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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Visit Tower A
1:31 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Cincinnati Railroad Club based at Union Terminal

A view from Tower A

Here’s a great adventure for train lovers of all ages…a visit to Tower A, overlooking all the train tracks that come in and out of Union Terminal, home of the Cincinnati Museum Center. The men and women of the Cincinnati Railroad Club are always in Tower A during the museum hours to talk trains with every visitor. John Rockwell and Jack Haap from the club join Mark Perzel to talk about their love of trains and some of the amazing history of rail transportation here in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati USA
1:30 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Summer fun in Cincinnati from Linda Antus

Memorial Day weekend means the start of summer vacations, and before you plan on leaving town, listen to what Linda Antus, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, tells Mark Perzel about everything that will be going on in and around Cincinnati this summer. You might want to consider visiting some of the local attractions and events, even invite friends and family to join you.

Community Input
1:30 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Share your thoughts about the new Smale Riverfront Park's carousel

Smale Riverfront Park

Were you aware that a brand new carousel is coming to Smale Riverfront Park in 2015? It’ll be at the base of Vine Street with additional trees and water features. Community input is now being accepted for the carousel design, and one place you can see some of the history of Cincinnati parks and attraction is the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downtown branch. Mark Perzel learns more about this exciting new addition to the riverfront, and how listeners can provide input, from Steve Schuckman with the Cincinnati Parks Department and Patricia van Skaik from the library.

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Oxford's Freedom Summer Monument
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

"Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer"

A new book provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which was dedicated in 2000. Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer commemorates Western’s role in Freedom Summer and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the Freedom Summer trainees subsequently murdered in Mississippi. The book’s author, Jacqueline Johnson, is the archivist of the Western College Memorial Archives, and she talks with Mark Perzel about this tragic time in American history.

Early Photography
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Daguerreotypes, local and national, on display at the Taft Museum of Art

Tightrope Walker daguerreotype
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.37.15. © Nelson Gallery Foundation

In the Taft Museum of Art’s current side-by-side exhibits, visitors will discover the long and rich history of the photographic arts in Cincinnati, dating back to the mid-1800’s and the introduction of daguerreotypes, as well as see an amazing collection of rare and historical daguerreotypes. Mark Perzel welcomes in Assistant Curator Tamara Muente to talk about the impact the daguerreotype made, why Cincinnati become such a hub for the art form, and what visitors can expect to see in the exhibits Local Exposures: Cincinnati Daguerreotypes and Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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