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

  What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

  From David Bell, bestselling author of Somebody I Used to Know and Cemetery Girl, comes Since She Went Away a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past which refuses to die.

Here are the books you heard about on the July 2 edition of Off The Shelf:

  1. Richelle Mead’s The Glittering Court
  2. Heads by Jesse Jarnow
  3. Susan Silverman’s Casting Lots

  J. Todd Scott's The Far Empty is a modern Western, a story of loss and escape set along the sharp edge of the Texas border.

  Every family has heartbreaks, failures, a black sheep or two...

In Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo, when the inept, the addict, and the ex-con join to weave the family story back together, either the barn will burn to the ground or something bigger than any of them will emerge, shining with hope.

  In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, National Geographic's Guide to National Parks of the United States is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition.

July 19, 2016 - UPDATE - Congratulations to local author/illustrator Loren Long for winning the 2016 Ohioana Book Award in the Juvenile Fiction category for his book Little Tree!

  Danny Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of your inner critic. With Shut Your Monkey he teaches you how to put it in its place. Soon you'll be able to silence that voice and do what you want to do--create.

  Nora McInerny Purmort gives her readers a true gift — permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay.

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.

  Into the Black is a real-life techno-thriller from bestselling author and aviation expert Rowland White that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight.

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