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Dean Drapin

Dean attended the University of Tampa and worked on WTUN, the campus radio station. From there, he moved into commercial radio with WPKM and WINQ, and became one of the “Swinging Gentlemen” at WLCY.

In the 70’s he moved into television, joining the staff of WTVT-Channel 13 as a booth announcer. During his years there, he appeared on a “Pulse Plus” segment called “Tampa Bay Topics,” and was the off-screen announcer for the station’s high school game of knowledge, “High Q.” 

The Atlantic Beach, NY native joined Local 321 of the I.A.T.S.E. (the union whose members include theater stagehands) in the 90’s doing booth set-ups and other stage work for conventions and concerts at venues like Ruth Eckerd Hall and Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

Dean passed away in August 2021 at the age of 77.

Station History

1965 - 1971 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)

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