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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Reading, Writing, Self-Expression
1:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

WordPlay Open in Northside

The Northside neighborhood is now home to WordPlay, a new children’s literacy non-profit, giving neighborhood kids a place to go to ready, write and find new ways to express themselves. Libby Hunter, co-founder and executive director, is in-studio with Mark Perzel to discuss how WordPlay came into being and the organization’s mission and goals.

In the new Cincinnati Magazine
1:30 am
Fri September 28, 2012

"An Abandoned and Malignant Heart"

Cincinnati Magazine - October 2012

Cincinnati Magazine’s Associate Managing Editor Amy Brownlee has a fascinating article in the October issue about the 2009 murder of 17 year-old Travis White in Covington, and his 14 year-old girlfriend, Emily Ball, who was found guilty for arranging the murder. Mark Perzel and the writer discuss the background of this case and what may happen in early October when Ball, who is now 18, has a state-mandated resentencing hearing.

I Love Cinnamon Rolls!
1:31 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Author Judith Fertig

"I Love Cinnamon Rolls" by Judith Fertig

One book, 50 separate recipes for a variety cinnamon rolls (including local favorite, schnecken!)  Judith Fertig, author of I Love Cinnamon Rolls, talks all things gooey and sweet (and no trips to the mall necessary!) with Mark Perzel. (Listen for this book as a tasty thank-you gift during our fall fund drive!)

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
1:30 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Dr. Mary Ronan of Cincinnati Public Schools

Dr. Mary Ronan, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools

As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the American Graduate initiative, Mark Perzel welcomes Dr. Mary Ronan, superintendent of the Cincinnati Public Schools. As a precursor to today’s American Graduate broadcast on CET and PBS, Dr.

People Working Cooperatively
1:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Ramp it Up for Vets

People Working Cooperatively initiate program to help local veterans.

Jock Pitts, president and CEO of People Working Cooperatively, joins Mark Perzel to share details of a new initiative, Ramp It Up for Vets, specifically designed to assist veterans with home repairs and modifications.

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