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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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.

To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes
1:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Author Francis Slakey

"To the Last Breath" by Francis Slakey

Physics professor Francis Slakey thought he could maintain his isolated lifestyle, even after deciding he was going to climb the highest peak on every continent and surf every ocean on Earth. He was wrong.

Music Festival Back for 2012
1:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Midpoint Music Festival

A scene from a prior Midpoint Music Festival

The 2012 version of the Midpoint Music Festival is coming at the end of the month, so organizers Dan McCabe and Venomous Valdez stopped by the studio to talk with Mark Perzel about this year’s music AND film festival.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Fonts
1:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Author Simon Garfield

"Just My Type" by Simon Garfield

It wasn’t that long ago that any talk of fonts was left to graphic designers and printers. Now, everyone knows what fonts are, which they like, which they don’t, and the brief dominance of Comic Sans! Simon Garfield, the author of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts joins Mark Perzel to talk about his amusing book detailing everything you’d want to know about fonts

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