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

Cold Serial paints the picture of five girls who were raped and strangled in the Dayton, Ohio, area between 1900 and 1909. The working conditions, lack of rights for women and police protection, and the sexism of the age portray these girls as victims not only of a crime but also of their time. 

Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure.

Sara Clark from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company provides a preview of their holiday production "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)."

Acclaimed biographer, Sonia Purnell, presents a ground-breaking portrait of a flawed but formidable woman in First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill.

David Casarett: Stoned

Dec 11, 2015

In Stoned, palliative care physician Dr. David Casarett sets out to do anything—including experimenting on himself—to find evidence of marijuana’s medical potential.

Sue Grafton: X

Dec 11, 2015

Sue Grafton’s X is perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes.

Warren Bryson, who plays Prince Freddy, talks about Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's musical production of Cinderella.

Andy Bull: Speed Kings

Dec 4, 2015

In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage. Bobsledding, the fastest and most thrilling way to travel on land, had become a sensation. Exotic, exciting, and brutally dangerous, it was the must-see event of the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, the first Winter Games on American soil.

Using one of the most famous works in classical music - Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony - Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan is the perfect way to introduce a young child to the world of classical music.

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in The Promise, the new heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.

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