Dick has been a staple of Tampa Bay Area broadcasting for better than four decades. For more than 35 years he has been sports director at both the NBC affiliate (19 years - WFLA-TV) and before that at the then ABC affiliate (16 years - WTSP-TV). He has also worked extensively in radio and was best known as part of the Q Morning Zoo on Q105 Radio.
His sports broadcasting also included several years with NASCARís Motor Racing Network and 17 years doing the radio broadcasts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also served as stadium announcer and television broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Crippenís work has taken him around the country as he broadcast the Unlimited Hydroplane Circuit on ESPN for ten years and is currently associated with the APBA Offshore Racing Circuit. He has also done a drag boat series, the 12 hours of Sebring, motorcycle racing and is host of Boattest Reports that just recently moved from Speedvision to the Outdoor Life Network.
He has been an
integral member of the Super Bowl Task Force that landed three Super Bowls for
Dick is currently
Executive Director of Community Development for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and
also heads up their Rays of Hope Foundation. He serves on eight board of
directors including the St. Petersburg YMCA; PARC (Pinellas Association for
Retarted Children); United Way of Tampa Bay; Florida
Blood Services; CASA; Pinellas Education Foundation; and the Salvation Army
Advisory Board. He is also a lifetime member of the board for the Suncoast Ronald MacDonald Houses and serves on the Board of
Counselors at the
Dick and wife
Penny, reside in
The station's ( CH 10 WTSP ) weatherman, veteran