Roy Lunel was first acquainted with a microphone at age 18 when he was on the air on KPCS, the local FM station broadcasting from the campus of Pasadena City College. He learned his microphone techniques from seasoned veterans of broadcasting who taught classes at PCC while still working in the broadcast industry in Los Angeles. While a student in Radio and Television broadcasting, Roy started employment at Caltech’s renowned Beckman Auditorium, as a stage technician involved in lighting, stage decoration and sound. During this time, Roy voiced numerous PSA’s for the many touring acts that appeared at Beckman. These 30 and 60 second spots were heard on various LA radio stations for several years.
Roy spent more than 6 years as an associate professor at the University of La Verne where he taught prospective radio and television students the art of radio and television broadcasting. The campus radio station KULV, was student run while the FM station KBOB, had a big band format that broadcast daily into the LA radio market. Roy was also heard as a sports commentator on local radio station KNTF broadcasting in the Ontario – San Bernardino market.
Roy’s familiarity with radio and television equipment landed him a sales position at a Los Angeles based distributor of audio and video equipment. He continued in sales of video and audio tape, media packaging. Throughout his sales career Roy kept up his voice over career doing commercials for Disney, Cadillac, Playboy, Laguna Art Festival, La-Z-Boy, Technasonic, Roy Rogers Fried Chicken, The LA County Fair, Sears and many more. Narrations were done for The Las Vegas Tourism Bureau, Bases Loaded Poker, Hill House Publishing, The Aerospace Walk of Honor, The Festival of Arts and many others. In 2013 Roy narrated the documentary, Eternal Hologram which received the Rising Star Award and the Award of Excellence at the Canadian International Film Festival.
For more than 10 years Roy’s voice was heard on navigational GPS discs as “the only human voice” in automobile navigation. During this time, Roy read more than 5 million street names, points of interest, restaurants, parks and ATM’s in the US.
Roy has a Bachelors degree in Broadcasting from California State University, Los Angeles and a Masters in Communications from the University of La Verne.