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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American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
12:30 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Success by 6

Stephanie Byrd from Success by 6

As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate effort to find solutions to our nation’s high school dropout problem, Mark Perzel welcomes Stephanie Byrd, executive director of Cincinnati’s Success by 6 initiatives, striving to get toddlers and young children prepared for school through early education efforts.


Reducing College Debt
12:32 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Education @ Work

Education @ Work Founder David Dougherty

With college costs rising at an alarming rate, more and more students are leaving school with a debt load that is stifling as they begin to start their post-college careers. David Dougherty, the former president of  Convergys, which provides customer and information services to a variety of large corporations, has one solution. Since retiring, he has focused on a new non-profit, Education @ Work, which provides jobs and tuition incentives for college students, helping reduce their debt and earn valuable real-life work experience. David Dougherty recently stopped by our studios to talk more about Education @ Work with Mark Perzel


Side by Side Conversation
12:31 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Beyond Civility

Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls
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Now that the elections are over, do you believe that there is still the possibility of respectful public discourse, even among people of different beliefs? A group in Cincinnati does, and they have set out to prove it. Beyond Civility is working to increase respectful communication by showing that it can be done. This Monday, November 12, they will kick off their Side-by-Side series featuring State Senator Bill Seitz and Cincinnati Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls. To discuss their goals and this series, Mark Perzel welcomes organizers Bea Larsen and Robert Rack.


Author Diane Morgan
12:31 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Preparing Root Vegetables

Author Diane Morgan

The nutritional and health values of eating root vegetables cannot be denied. How to prepare them in a healthy, yet tasty, way has been a struggle. Now, Diane Morgan, author of 10 other cookbooks, has written perhaps the penultimate cookbook for root vegetable lovers. Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes is now available and Diane Morgan joins Mark Perzel to talk about the various vegetables and some preparation secrets.


Author Susan Sachs Levine
12:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Harriet's Homecoming

Author Susan Sachs Levine

Author Susan Sachs Levine has utilized Cincinnati landmarks and our history with the peregrine falcons as the focus of her new children’s book, Harriett's Homecoming: A High-Flying Tour of Cincinnati. Illustrated by Erin Burchwell, this book will take children all around the Queen City: the Zoo, Suspension Bridge, Main Library and more. Susan Sachs Levine joins Mark Perzel to discuss Harriet’s Homecoming and its inventive use of local attractions and landmarks.


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