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

Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. She can “taste” feelings -- cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call.

Find out about the exhibit The Great American Pastime: Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

This exhibit features items and images portraying the history of the Cincinnati Reds from its beginning as baseball’s first professional team to the days of the Big Red Machine.

Tamara Muente, Assistant Curator for the Taft Museum of Art provides a preview of the uniquely provocative photography exhibit Enduring Spirit: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians

Jon Katz: Saving Simon

Jun 20, 2015

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people.

The Lees are a Chinese-American family living in small-town Ohio. Their daughter Lydia is the favorite child and her parents want her to fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But everything changes when Lydia's body is found in a lake.

In 1900, William Howard Taft began an appointment under President William McKinley as Governor-General of the Philippines. Because of the success of that trip, in 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt dispatched Taft on a mission to China, Japan, and the Philippines to further improve U.S.-Asian relations.

Mark Perzel speaks with Christine McNamara and Amanda Close from Brightly, an online resource for parents who want to raise lifelong readers.

Spinglish -- the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors -- is all around us. And the fact is, until you’ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day --without your even knowing it.

An exciting tale of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man, Dean Jobb's Empire of Deception shows us that the American dream of easy wealth is timeless.

Second Sunday on Main, OTR's eclectic neighborhood festival, kicks off its 10th anniversary year on June 14. Find out more about this year's festivities from Caitlin Behle, events organizer for SSOM.