Mark Perzel

Host of The Book Club @ 91.7

Mark Perzel hosts The Book Club @ 91.7 Saturday mornings at 7:00 am. 

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, and Love 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.

Ways To Connect

Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream follows an outlaw auto dealer as he struggles to save a rusted '57 Chevy while financial ruin, government bureaucrats and the FBI close in on him.

In this Bonnie and Clyde story of love and betrayal, Victoria Shorr's first novel, Backlands,  weaves a tale about a band of outlaws who fight for control of the brutal Brazilian outback.

Julie Aronson, curator from the Cincinnati Art Museum, talks about the current exhibit, Northern Baroque Splendor, The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna.

Dayle Dearduff, executive director of Cincinnati’s historic Betts House, talks about their summer kids program Build It!

ArtWorks Walking Tours

Jul 10, 2015

Ellen Stedtfield from ArtWorks talks about their Mural Tours which happen each Saturday through November with one for downtown murals and another for OTR murals.

Local bookseller Michael Link tells about the highly-anticipated release of Harper Lee's "lost" novel Go Set a Watchman, in which Scout returns to Maycomb, AL and struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. 

Full of nostalgic references to a time when TV was black-&-white and Sunday newspapers had things called the funnies, this wildly fun story-within-a-story, Billy's Booger is based loosely on William Joyce’s third grade year, and includes a sewn-in mini-book of the tale of the world’s smartest booger.

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. Yet for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has said almost nothing on the record. But in 2001, Nelle and her sister, Alice, opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a wonderful friendship. 

Through personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian and author John Wukovits tells the nearly-forgotten story of the Japanese kamikaze attack on the USS Laffey on April 16, 1945.

With How Music Got Free, Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the invention of the mp3, to a compact-disc manufacturing plant where nearly two thousand albums were leaked over the course of a decade and into the darkest recesses of the Internet.