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.

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The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will be performing a special Memorial Day concert entitled “Turn of the Century Pops” on Monday, May 25 at 6 pm at the Blue Ash Towne Square.

Provided, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


It'’s difficult to remember, and hard to image now, the first Taste of Cincinnati in 1979 lasted one day, and attracted 5,000 people. Today, the nation’'s longest-running culinary arts festival is three days long and brings an estimated 500,000 people downtown to experience the food, drink, and entertainment of Cincinnati. Joining us for a rundown on this weekend’'s Taste of Cincinnati are Rich Walburg, communications director with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; Chuck Huckabee from Market Street Grille, a 2015 multiple Best of Taste winner; and, comedian Josh Sneed, who is coordinator for Taste of Cincinnati's Taste of Comedy.

Publisher's Weekly calls Sabaa Tahir‘s An Ember in the Ashes "A thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom."

A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it?

From attempting a juice cleanse to studying Italian, from learning to ride a bike to starting a new business, and from sampling pasta in Rome to training for a 5K... with I Regret Nothing: A Memoir Jen Lancaster is turning a mid-life crisis into a mid-life opportunity, sharing her sometimes bumpy - but always hilarious - attempts to better her life… again.

The City Flea Returns

May 15, 2015

The City Flea returns to Washington Park this Saturday, May 16. Find out more about this community event from its founder, Lindsay Dewald.

Art Walk

May 11, 2015

Marcey Bullerman, creator and organizer of the Mt. Adams Art Walk gives us a preview of the event.

When the Ku Klux Klan’s reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in Sharon Draper's Stella by Starlight.

His name is Failure... Timmy Failure... and his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame.

From the New York Times best-selling author Stephan Pastis comes Timmy Failure: We Meet Again - the  third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.

Lynne Truss, author of the very funny Eats, Shoots and Leaves presents her latest novel, Cat Out of Hell.