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

Set against the most dramatic time in our species' history, W. Bruce Cameron's The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog tells the story of one tribe's struggle for survival and one extraordinary man's bond with a wolf-a friendship that changed mankind forever.

*Baby monkey not included.

Alex Sheshunoff shares his incredible story and pretty-hard-won wisdom in A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything, a book that will surprise you, make you laugh, take you to such unforgettable islands as Yap and Pig, and perhaps inspire your own move to an island with only two letters in its name.

Bluegrass for Babies

Sep 18, 2015

Anne Schneider, Founder of the Healthy Roots Foundation, talks about Bluegrass for Babies, a fundraising bluegrass concert at Sawyer Point happening September 19 starting at 3pm.

Sandy Bolek from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Michael Link from Joseph Beth Booksellers stop by to share more information about the various panels and workshops available at the 2015 Books by the Banks Festival.

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison introduces The Drafter - part one of a new series, set in Detroit of the future. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run.

Dale Brown: Iron Wolf

Sep 11, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown goes beyond the headlines in Iron Wolf, a thriller in which a resurgent Russia enflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis.

The G-Man and the Diamond King: A True FBI Crime Story of the 1930s is not only the story of two men whose paths crossed in a backyard shootout with tragic results, but it is, too, the story of one of America's most dangerously exciting decades and the birth of modern crime-fighting.

Meredith Raffel, founder and executive director of The Arts Alliance in Deerfield Township talks about the upcoming FallFair Arts Festival, taking place September 19 in Cottel Park.

Cincinnati's Books by the Banks festival will recognize the best of the best with its first-ever Author Awards. These awards are meant to honor the abilities of the writers, and to say thank you for making the festival one of the best in the country.

Using her own journey as inspiration, Sara Solovitch has written a thoughtful and insightful examination of the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways to overcome it.  Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright is a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age.