Photo Courtesy: WNIR -- Taken by Shane Wynn Studio
AKRON -- The radio station that dubs itself the Talk of Akron is now looking to fill the post of Howie Chizek, the long-time talk show host who died suddenly earlier this month.
WNIR 100.1 FM said in an e-mail, "While we are grieving we must move forward to continue his legacy of no-guest, live, local talk radio for the community."
WNIR is now accepting applications for that job and says to qualify "you must be an exceptionally engaging person with a good speaking voice, a strong vocabulary, a healthy sense of humor, a quick wit and an interest in everything."
Although WNIR says having radio experience is beneficial, it is not required.
To apply for the job, you can send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions are asked to also have an air check or one-to-two minute audio file describing, in your own voice, why you are the right person for the job.
Chizek turned 65 on June 9 and died from a heart attack a week later while on a trip with underprivileged children to Orlando's Walt Disney World -- something he had done for decades.
He had worked at WNIR for 38 years and also served as the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
He was laid to rest last week at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg.