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

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA. But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . . or our extinction?

Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati's fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship.

Readers of Daniel J. Levitin’s two previous books have come to know and trust his unique ability to translate cutting edge neuroscience into an informative and entertaining narrative.

Jeanne Mam Luft from MamLuft & Co. Dance talks about their 9th season production of Double Sided happening January 14-17 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

Chantal Martineau's How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit's evolution in America from frat-house firewater to luxury good. But there's more to the story than tequila as upmarket drinking trend.

Richard Hoskin, originally from England, now lives in Cold Spring, KY and talks about his historical novel, The Miner & the Viscount.

From Matt Kaplan, the author of The Science of Monsters, comes The Science of the Magical, an engaging scientific inquiry that provides a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects—from the philosopher’s stone, to love potions to the oracles—from ancient history, mythology, and contemporary culture.

Abby Schwartz, director of the Skirball Museum at Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College, talks about the exhibit Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights on display through January 24.

Brian Powers, Genealogy and Local History Librarian from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, talks about the Kenner Toy exhibit on display at the main branch downtown through January 16.

The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg's beloved classic tale of this mysterious journey to the North Pole celebrates its 30th Anniversary.