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.


Wednesday, 20 September 2023 10:43

Gettin' It Done

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The garage is the place to be! So many businesses started there: Disney, Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Virgin, Amazon, Google... and maybe Inifinity Laser Engraving Company. In Concord, 18-year-old Jeremy Coller operates three high-powered CO2 laser machines. Gifts, promo items, and signs are a big chunk of his business-- which is…
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 10:59

The Greatest

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The greatest might be here in our own backyard. America's Greatest Detective, that is. The Akron Police Department employs 88 detectives, and one of their own is up for title. Dr. Troy looney is a 31-year veteran of the force. He is one of three finalists competing, if you wanna…
Wednesday, 06 September 2023 13:07

Dog Whisperer

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Cesar Millan ain't got nothin' on 74-year-old George Kocar of Bay Village. Every morning, rain or shine, he walks a 5-mile loop for his health and happiness-- and to greet every doggo on his route. He knows every dog's name; Every dog's story. And, yes, he gives them treats and…
Tuesday, 22 August 2023 12:29

I Do Eclair!

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With Labor Day almost here, many believe it's the last hurrah before things take a turn. So, let's make this final official backyard get-together a delicious one! I know I'll be making my favorite no-back dessert: Eclair Cake. You can't go wrong with this crowd pleaser. Eclair Cake Ingredients: 3…
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 11:03

What's the Story?

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I love behind the scenes info on anything. I love the stories, whether it's about the creation of a song, movie, book-- those things fascinate me. With that in mind, I thought I'd drop a little nug on you about The Dark Side of the Moon album cover.  There's nothing…
Wednesday, 09 August 2023 16:00

Baby Cuddles

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All babies need cuddles. Even if it's a 200-pound baby walrus. Staff membes at the Alaska SeaLife Center have been providing around-the-clock cuddles for this lost calf. Walruses depend on their mothers during the first two years of life, so the staff has been so attentive to the this "little"…
Wednesday, 02 August 2023 16:22

Bear Don't Care

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When it gets really hot out, we like to take a dip. Same thing applies to bears. When it's hot, why not cool down in someone's backyard oasis? Burbank Police encountered a leisurely bear just bear-ing it up.   The bear was not "arrested". He took a dip, then headed…
Wednesday, 26 July 2023 10:34


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I miss old movie theaters. I used to love going to a weeknight movie at The Village in Fairlawn in my college days. A cheap movie in a cool theater on a weeknight was like no other. There's a charma and nostalgia that all the surround-sound-giantic screen can't replace. That's…
Wednesday, 19 July 2023 18:03

Feels Like the First Time

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Where does half a century go!?!? Hard to believe, but it's true-- Foreigner has been rockin' and rollin' us with a ton of hits over the past 50 years. But it's them for them to say goodbye. They're currently on their farewell tour, but I had the chance to talk…
Tuesday, 11 July 2023 13:21

Dash Then Dine

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I know there are many of you that are big foodies. There are many of you that like a road trip. And there are many of you that love the Buckeyes. Whether you're all three, a combo of these things, or just have a slight case of wanderlust-- this might…
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