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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"Dancing Dogs: Stories"
12:30 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Author Jon Katz

New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz has a way of writing about people and their dogs like few can. His The Dogs of Bedlam Farm proved that.

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
12:30 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Kid-Friendly Exhibits Downtown

From the Golden Books exhibit
The Animals’ Merry Christmas: Copyright Richard Scarry, 1958

Now that the kids are off for a couple of weeks, and you’re done with opening presents and spending money on presents, what will you do until school starts again? How about a trip to the library? And not just to check out books, but to enjoy a couple of exhibitions that even adults will enjoy.

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Peggy Shannon, Queen of the Cookies
12:31 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Queen City Cookies Keeps Growing

In less than three years, Queen City Cookies has taken the food world by storm! Recognized by trade magazines, their cookies carried in stores around the country, and their bacon schnecken has won numerous awards. This year, they had to move into a larger space to accommodate a substantially increased production process. Mark Perzel gets an update on this amazing success story from the founder/CEO/creative force of Queen City Cookies, Peggy Shannon.


Author Simon Garfield
12:31 am
Fri December 14, 2012

"Just My Type"

It wasn’t that long ago that any talk of fonts was left to graphic designers and printers. Now, everyone knows what fonts are, which they like, which they don’t, and the brief dominance of Comic Sans. Simon Garfield, the author of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts joins Mark Perzel to talk about his entertaining book detailing everything you’d want to know about fonts.


American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
12:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Dr. Anthony Smith of Cincinnati Public Schools

American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, is a cooperative project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and CET, and WVXU has partnered with them to help bring additional light to the high school drop-out problem. This month, Mark Perzel interviews Dr. Anthony Smith, assistant superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, who discusses the challenges of assessing the actual drop-out rates and some of the innovative approaches CPS is taking to better serve the needs of the students in order to keep them successfully enrolled through graduation.


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