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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Author Kevin Grace
1:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Cincinnati's Irish Heritage

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, but Saturday at noon is the kick-off to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through the streets of Cincinnati. While mostly known for our German heritage, Cincinnati has a long history of Irish influence through the generations. Mark Perzel is joined on the phone by Kevin Grace, head of the Archives and Rare Books Library at the University of Cincinnati, who has written Irish Cincinnati, a book detailing the impact and influence of the Irish during Cincinnati’s history.


Cincinnati Pops
12:31 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Classical Roots annual concert

This year’s Cincinnati Pops Classical Roots concert happens Friday, March 15 at Music Hall. This celebration of the musical contributions of African-Americans will feature conductor John Morris Russell, the incomparable Branford Marsalis, and the CSO Classical Roots Community Mass Choir featuring singers from over 30 area churches. John Morris Russell is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about the importance of this one-night only concert, and some of the unsung heroes they will be saluting.


Professional Women's Network
12:31 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Dress for Success Cincinnati

Dress for Success Cincinnati has launched its Professional Women’s Network, a support system for clients who have landed a job and need help transitioning into the work world. The group, which meets on Saturdays, will discuss the corporate environment, advancement, communications and other skills required to build a successful career. Dress for Success Executive Director Julie Smith-Morrow joins Mark Perzel to talk about this new effort to support women as they move from unemployment to employment.


Broadway Star
12:30 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Bebe Neuwirth in concert

If you only know the name Bebe Neuwirth from her role as Lilith on the long running sitcom “Cheers,” then you’ve only just scratched the talented surface of this multi-talented performer. She’s a two-time Tony Award winner for roles in “Chicago” and “Sweet Charity,” plus she originated the role of Morticia in the Broadway musical The Addams Family. She’s in Cincinnati Saturday night for a performance called Stories With Piano at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, sponsored by the Mayerson JCC. She is on the phone with Mark Perzel to discuss her career and what the audience can expect in her Saturday night show.


Disabilities Film Festival
12:30 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Reel Abilities Film Festival

Cincinnati is one of 9 US cities hosting a week of exceptional, touching, courageous and beautifully made films as the Reel Abilities Film Festival begins Saturday night. From March 9 through the 16, at various venues around town, films that share the stories, lives and art of people with disabilities will be shown, all benefitting local organizations that work with, advocate for or provide services to people with disabilities. Organizer Christa Zielke from Visionaries + Voices and disability advocate Kathleen Sheil from Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled join Mark Perzel to discuss the importance and the quality of the films that are a part of this festival.


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