 are the dates for Queen City Merge, a gathering of developers, marketers, social media types and designers where ideas and visions are openly discussed and shared. As Bill Barnett and Tammy Gambrel tell Mark Perzel, along with the workshops and speakers, there are two nights of fun events where the participants can meet and talk in a more casual atmosphere.

Author/Sportscaster Clare Balding
1:30 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Growing up with horses

On this Derby Day, Mark Perzel talks with Clare Balding, and award-winning sports broadcaster from the BBC who was proclaimed a “national treasure” after her work on the London Olympic Games. She has written her memoir, My Animals and Other Family. She talks about her championship horse trainer father and the hundreds of horses who were literally a part of the family, and as the only girl, how she ranked behind her brother and the horses while growing up.

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