Mark Perzel

Host of Cincinnati Edition

Mark Perzel hosts 91.7 WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition on Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. 

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, andLove 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.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Queen City Chess Classic Starts Today

The Queen City Chess Classic Tournament at Paul Brown Stadium this weekend will attract over 700 young players.

The 13th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament  takes place today and tomorrow. Presented by Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund and sponsored by The Cincinnati Bengals, the Queen City Classic attracts hundreds of young chess players to Paul Brown Stadium for two days of fun, competition, and opportunities to learn from grand masters of the game. The Pomeranz family started the Queen City Classic in 2002. Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund Executive Director Maggie Fennell and Cody Pomeranz discuss the tournament, and efforts to teach local students the game  of chess.

Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Undead Pool, Kim Harrison

Witches and demons battle in this latest in Kim Harrison's Hollows series.
Provided, Kim Harrison

In The Undead Pool, the latest in bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows. Kim Harrison talks about the most recent release in her urban fantasy adventure series.

Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

Latest book by Elizabeth Kolbert points to us as the cause of the next extinction.
Provided, Elizabeth Kolbert

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions,  when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring a predicted sixth extinction, which this time around, will be  caused by us. In her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, author Elizabeth Kolbert describes traveling the world to document the mass extinction of species that seems to be unfolding before our eyes. She recently talked with Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard about her book, and what she’s discovered.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Ten Best New Restaurants - Cincinnati Magazine

The March issue of Cincinnati Magazine, with the best new restaurant guide.
Provided, Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati has always been able to boast about its restaurants, there has always been somewhere great to eat, whether you wanted steak and potatoes or something a bit more daring. But so many new and exciting restaurants have opened up recently, it’s going to be a challenge to decide which to try first. The March issue of Cincinnati Magazine can help guide you in the right direction, with their cover article, “The Best New Restaurants 2014.” Cincinnati Magazine Dining Editor Joanne Drilling joins us to explore the ten best new restaurants in town. Which one would top your list?

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 14, 2014

The Allman Brothers Band, One Way Out

New book by Alan Paul looks at The Allman Brothers Band.
Provided, Alan Paul

The Allman Brothers Band celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and Senior Writer for Guitar World Alan Paul has a new book out about the band, its members and the music they have been making for more than four decades. Alan Paul talks about his book, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.

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