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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January's Cincinnati Magazine
12:30 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Vent Haven Portrait Book of Dummies

Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits

You may be aware that Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is the home of the world’s only museum of ventriloquist dummies, called Vent Haven. Recently, nationally known celebrity portraitist Matthew Robinson did a photo shoot of many of the dolls for his new book, Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits and his work is profiled in this month’s Cincinnati Magazine. Mark Perzel welcomes Linda Vaccariello from the magazine into the studio to talk about this unique project.


2013 Lecture Series
12:30 am
Fri January 11, 2013

The Mercantile Library

Mercantile Library

Albert Pyle, the longtime director of downtown’s Mercantile Library, joins Mark Perzel to discuss their 2013 Lecture Series, including the annual Niehoff Lecture and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture. The library, located at 4th and Walnut, prides itself on being the literary center of the city and houses an impressive collection of books and artwork.


Local Author Leah Stewart
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

"The History of Us"

Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books Husband and Wife,” and The Myth of You and Me receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book,The History of Us,” based here in Cincinnati, is just out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.


25 Years in Business
12:30 am
Fri January 4, 2013

OTR's Gray & Pape

Did you know there is a national company headquartered in Over the Rhine that employs archeologists, historic preservationists, scientists, and other unique professionals working under the banner of cultural resource management? Starting their 26th year in business, Gray & Pape is based at 13th and Main, but has offices in Indianapolis, IN; Richmond, VA; Providence, RI; and beautiful Rabbit Hash, KY. Kevin Pape from Gray & Pape joins Mark Perzel in studio to discuss his company’s work, successes, and plans for the next 25 years.


"The Fairest One of All"
12:31 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Celebrating 75 Years of Disney's "Snow White"

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Disney’s classic film, Snow White, author and film historian of the Walt Disney Foundation, J.B.

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