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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April's Cincinnati Magazine
1:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Bigfoot in Ohio?

In case you didn’t know, Ohio has the 5th most Bigfoot sightings in the country, which means there are a lot of Buckeyes out hunting for him. Writer Jene Galvin shares his tales of looking for Sasquatch and some of the people who are searching constantly in an article in the April Cincinnati Magazine and in a conversation with Mark Perzel.

Author Amy Stewart
1:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

"The Drunken Botanist"

Pretty much every spirit known to man begins life as some sort of plant: sake began with a grain of rice; scotch emerged from barley; tequila from agave; rum from sugarcane; and bourbon from corn.

Autism Awareness Month
1:30 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Cincinnati Center for Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and it seems like new information is coming out regularly not just about autism, but the range of similar disabilities known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) Mark Perzel welcomes in Megan Thomas, the clinical director from the Cincinnati Center for Autism about the definitions of ASD and the range of programs and services offered by the center as well as their upcoming 10th anniversary celebration.

"Eighty Days"
1:30 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland's journey around the globe

Author Matthew Goodman has detailed one of the most fascinating, if lesser-known global races that happened in 1889 between two determined women. His book, Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World, takes readers along on the adventures of these two dynamic women and he talks about his fascination with this race during an interview with Mark Perzel.


Joe Hansbauer
1:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

New CEO at Findlay Market

Cincinnati Business Courier

While it’s only been a couple of months since Joe Hansbauer took over as President & CEO of Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, he’s about to embark on one of the busiest times of the year for the open-air market: Easter. He took a few minutes to come by our studio and talk with Mark Perzel about why he wanted this job, his impressions so far, and what plans and goals he has for the future.


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