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

Elle Hull, a volunteer with Cincideutsch Christkindlmart, talks about the German holiday market on Fountain Square.

Sharen Kardon from Covington's Behringer Crawford Museum has all the information about their 24th Annual Holiday Toy Trains display.

Here is the latest news in books and authors for Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Note: the list of National Book Award winners can be found here.

Todd Moss: Minute Zero

Nov 20, 2015

State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker is back in Todd Moss' new thriller, Minute Zero. This time Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe, where a longtime strongman is being challenged for the presidency.

Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder (only to realize you can't get down), the cats that provide advice in You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world!

Against the backdrop of the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, The Promise tells a heartbreaking story with two unforgettable voices: Catherine Wainwright, a young pianist from Dayton, Ohio, who leaves town in the wake of a terrible scandal in order to marry a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams; and Oscar’s housekeeper, Nan, who struggles with her feelings for Oscar and for Andre, his young child.

Curt Whitacre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music talks about the CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band's "Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite & Holiday Concert" happening Sunday November 22.

Here is the latest news in books and authors for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

With titles such as Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden, Johanna Basford has earned the title of 'Adult Coloring Book Queen' by creating 'inky adventures' for the hidden artist in all of us.

The Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects - but who carved them?