Kathy Vogel

kathyVogel squareKathy Vogel is a NE Ohio radio veteran who's worked on-air in Cleveland, Akron, and Canton as a morning show personality. 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.      

Thursday, 03 September 2020 03:29


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What to do with that grease after you're done frying some yummy bacon... Pour it down the drain, right? NOOOOOO! Not even if you're using all the hot water in the world is it okay to do this. It could lead to issues that will cause you a big ol' headache down the road. Here's a hack that a U.K. woman came up with:  
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 03:30

One in Two Million

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I did something impulsive.  Remember when we talked about the rare blue lobster that an employee discovered at the Red Lobster in Cuyahoga Falls? Well, that one-in-two-million lobster is now living out a non-feast-on-me life at the Akron Zoo. The Red Lobster employee had named him Claude, after RL's mascot. Well, the zoo discovered he is a she, and so she was named Clawdia. Love it! I saw that Clawdia was a part of the Akron Zoo's Care for a Critter program. And I just had to contribute. It was impulsive. It happened at 4 in the morning when I…
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 03:32


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Sometimes a legend doesn't intend on becoming a legend. Like Rick Astley. Let's face it-- a lot of people busted on his dance moves, or lack thereof, back in his heyday. But this dude is still on fire! He became a prank and an internet meme with whomever decided to coin "Rickrolling" and put clips from his video "Never Gonna Give You Up" into other videos. Rick rolled with it. Really! He Rickrolled other musician's concerts. He has transcended generations with style and the ability to laugh at himself. Rick really has a great voice, and he's still making music…
Monday, 31 August 2020 03:41

Serving Size

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I had a lot of time to think while on vacation. And eat. So I binge-bought this yummy pie. It's apple crumb. Not only am I getting a daily recommended serving of fruit, but-- the crumb part. The. Best. Since this pie is not average size (as you can see in the picture), does that mean this pie could be considered one serving? Asking for a friend... I know, I know. I'll be wearing this pie on my thighs if I inhale the entire thing. I mean, if my friend eats the whole pie...
Friday, 21 August 2020 03:32

Caribbean Queen

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I'm out of here, y'all! On vacation for a week. While my preferred vacation involves a beach and large body of water, it ain't happening this year. (Suck it, COVID!) But that's okay. I'll make a rum-filled drink, turn off the AC, and pretend I'm on a beach in the Bahamas or Jamaica. With that in mind, HERE ARE some facts you may not have known about the tropical locale.  P.S. I'm gonna do all the stuff that everyone else did while in QT: baking, staying up late, snacking, hair in a bun and yoga pants... See ya in a…
Thursday, 20 August 2020 03:28


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You've probably taken a selfie or five, or a family photo, or a couple's photo with the Weeping Willow at Edgewater Park. I love weeping willows. They're so beautiful and floatie, and airy. But who planted this tree, and why? Gather 'round, JenY Nation. It's time for a fun story. Get the scoop HERE.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:39


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Earlier, I wrote about the deck that my hubs built for our squirrels. There's an update! As you can see, he just built a ladder for them. When he told me a while ago that he was building a ladder, I assumed it was going to be something like you'd make as a kid from popsicle sticks. I know my husband. He's all "go big, or go home." Duh! Epic. I was impressed by the structure. And the irony is-- he built the ladder, but I got to see a squirrel run down it! We watched for a few days,…
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 03:43


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I've always had a fascination with parking lots. Weird, I know. It's because parking lot adventures were always something my dad and I would go on when I was a kid. You could find all kinds of trinkets and coins and dollar bills in a parking lot.  But nowadays, it's the disturbing things I find. Like rando underwear, masks, gloves... and this toothbrush. This poor, poor toothbrush. So many thoughts running through my mind: 1. What did this toothbrush ever do to you? Geesh, all run-over and what-not. 2. Did the person who littered with this actually brush their teeth?…
Monday, 17 August 2020 03:41

More Whale(bell)...

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You know what we need more of during these "unprecedented times"? More whale! Beluga whales are the perfect animals to add to your squad: squishy, cute, chatty, and always inspiring. Polar Bears International and exlore.org are again providing Beluga awesomeness with a live feed in the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada.  Turn up the volume so you can experience a Beluga conversation through their high-pitched clicks, chirps and grunts.  You're welcome.  
Friday, 14 August 2020 03:35

I Do What I Want

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Doggos are just the most precious creatures. They are nothing but unconditional love. And their personalities!  Eclipse loves to go to the dog park. But one day five years ago, her human was taking too long to get on the bus to go to the park, so... she got on all by herself and made the trip. She's been making that trip now, solo, because when a dog needs to socialize-- she needs to socialize! She even has her own special bus pass! Check out her journey HERE.
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