CLEVELAND, Ohio — Longtime area broadcaster Howie Chizek, a talk radio host at Akron's WNIR FM/100.1 for almost 40 years and a former public address announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, died during a trip to Florida on Saturday. Chizek liked to say he invented the 3-point call in basketball, and he was one of the first to inject high-volume excitement into public address announcing -- so much that it led to his retiring from the Cavs to focus on radio.
"I tore the top of my vocal cords," he said. "I lost all the high notes." read more here