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 Richard Lucas
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany by Richard Lucas

Author Richard Lucas joins Mark Perzel to discuss his recent book, Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany. It’s the true story of a Maine-born, Ohio-bred woman who went to Hitler’s Germany to study music, fell in love, and became a famed radio propagandist for the war.

Candace Klein
3:00 am
Sun August 12, 2012

Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend

Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend

It’s time to check in with Cincinnati’s serial entrepreneur. Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend, talks with Mark Perzel about these two organizations, their tremendous growth, and plans for further expansion.

Steal Like an Artist
3:00 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Creating Original Art

Steal Like an Artist. Available at amazon.com

After his commencement address went viral, Austin Kleon was encouraged to write about his ideas on creativity. In Steal Like an Artist, Kleon gives tips for beginning artists trying to create original work. Mark Perzel talks with Kleon about his new book and about what it means to steal like an artist.

Author Interview
2:29 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Gino Bartali - The Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

Mark Perzel learns the story of Italian cycling superstar Gino Bartali, the man who not only won the Tour de France in 1938 and 1948, but to this day holds the record for longest time span between victories. Bartali's secret efforts also helped save Jews in Italy during World War II. Aili & Andres McConnon discuss their book Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation which recounts Bartali’s inspirational life.

Cincinnati
2:20 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Cincinnati's Great Buildings

Polk Laffoon IV joins Mark Perzel to discuss his big idea about looking at what makes Cincinnati a great city for a series in Cincinnati Magazine. It began with the river, then the hills, and wraps up in the August issue with a look at the city's great buildings.

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