Wendell Niles was one of the great announcers of the golden age of radio. He was an announcer on such shows as The Bob Hope Show, The Burns & Allen Show, The Milton Berle Show and The Chase & Sanborn Show.
He got his start touring in the 1920s with his own orchestra, playing with the Dorsey Brothers and Bix Beiderbecke.
Niles moved to Los Angeles, California in 1935 to join George Burns and Gracie Allen.
He and his brother, Ken, developed one of the first radio dramas, which eventually became Theatre of the Mind.