A broadcaster for 40 years, Lee managed and programmed radio stations in Hardin, Baker, Plentywood, Montana, Grand Forks and Dickinson, North Dakota. Lee and his wife Darlene previously owned KDRG Radio in Deer Lodge, Montana. Lee was involved in many activities: Sports play-by-play (the former sports voice of the University of North Dakota Sioux) wagon trains, trade shows, flag pole sitting, the Lee Leiss School of Broadcasting, the originator of Dickinson's Custer Riders, and the narrator of the Custer Reenactment at the Custer National Battlefield at Hardin, Montana.
Lee enjoyed preparing sales seminars, reading, carpentry, handyman projects, and computer programming. He enjoys baseball play-by-play and covers the away games for the Dickinson Legion Roughrider baseball team.
Darlene and Lee have three children, all teachers. Kent and Shawn are graduates of Dickinson State University. Kent received his masters from Northern State University at Aberdeen, South Dakota and has taught and coached at Climax, Minnesota, Kalispell, Montana, and Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Shawn received his masters from North Dakota State University and has experience as a Principal at Circle, Montana, Richardton, North Dakota, and as a High School teacher in the Dickinson Public School System. Daughter, Honey Lea, is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and teaching at Thompson, North Dakota.