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

An advertising creative director for more than 25 years and co-producer of the wildly popular television series Mad Men, Josh Weltman distills everything he knows about the art of persuasion into a playbook of rules, principles, insights, insider anecdotes, and more.

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The Crafty Supermarket comes to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, April 25. The event features one-of-kind hand-made items, paired with great local food, a live DJ and hands-on craft activities for young and young at heart!

The Wilderness of Ruin A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the search for America's youngest serial killer is a riveting tale of gruesome murder and depravity. At its heart is a great American city divided by class—a chasm that widens in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1872.

Menacing, visceral and lyrical, Beyond the Horizon is an astonishing allegory about the origins of modern America - a sojourn into the darkest parts of Western lore, which etches out its own unique place in the anti-Western, gothic tradition.

Ryan Ireland, a graduate of Miami University, discusses his first novel with Mark Perzel.

A rich and revealing account that will change the way we view the man, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader shows us how one of the most colorful and compelling figures of our times was able to combine his unchanging, relentless passion with a more mature management style to create one of the most valuable and beloved companies on the planet.

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Bill Stolz, Kenton County Public Library Kentucky History Librarian, will present "My Grandfather was a Bootlegger: Separating Fact from Fiction." Learn how the author discovered the truth, using a variety of historical records and newspapers, behind a long-standing family myth from the Prohibition Era.

Mark speaks with Kevin Grace, winner of the 2015 Cooper Award, presented by The Ohioana Library.

Created in 2003 and named for the founding family of Ohioana, the Cooper Award is given to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the promotion of books and reading in Hamilton County.

Grace is the head of the Archives & Rare Books Library and University Archivist at the University of Cincinnati. Grace won the award for his dedication to collecting and preserving rare books and archival materials and for his advocacy of the use of digital surrogates of rare books.

In his book You Can Date Boys When You're Forty, and his latest release, Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster), Dave Barry discusses the trials and tribulations of living and laughing in the modern age.

Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap?

Dayton Daily News sports writer Hal McCoy shares experiences from his career in his book The Real McCoy: My Half Century with the Cincinnati Reds.

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