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 Martha Holmberg
12:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

"Modern Sauces"

In many dishes, it’s the sauce that seals the flavor deal, but oftentimes, making the sauces can be an intimidating process. That was until now. Martha Holmberg, a La Varenne-trained, award winning food writer has just released Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day. Mark Perzel talks with the author about the range of recipes in her book, from the well-known marinara and hollandaise, to the more adventurous maple-rum sabyon and coconut-curry spiked chocolate sauce.


Author B.A. Shapiro
12:31 am
Fri December 7, 2012

The Art Forger

"The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro

The intrigue surrounding the art world, stolen artwork and forgeries sets up the background for the new novel from B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger. This novel has received rave reviews and is the Joseph Beth Booksellers-Cincinnati book for the month for December. B.A. Shapiro is on the phone with Mark Perzel to talk about the novel and its use of a real crime to set off her chain of events.


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.


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