Longtime Cincinnati classical radio host Mark Perzel steps down

Posted on: August 17, 2016

“Mark Perzel, sonorous-voiced host and announcer for WGUC classical radio (90.9) and its sister station WVXU (91.7), is leaving Cincinnati Public Radio after a career spanning four decades,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Monday’s (8/15) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “Perzel is leaving to move closer to his family in North Carolina…. Perzel is currently the executive producer and nighttime host on WGUC, as well as host and executive producer of ‘The Book Club @91.7,’ on WVXU. He has been the familiar voice of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and has hosted and produced the station’s live broadcasts of the last three Lumenocity concerts held in Washington Park. This year, he was executive producer and co-host (with Brian O’Donnell) of Lumenocity in the Taft Theatre. Perzel has served as the voice of WGUC’s holiday specials [and] has also appeared as guest narrator and emcee for many local community events, as well as for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops. Perzel started with the classical station in 1981…. A national search for a new classical music host will begin immediately. However, listeners will continue to hear Perzel on the air during the transition.” 

Posted August 17, 2016