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 Camille Paglia
12:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Glittering Images

Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia is one of todays most acknowledged cultural critics, author of provocative books such as Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn, is now out with her assessment of art from earlier times right up to Star Wars. In Glittering Images, she selects more than two dozen images and provides some background on the author and the work, but also places it in within its historical context. It’s a fascinating walk through time using arts as the guideposts, and she’s on the phone to discuss this journey with Mark Perzel.


Author Bill Roorbach
12:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Life Among Giants

Bill Roorbach

In his novel, Life Among Giants, author Bill Roorbach freely admits that there are touches of a memoir woven through this tale of murder, seduction and revenge. The book has been highly praised by critics and readers alike, and even our Mark Perzel was completely enthralled by the story. Mark talks with Bill Roorbach about this book and how the initial premise came to be.


Holiday Events & Activities
12:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Over the Rhine Chamber

Cincinnati's Over the Rhine

The renaissance of Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood has been extraordinary, from the Gateway District to Washington Park and all points in between. Joining Mark Perzel with an update of OTR’s growth and future plans, along with a look at some of the many holiday happenings taking place, are Emilie Johnson, president of the OTR Chamber, and Bobby Maly, a member of the OTR Chamber board.


Reuse & Recycle Computers
12:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative at work

Daniel Meek is the program director for the non-profit Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, which works to recycle old computers into working, viable products for use by schools and other non-profits. As their mission statement points out, the organization would like to improve the student-to-computer ratio in order to better prepare students for higher education and careers. Daniel Meek came by our studios to talk with Mark Perzel about Cincinnati Computer Cooperative and how businesses and individuals can be part of their effort.


American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
12:30 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Success by 6

Stephanie Byrd from Success by 6

As part of WVXU’s continuing support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate effort to find solutions to our nation’s high school dropout problem, Mark Perzel welcomes Stephanie Byrd, executive director of Cincinnati’s Success by 6 initiatives, striving to get toddlers and young children prepared for school through early education efforts.


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