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ONU to host Q&A with Cleveland Indians senior vice president of public relations, radio announcer

Feb 3, 2016

Robert “Bob” DiBiasio, the Cleveland Indians senior vice president of public affairs, and Jim Rosenhaus, the Indians radio announcer, will be conducting a question and answer session at Ohio Northern University in the Dicke Forum on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

DiBiasio, who has been with the Indians for more than 30 years, and Rosenhaus, who has been broadcasting the Indians since 2007, will discuss their respective roles with the Cleveland Indians, as well as the current state of the Indians.

DiBiasio, the brother of ONU President Daniel A. DiBiasio, began his career in 1979 as assistant public relations director and was named director of public relations in 1980.  The Lakewood, Ohio native was the 1999 recipient of the prestigious Robert O. Fischel Award for Public Relations Excellence in Major League Baseball.  He was also inducted into the Lakewood High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 1999.  In 1986, DiBiasio was named the public relations director to Sports Illustrated’s Dream Team.  He was also the recipient of the Mel Harder Distinguished Service Award for Community Involvement in 1997.  He has served as the president of Cleveland Indians Charities, is an honorary member of both the executive board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, and the board of the Cleveland Baseball Federation. 

Rosenhaus has been the radio broadcaster for the Indians since 2007. In addition to his radio duties, Rosenhaus also hosts “Indians Warm Up” and Tribe Talk on WTAM. Prior to joining the Indians, Rosenhaus spent 11 years as the play-by-play voice of the AAA Buffalo Bisons. In 2012, he became Tom Hamilton’s full-time and Rosenhaus serves as the play-by-play announcer during innings four and five, and is the color commentator for the rest of the game.  With the Bisons, he announced 1,628 games (just 44 contests shy of the all-time record for most in team history held by Pete Weber). In 2011, Rosenhaus was inducted into the Buffalo Bisons Hall of Fame.