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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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.


Eating Local & Healthy at the Holidays
12:30 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Edible Ohio Valley

As your holiday cooking continues in high gear, perhaps you are looking for ways in incorporate locally grown foods into your family meals. Jennifer Kramer-Wine, editor of Edible Ohio Valley, joins Mark Perzel to talk about some of the really tasty, and healthy, local foods available this time of year that would make a wonderful addition to your menu.


Rapelling Santa, Ice Skating and More!
12:31 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Downtown Cincinnati for the Holidays

We are now full in to the holidays, and downtown Cincinnati is lit up, the skating rink is open, and businesses and restaurants are ready for shoppers and diners. Tricia Suit, the director of marketing with Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. joins Mark Perzel with information on special holiday events happening in and around Fountain Square during this holiday season.


Author Craig Heimbuch
12:31 am
Fri November 23, 2012

And Now We Shall Do Manly Things

What happens when a suburban dad, used to the comforts and conveniences of modern day life, suddenly receives a 12 gauge shotgun from his dad, who simply told him it was for “shooting?” Local author Craig Heimbuch shares his experiences of breaking out of his comfort zone and learning to hunt and better understand his family legacy in his new memoir, And Now We Shall Do Manly Things; Discovering My Manhood Through the Great (and Not-So-Great) American Hunt, and he shares some of this humorous tale with Mark Perzel.


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