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.


The Book Club @ 91.7
10:47 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Austin Kleon: Show Your Work!

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, Kleon shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:41 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Piper Hawkins: Visions of Light: A Christmas Story

Visions of Light: A Christmas Story by Piper Hawkins

When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins! Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others. Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us all.

Inspired by Cincinnati's Books by the Banks festival, 9-year old Piper Hawkins decided that she wanted to publish one of her own stories. With a little help from her mother and a successful Kickstarter campaign, she's published her first book entitled Visions of Light: A Christmas Story

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:34 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Boris Johnson: The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century with The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays—with characteristic wit and passion—a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:28 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Broadway in Cincinnati

Production photos of the national tour of Cinderella

Elizabeth Truitt, Director of Public Relations for Broadway in Cincinnati discusses their upcoming productions Elf, Cinderella and The Lion King.

The Book Club @ 91.7
3:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Chris Baty: No Plot? No Problem!

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling entitled No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days.

Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.

Note: In honor of National Novel Writing Month, there will be events held at several Joseph-Beth Booksellers and at numerous local libraries. Check your library's website for more information.