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Howie Chizek, WNIR Radio Host from Twinsburg, Dead at 65

Long-time radio host reportedly died of a heart attack

The "voice of common sense" as he was so often called is silent today.

WNIR talk radio host Howie Chizek, of Twinsburg, died Saturday at the age of 65.

Numerous media outlets report the Parmalee Drive man died of a heart attack while on a trip to Disney World with underpriveleged children.

Here's a round-up of coverage of his death:

  • Ohio.com: Akron Radio Host Howie Chizek dies at 65
  • Cleveland.com: Howie Chizek, Akron radio host and former Cavs announcer, is dead at 65
  • Newsnet5.com: Legendary Akron radio host Howie Chizek dies of heart attack

Did you know Howie Chizek? Share your memories and thoughts in our comments section below. 

Myron Holley June 19, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Rest in peace. and God bless
Teresa K. June 19, 2012 at 07:04 AM
I listened to Howie off and on for 30 yrs. I loved his take on topics and no one could twist a news story like he did. He called it like he saw it and I think he had alot of people who trusted him so much they gave him "insider" type info.... or could he have possibly just been that smart and insightful?? People trusted him with their secrets. Howie is a once-in-a-life-time type person. I don't think there is anyone on radio that can take his place. RIP, Howie and thanks for sharing your life with us.
David June 20, 2012 at 04:22 PM
My my daughters family was a neighbor of Howie Chizek and my daughter has told me how my 4 year old grandson would go over to Howies house and have talks with him on his patio, and he considered Howie his friend. I didnt know Howie personally but i know that Jackson will miss him and he knows, after my daughters talk with him, that a good man like Howie was called to heaven. They placed flowers on his chair where he used to sit and talk ,which I am sure made a blessed man like Howie Smile

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