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

Mark Perzel speaks with Christine McNamara and Amanda Close from Brightly, an online resource for parents who want to raise lifelong readers.

Spinglish -- the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors -- is all around us. And the fact is, until you’ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day --without your even knowing it.

An exciting tale of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man, Dean Jobb's Empire of Deception shows us that the American dream of easy wealth is timeless.

Second Sunday on Main, OTR's eclectic neighborhood festival, kicks off its 10th anniversary year on June 14. Find out more about this year's festivities from Caitlin Behle, events organizer for SSOM.

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief -- until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief  by Michael Blanding delves into the history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

This year, the city of Covington, KY celebrates its bicentennial. Find out about some of the events surrounding the Covington@200 celebration from Paul Tenkotte, James Claypool and Dave Schroeder - editors of the book Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015.

Learn about the free concert series, Wednesdays on the Green taking place at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street in Michelle Miller's debut novel, The Underwriting, as it takes you behind closed doors into a post-recession world of sex scandals, power plays, and underhanded dealings.

In her book So We Read On Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan discusses the legacy of The Great Gatsby.  She is also part of the Cincinnati Library's On the Same Page program this year.

What would happen if the world were ending?

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes Seveneves, an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic - a story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.