Kathy Vogel

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Kathy Vogel is a NE Ohio radio veteran who’s worked on-air in Cleveland, Akron, and Canton. She was the host of the Emmy-nominated children’s TV show “Ask Gilby”, and has appeared in several indie films. In addition, Kathy is a voice over artist, award-winning screenwriter, and founder of Crack Wise Magazine.
Kathy married into a rock & roll family: Her father in- law is world-class drummer Joe Vitale, and her husband is Joe Jr., frontman of the band Ravenwood. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys wine, friends and family, and laughter.


Monday, 19 December 2022 10:01

Green With... Sweetness

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Not a holiday went by when growing up without this dish on the table. All the major holidays were spent at my aunt and uncle's house, and it's provided me with so many warm memories that I reflect on frequently. As a nod to those memories, not a Christmas goes…
Monday, 12 December 2022 10:18

All the Christmas

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There's this one house that sits at the corner of High Mill and Strausser that always has some kind of lawn decorations going on-- especially when whatever holiday rolls around. But this year for Christmas, they've outdone themselves. You can barely see there's a house here! This picture doesn't really…
Tuesday, 06 December 2022 13:05

Akron On Deck

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I had no idea this existed, but I love it! Art x Love, a creative agency in Bath, just released its second deck of playing cards featuring Akron landmarks, businesses, and icons from local artists.    Pretty sweet! I ordered both sets. Love supporting artists and their work, while being…
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 12:30

Say Cheese!

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Smile! This sounds a like a fun idea anytime-- great for a date night, for the family, for friends. Jessica Volke and Chase Christie recently opened up the "Treat Yo Selfie" selfie studio at the Ohio Station Outlets in Lodi. For $25, you can snap your selfies (or have a…
Monday, 21 November 2022 10:13

Divine Dish

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I read a story recently about the most-Googled odd Thanksgiving side dishes. The most popular, including in Ohio? Ambrosia Salad. I think my aunt used to make it when I was a kid as part of her Thanksgiving spread. It got its name because the ingredients were considered luxurious and…
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:01

For Sale

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The air is crisp; Halloween is over; and people are setting their sights on Thanksgiving and Christmas. One place has been in a permanent state of Christmas bliss 365 days of the year-- A Christmas Story house and museum in Cleveland. In fact, the exact address is: 3159 West 11th Street.…
Wednesday, 02 November 2022 10:19


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Some of you are puzzle freaks. One of my closest friends is all about puzzles. It's all good! If you like to unwind and enjoy a puzzle, Costco has the ultimate challenge for you. As family and friends gather for the holidays, try this: 60,000 pieces in total. This giant puzzle…
Wednesday, 26 October 2022 10:59


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Maybe going to a Halloween party, or checking out a haunted attraction isn't your thing-- but you like spooky stuff. Why not visit one of several haunted places in Ohio, some of which are right in our backyard! Some of those places include the Canton Palace Theatre, where it's believed…
Tuesday, 18 October 2022 11:34


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DJ Cummberbund is masterful at mashing up. He's dropped yet another fab video, mixing three classic tunes into one called "Can't Stop the Distance." The video is primarily Cake's "Going the Distance" and Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Can't Stop". There's also a section with R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the…
Thursday, 13 October 2022 09:45


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Spooky season is here! And for some, Halloween is like Christmas. I must admit, I love seeing all the yard displays. Some people go above and beyond. Click HERE to see some house in Northeast Ohio that are bringing the fright.  For some family fun, the City of Akron is…
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