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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"Glittering Images"
12:31 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Author and Cultural Critic Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia is one of todays most acknowledged cultural critics, author of provocative books such as Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn, and recently released her assessment of art from earlier times right up to Star Wars. In Glittering Images, she selects more than two dozen images and provides some background on the author and the work, but also places it in within its historical context. It’s a fascinating walk through time using arts as the guideposts, and she’s on the phone to discuss this journey with Mark Perzel.


Community Engagement and Leadership Training
12:30 am
Fri February 15, 2013

C-Change - A Program of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

C-Change is a dynamic program of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber that provides leadership development and community engagement opportunities for emerging young leaders in the area. This one-year experience recently named its 8th Class, so we’ve invited Julie Bernzott, manager of HYPE Programs at the chamber, in to the studio to talk with Mark Perzel about exactly what happens during the C-Change year, and recount some of the efforts of previous classes to leave a legacy to our community.


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
12:30 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium

As our urban population continues to grow, the desire for more green and growing space also continues to grow. On February 27, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens will hold a Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium featuring a panel of knowledgeable and well-respected experts discussing a wide range of ideas and solutions to maintaining the natural world in an urban setting. Scott Beuerlein from the Cincinnati Zoo will be one of those experts, and he’s in the studio with Mark Perzel to discuss the symposium.


Author Kim Harrison
12:31 am
Fri February 8, 2013

"Ever After" - the new Hollows Series novel

Kim Harrison, author of the Hollows series of supernatural books, is out with the newest installment of the Cincinnati-based saga. There have been 10 Rachel Morgan tales so far, with just two more after this new one, so lovers of this series won’t want to miss Ever After. Kim Harrison was recently in town for an appearance at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, so she stopped in our studio for a talk with Mark Perzel.


Helping Non Profits in our Community
12:31 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Cincinnati Community Tool Bank

A relatively new non-profit in Cincinnati has the mission to help other non-profits, as well as churches and civic groups, by providing necessary tools and equipment as low-cost rentals rather than expensive purchases. Kat Pepmeyer is the executive director of the Cincinnati Community Tool Bank, currently only one of four affiliates of Tool Bank USA in the country. She sits down with Mark Perzel to discuss how the organization began, its mission, and how organizations can access the services they provide.

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