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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February's Cincinnati Magazine
12:30 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Made in Cincinnati

The February issue of Cincinnati Magazine has a fascinating look at the growing number of people in the area who are creating, designing, building, and crafting goods and using internet sites like Etsy to sell them. Not only is the number higher than you’d think, but the variety in goods being sold is impressive: wooden furniture to handmade bicycles to specially created blue jeans. Amy Brownlee, the associate managing editor for the magazine, joins Mark Perzel to talk about the genesis for this article and what surprises they discovered when they set out to compile the list.


Celebrating Black History Month
12:31 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Cincinnati's Harriet Beecher Stowe House

You hear Chris DeSimio each Saturday morning hosting On the Money, but did you know besides being a successful investment counselor, Chris is also the president of the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House? As we begin Black History Month, Mark Perzel turns the tables and interviews Chris about the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe to the Underground Railroad, and provides information about her family and their home at Gilbert Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvc.  that is now meticulously maintained inside by the Friends group, and the Cincinnati Park Board on the outside.


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"Playing to Win"
12:30 am
Fri February 1, 2013

A.G. Lafley, former chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble

A.G. Lafley

A.G. Lafley, former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble, has written Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, his look at successful business practices from his years of corporate leadership. He joins Mark Perzel by phone to discuss the book, and a special event he will headline on February 7 at Memorial Hall and presented by Joseph Beth Booksellers and Soapbox Cincinnati that will include networking, a presentation by Mr. Lafley and a book signing.


Cincinnati's "Migratory Classroom"
12:30 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Introducing The Bird Haus

Have you heard of a “migratory classroom?” It’s a new concept in hands-on learning that Cincinnati’s The Bird Haus is bringing to our region. Cat Amaro, founder of The Bird Haus, explains the idea behind people with passions passing along their knowledge outside of a traditional classroom. Mark Perzel welcomes Cat Amaro into the studio to talk about The Bird Haus concept, how people can get involved as either a student or a teacher and how it got its name.


DecodeDC podcast
12:31 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Former NPR Reporter Andrea Seabrook

Andrea Seabrook

NPR listeners will no doubt recognize the name Andrea Seabrook. She was the congressional correspondent for many years, until her frustration with what she calls “broken Washington” finally led her to leave the network and begin her own project. That project is called DecodeDC and it’s a podcast and blog where she tries to dig through the jargon and double-speak to determine what’s really going on in and around Capitol Hill. Mark Perzel talks with Andrea Seabrook about her decision to leave NPR and to begin anew in the online world of podcasts and blogs.


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