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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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Our Nimble Lass - Cincinnati Magazine's fascinating story of a local 1930's burlesque performer

Cincinnati Magazine

  She was a local girl with big dreams who found a career in burlesque. After being alerted to an intriguing item for sale on eBay, a “1930's stripper/dancer scrapbook –in Cincinnati,” the editors at Cincinnati Magazine pounced, bought the scrapbook, and went in search of the owner'’s story- Erma Kunkel, known as “Ermaine, the Platinum-Haired Dansuese” in the 1930's’ world of burlesque. Cincinnati Magazine Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters and Senior Editor RJ Smith talk with us about the unusual tale of a girl from Over-the-Rhine turned personality dancer.”

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

The NUMBERLYS - the new book from William Joyce, the man behind "Toy Story"

The NUMBERLYS

  He created the conceptual characters for the Disney/Pixar's feature films Toy Story and A Bug's Life; he’'s an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from William Joyce, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio MOONBOT Studios, comes The NUMBERLYS, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book’'s heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. William Joyce talks about his work and latest book.

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

There will be dancin', and more, in the streets on July 19 for Cincy Summer Streets

  Cincy Summer Streets is a celebration of our largest public space - our city streets. Cincinnati will close-down traffic on two major roads on Saturday, July 19 - one on the east side of town, one on the west - to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, connect with their neighbors, and support local businesses. The two events are free, fun, and all are invited. To give us a preview of the events is Margy Waller, serendipity director with Art on the Streets, and Melissa McVay, City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering Senior City Planner, and city liaison for bike programs.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox

The Civil War exploits of Jacob Dolson Cox

  Jacob Dolson Cox was a divinity student, Ohio governor, University of Cincinnati president, attorney, a contemporary of James A. Garfield and James Monroe, military historian, and a battlefield commander in the Union Army, rising to the rank of major general. A new biography of prominent Ohioan Jacob Dolson Cox by Eugene Schmiel reveals for the first time Cox’s remarkable Civil War service. Dr. Schmiel joins us to discuss his new book, Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics

The story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.

  THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown, tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Daniel James Brown joined us to talk about the improbable story of nine working-class boys from the American west who beat the odds and found hope in the most desperate of times.

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