As an Ohio native and a knowledgeable Sports Director, Andy Baskin has had the privilege of covering a multitude of memorable sporting leagues and events. His career has seen him as sideline reporter, television host for a plethora of sports shows, play by play announcer, and on air personality. Highlights of his extensive resume include: the 1996 Summer Olympics, 1995 and 1997 World Series, ESPN’s Big Ten Wrap-up show, the NFL, PGA, LPGA and Senior Tour for ABC-CBS TV, and covering every major sports team from Cleveland to Cincinnati. His exemplary coverage of these sporting events have not gone unnoticed, as Andy has won awards with the Society of Professional Journalists and the Cleveland Press Club. Most recently, Andy’s decorated broadcasting career has focused on covering the Indians, Cavaliers and Browns, where his voice is on Cleveland’s Sports Radio 92.3 The FAN in the 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM time spot. It is in this platform where he informs and debates Cleveland sports daily with callers and his on air partner Jeff Phelps. Outside of his career, Andy lives in Summit County with his wife Cassy, daughter Brynn and son Blake. Andy enjoys ice and roller hockey, softball and skiing, along with coaching and volunteering. Within the realm of volunteering, Andy has dedicated his efforts and time to organizations such as LifeBanc and Autism Awareness. Andy has also hosted the Lung Association Buckeye State Tailgate and is the Co-Chair for the Bruce Baskin Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic.
Upon moving here in 1960, Fred decided it was best to help the community by joining the Mayfield Jaycees in 1969. The Jaycees, a service organization that helped develop leadership through community involvement, had found just that. A dedicated leader. Fred became president of the Mayfield Jaycees in 1970, and served in that capacity until 1971. He remained with the Jaycees, although not as president, until the chapter was exhausted. Throughout his time with Jaycees, Fred had a hand in several projects in the schools and the city of Mayfield Heights, including none other than the old Mayfield Heights Hill in front of City Hall on Mayfield Road. While getting the hill built was a big accomplishment, the event he enjoyed preparing for, and the one of the primary functions of the Jaycees, was Heritage Days – the precursor to today’s Unity Days festival. In addition to the Hill and Heritage Days, Fred also might have been seen cleaning up the park.
Fred was an original member for two organizations: the Mayfield Chamber of Commerce and the Charter Review Commission. While on these commissions, in 1971, then Mayor Ross DeJohn appointed him to the Board of Zoning Appeals, where has served for 4 mayors. He currently still sits on the board as the chair.