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Friday, 23 June 2017 11:28

Rik

Rik is a British voice-over artist & radio presenter.  Born and raised in Eastbourne, East Sussex, he started volunteering at the local hospital radio station, Radio DGH, at the age of 15.

Voice DescriptionMale, ageless, deep, powerful, smooth, commercial.

After his mother spotted an advert for a part time radio producer at a Christian radio ministry in Eastbourne he left college.  His role at the Hour of Revival included recording and editing programmes for broadcast on Trans World Radio, Monte Carlo.  He then went on to HMV Radio, Galaxy Bristol, Radio Cheltenahm and ElevenSEVENTY before joining the Captial Radio Group as station producer in 1995. 

From there he joined Southern FM to host the afternoon show before producing Danny & Nicky In The Morning. He left in 1999 to host Drive on 103.2 Power FM where he remained until 2004, before joining kmfm in Kent and then Media Sound Holdings in Sussex, spending 4 years there as Head of Commercial Production.

Best known as a voice-over artist, especially imaging for radio and TV stations, his work is heard most notably in the UK as well as South Africa, the Middle East and Europe through his production company, Rik Scott Creative. Clients included Bauer, BBC, Wireless Group, M&S and NATS.

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Station imaging : AM station voice for the Wireless Group - Signal 2 in Cheshire & Staffordshire, Pulse 2 in West Yorkshire & Swansea Sound.  Group Promo voice for Bauer's City Network.  Station voice for BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Oxford, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Hereford & Worcester & BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Radio 2 UAE.  From 2009 to 2014 I was group voice for Real Radio in the North East & North West of England, Yorkshire, Scotland & Wales.  I was station voice for LBC News 1152am in London for 14 years from 2000.   Previously group voice for UKRD, Tindle, Lincs, Capital Group South & Heart S&P.   Overseas I’ve been station voice for Coast 103.2 Dubai. Also Red Cap Radio – South Africa, FMX - Bangkok, Channel 4 - Dubai, Radio 1 - Delhi, Radio Monte Carlo - Moscow & Kiss FM - Algarve.

Home studioGretch-Ken Sound Booth, Neumann TLM 103, SE Electronics Z5600A Mk2 & Aston Spirit Mics, Focusrite ISA One Pre Amp, Zephyr Xstream ISDN codec, Adobe Audition 3.0, Waves plugins for production work.

Testimonials

We’ve used Rik since I joined the station. His voice sits excellently as our station voice – powerful and strong for our Top of Hour imaging – but his tracks are very versatile, which have led us to use him to voice a number of different programmes and trails.  His pacing and strength of delivery come in to their own when it comes to sport trails, or situations where we want our imaging to sound dramatic. Rik’s versatility, however, is also evident when he voices other items of audio for us, such as our Sunday breakfast show, which is gentler, calmer but still strong – or for when we’ve asked for his voice to sound like he’s having fun, such as our running gag in our Hereford Marathon trail!

– Mike Wyer, BBC Hereford & Worcester

I first started working with Rik when I was head of production for Guardian Media’s Real Radio Network and he was so good that when I moved to Bauer Media…I took him with me. He’s a true professional, polite, courteous and an exceptionally good voice over. He’s always willing to go that extra mile to help you out. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

– Chris Ward, Bauer Media


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