Longtime WNIR/Akron Host Howie Chizek Dead At 65
June 18, 2012 at 3:41 AM (PT)
HOWIE CHIZEK, who hosted a talk show on MEDIA-COM Talk WNIR/AKRON, OH for over thirty years, died SATURDAY (6/16) of an apparent heart attack while on a trip to FLORIDA at age 65. CHIZEK was on his annual trip to take ten members of his NEW ADVENTURES youth group to DISNEY WORLD when he passed away.
CHIZEK joined WNIR's predecessor WKNT-A-F/KENT in JUNE 1974 from WBBW-A/YOUNGSTOWN, OH and hosted weekdays 10a-3p and SATURDAYs 9a-noon. He also served as the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS public address announcer when they played at the old RICHFIELD COLISEUM.