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 Edition
6:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Some Turn 50, Some Hit 50

New book from Annabelle Gurwitch on turning 50.
Provided, Anabelle Gurwitch

Every seven and a half seconds, someone in America turns 50. While some people like to say “50 is the new 40,” actress/comedienne/writer Annabelle Gurwitch disagrees. In her new collection of essays, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, Gurwitch explores the hazards of reaching the half century mark. She shares some of the incites she’s had on reaching the big 5-0.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Stories in the Grove, Spring Grove Cemetery

New book by Phil Nuxhall reveals 150 interesting people and places from Spring Grove Cemetery.

  In his new book, Stories in the Grove, historian and author Phil Nuxhall takes readers on a personal tour of his favorite 115 people, places and things at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.  You’ll learn about Babe Ruth’s manager, Wild Bill Hickok’s wife, the oven window inventor, and dozens of others who make Spring Grove the “go-to” cemetery.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Cincinnati Ballet Second Company

James Gilmer & Maizyalet Velázquez in Sacred Ground by Jodie Gates.
Provided, Cincinnati Ballet, by Peter Mueller

  WCPO Reporter for Arts & Culture Matt Peiken followed the Second Company of the Cincinnati Ballet between October 2013 and April 2014, documenting the path of six dancers working fulltime for no pay as they competed for contracts as apprentices. Matt Peikin and dancer Samantha Nagy-Chow join us to talk about the Second Company, and the documentary.

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Cincinnati Edition
8:00 am
Sun April 27, 2014

Gulp: Adventures On The Alimentary Canal

New book by Mary Roach explores the inside of each of us.
Provided, Mary Roach
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Cincinnati Edition
8:00 am
Sun April 27, 2014

Telling the Tales of Local Icons With Animation

Flaming Medusa Studios animates the stories of Cincinnati icons.
Provided, Flaming Medusa Studios
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