AKRON, Ohio - WNIR radio in Akron is now searching for a person to fill the spot left open by the sudden death of long-time and legendary host Howie Chizek.
Chizek, 65, died of a heart attack June 16 while taking underprivileged children to Disney World.
He worked at the station 38 years, and published reports said he had the longest running no-guest talk show in the country.
Now, the station -- known as the "Talk of Akron" -- is accepting application to fill his midday time slot. Here is the posting from the station:
"The WNIR radio family is still in the process of mourning our beloved Howie Chizek. While we are grieving we must move forward to continue his legacy of no-guest, live, local talk radio for the community. Now we must begin that process. So WNIR is now accepting applications for a radio talk show host. 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. While radio experience would be beneficial it is not required. If you believe you are the person we are looking for send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please attach an air check or a one to two minute audio file describing, in your own voice, why you are the right person for this job. Media-Com is an equal opportunity employer."
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