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

  In The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer, newly single mom Beth's worst fear is realized when her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, goes missing.

Yet, while Beth searches tirelessly for her daughter, Carmel is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own. 

  Tracy Schoster, the actor portraying Maureen Folan in Falcon Theater's production of Martin McDonaugh's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" talks about the production, running through April 2.

  In The Edge of Lost, Kristina McMorris weaves together two stories, from two continenets and two generations, to deliver a compelling novel. As her characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell in order to survive.

  The Lost Airman by Seth Meyerowitz is the story of his grandfather, World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom.

  Set in California, France, and the Swiss Alps, The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual novel by Ashley Warlick that explores the complexities of a marriage and the many different ways in which we love.

  Local artist Emily Moores talks about the Cincinnati 5: Artists Impacting the Community book and exhibit at Camp Washington's Wave Pool Gallery through March 26.

Books from the exhibit are available online at amazon.com.

  Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs, Debbie Mulderow's Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen when someone puts herself in that place between daring and doubt - and carries on.

  Suspenseful and thrilling, and featuring a compelling new hero, The Drifter is an exciting debut from Nicholas Petrie, a fresh voice in crime fiction.

  Mark Peters' Bullsh*t: A Lexicon is the handy guide to identifying and calling BS in all of its many forms, from "bunk" and "claptrap" to "applesauce" and "gobbledygook."

  Holly Doan Spraul from Wash Park Art gallery on Elm Street talks about their current exhibit, Engendering Identity: LGBTQ (and u), showing through March 26.

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