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

Marja Mills, author of The Mockingbird Next Door, Life with Harper Lee is at the main branch of the Public Library today at 1:45pm.

Here is the latest news in books and authors for Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Dean Regas, outreach astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory, talks about the 150th anniversary of the publication of Jules Verne’s classic From the Earth to the Moon and some local book club events he’ll be taking part in to celebrate this occasion.

Brian Taves, author of Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen, talks about how the writings of Jules Verne have inspired filmmakers from the days of silent movies to today’s big budget, special effects blockbusters.

Artist: David Michael Beck

Sandy Bolek from Books by the Banks joins Mark with all the information visitors to the annual book festival will need, including some authors who have recently signed on and a rundown of the author panels and spotlights that will happen throughout the event.

When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets.

With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Elizabeth Gilbert , author of the best-selling Eat Pray Love offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.

Sandy Bolek from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Michael Link from Joseph Beth Booksellers are back to continue our look at some of the non-fiction authors who will be at this year's Books by the Banks Festival.

In Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, award-winning whiskey writer and Wall Street Journal-best-selling author Fred Minnick debunks bourbon myths, provides distillery production methods, and creates an easy-to-read interactive tasting journey that helps you select bourbons based on flavor preferences and bourbon styles.