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Terry Pluto remembers "the booming voice from basketball heaven"
Howie Chizek, who died Saturday at age 65, was the Cavs distinctive PA announcer for 17 seasons
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Amanda Rabinowitz
 
Howie Chizek, 65, passed away unexpectedly on the first day of a trip with kids to Florida.
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Northeast Ohioans are remembering a very distinctive voice of the past 40 years. Howie Chizek died Saturday of a heart attack at age 65. In addition to his long-running talk radio program on WNIR in Akron, he was the Cleveland Cavaliers public address announcer for 17 years - - during some of the team’s most exciting seasons inside the old Richfield Coliseum.  

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto shares some of his favorite memories with Amanda Rabinowitz.

Terry Pluto's commentary on Howie Chizek

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