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

Welcome to Camp OTR

May 27, 2016

  Hear about the summer schedule of Camp OTR - family friendly day camps at Washington Park from Emily Stowe of 3CDC.

Sophie Egan: Devoured

May 20, 2016

Sophie Egan's Devoured weaves together insights from the fields of psychology, anthropology, food science, and behavioral economics as well as myriad examples from daily life to create a powerful and unique look at food in America.

  Learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level--and then how each connects to the other with The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll.

  Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Curtis Sittenfeld honors and updates Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with Eligible.

  Hear about a couple of special events from the Cincinnati Rollergirls from team member Cherry Choke.

Help is on the way!

On every page of Parent Hacks by Asha Dornfest, you'll discover easy-to-do, boldly illustrated, unconventional solutions, arranged by category from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.

Weaving in a brilliantly conceived mythology, fantastical magical powers, teenage crushes, and kinetic fight scenes, Manuel Gonzales' The Regional Office Is Under Attack! is a seismically entertaining debut novel about revenge and allegiance and love.

America's National Forest system encompasses 193 million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons. 

Officially published with the U.S. Forest Service, America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses and Grasslands by Char Miller features our nation's thirty most notable national forests.

I ♥ Madisonville Day

May 13, 2016

Sara Sheets from the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation talks about the I ♥ Madisonville Day on May 21.

  The New York Times bestseller from "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a funny and surprisingly inspirational memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

  A satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature of lies, Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye is a reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer.

  William Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya by John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood in Jungle of Stone.

  Greg Sack, artist and organizer of the Clay Alliance's Spring Pottery Fair, talks about Saturday’s event in East Walnut Hills.

  Recess: From Dodgeball to Double Dutch by Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. It includes the rules to over 150 games and variations, including over two dozen international games from schoolyards around the world.

  We cooperate with corporate data surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we’ve gained?

In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy.