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 Jeanne Sauvage
12:31 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Gluten-Free Baking

With holiday baking comes the awareness of people’s food allergies and dietary restrictions. Jeanne Sauvage has a new cookbook to help bakers navigate one of those restrictions. She tells Mark Perzel about her new cookbook, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats, which allows those avoiding gluten to still enjoy a tasty holiday season.


Covington's Mainstrasse Village Association
12:30 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Holidays in Mainstrasse

As the holiday festivities continue, Mark Perzel welcomes in-studio Kim Blank, the executive director of the Mainstrasse Village Association, to talk about some of the events going on in the village, the renaissance of the area with new shops, restaurants and bars, and how spending your money with locally owned businesses is a benefit to the local economy.


Editor Emily Franklin
12:30 am
Fri December 7, 2012

"How to Spell Chanukah..."

Mark Perzel discusses the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with Emily Franklin, the editor of the new book How to Spell Chanukah...And Other Holiday Dilemmas- Eighteen Writers Celebrate Eight Nights of Lights. This is a collection of short stories about Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, which starts Saturday, December 8 and runs to December 16.


Cincinnati Museum Center
12:31 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

An important part of human history is now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times opened recently and will be in Cincinnati through mid-April. Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, co-curator of this exhibition and professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University, recently sat down with Mark Perzel to discuss the importance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, what visitors can expect to see when they visit, and the extreme care that is taken to preserve these artifacts.


December's Cincinnati Magazine
12:31 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Best of the City 2012

Just like clockwork, if it’s December, it must mean time for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best of the City issue, featuring their take on some of the top stories, people, personalities, food and entertainment from the past year. Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters takes Mark Perzel though the selection process and highlights some of Cincinnati’s best from this year’s issue.


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