R. Lee Riley

Resonant, flexible, Narrator/announcer scenerios

Voice Description

Voice characterization: Warm, songy, trusting. Strongest in announcer, documentary narration scenarios; also ‘folksy’ endorsement and commercial applications. From booming pulpits, the gravel of Burroughs or right down home to the Mason Adams feel. Prefer duration projects in narration. Character/voice acting scenarios, regional/cultural accents.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• Podcasts

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Charlotte, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask R. Lee Riley

My Voice Experience

Announcer/Narrator: "Audio Rag" Podcast Series, Data Tech Ventures, Charlotte, NC
Show personality and storyteller for submitted fiction entries from popular web community site. 2006-2007

Announcer: On-Hold Telephony, State Economic Development Office, RI
Talent and producer for on-hold announcement loops over music for the Economic Dvelopment Corporation. Wrote and read scripts that plugged e-newsletter campaigns and services for Internet resources. 2005

Announcer: “Wish We Were There”
Video production - a special tribute for the 50th Anniversary of the Rhode Island Tourism Division. Played before an audience of hundreds of tourism professionals, politicians, business leaders and staffers at the annual Governor’s Unity Luncheon. 2003

Narrator: “Burping the Memories: Flying White from Daytonview”
Provided the voice-over in the characterization of a news anchor for the video production of a performance art project of a Rhode Island College media professor’s tenure work. 2002

Announcer: On-Hold Telephony, West Hollywood, CA
Recorded regular community announcements, events, and municipal notices along with other talent for playback to constituents on hold during calls to the main switchboard of busy City Hall operation. 1993-95

Producer/Writer/Narrator & Interviewer, “SchoolView Video Magazine”
Monthly news magazine broadcast on the state PEG/Interconnect dealing with school district and public/community issues for the town of Barrington, Rhode Island. 1988-91

On-Air Announcer: WICN-FM Worcester, MA
Weekly broadcast as part of a national program for the blind. Listener selections would be read and presented on-air: books, magazines, news, etc. 1987-88

Narrator/Interviewer: “A Place of Their Own”
Documentary about the community and services of the Galilee Mission to Fisherman located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Won NCJA journalism award for best independent project at URI. 1986

On-Air Announcer/Personality: WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI
College alternative radio station reaching a tri-state audience. Regular overnights/DJ, daily news announcements, production booth work, promotions and PSAs. 1984-87

My Training

Rhode Island School of Design, voice coaching (Ron Milkie) Summer Session 2003

B.A. Broadcast Journalism, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Rhode Island - 1987

My Studio Equipment

* Fully insulated isolation booth for recordings
* PC-based recording, editing and sweetening
* Synth and special effects

Additional Skills

Experienced radio announcer. DJ, audio & video mixing experience. PC-based audio file manipulation. Writing: concise copywriting and editing skills, experience for writing on-air and commercial aspects.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

Contact Information

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Podcast- Host and Reader

State Tourism Division intro

State Tourism - segment

On Hold - RI Econ Dvp Agency

DVD - Announcer

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