About Cal Koat
Cal has a resonant baritone that reminds some people of the early days of FM radio, but upbeat and warm. Cal voices many movie promos and can easily slide from amusing to deep and dramatic. Overall, his on-air sound has been described as very attractive and friendly, especially by ethnic listeners for some reason. He's the total package with 34 years of commercial production experience, Cal has the ears and the pipes to deliver the goods, straight and simple or with gusto. He also emcees many, many performances because he gives great intro.Read More
- professional radio and television broadcaster with 31 years in the Metro Vancouver market
- specialist in on air, digital production, creative writing and radio programming (with a focus on contemporary global music)
- voice-over experience in: - regional and national radio commercial
and promotional announcements
- concert, music label and artist
- national radio network imaging
- television voice-overs for advertising
- television documentary narration
- industrial and promotional sales film
- electronic employee training CDR
- music artist interviews
- live concert MC duties
- locally situated and readily available
Cal's worked thirty-four years in Greater Vancouver radio, twenty-eight of those specifically in multicultural broadcasting, most notably as International Program Director of 96.1 FM, CHKG and AM 1470, CJVB, Fairchild Radio and executive producer of (Website hidden) on Channel M.
He was instrumental in the application and acquisition of Fairchild Media Group’s license for AM 1430, CHKT, Toronto and wrote the programming format for 96.1 FM, affectionately known as ‘The World’ which for three years, until October 31st, 2000 grew a loyal and enthusiastic audience as North America’s ‘very first commercial FM world beat radio station’. He was presented with the Canadian Association Of Broadcaster’s highest honor for Canadian Talent Development, The Gold Ribbon Award, recognizing 96.1 FM’s World Music Spectacular for excellence in the promotion and development of Canada’s world music artists.
Cal manages and maintains World Beat Canada, an online repository for contemporary global music through reviews, interviews, charts and two popular weekly radio podcasts.
He currently hosts World Beat Canada radio and Celt In A Twist radio, 4 hours of contemporary global music in Vancouver on 983 Roundhouse Radio and AM 1470 Fairchild Radio respectively. Both shows are syndicated into 16 markets across North America. Cal also voices and produces many movie trailers, splitters, promos and IDs for Fairchild Radio.
Coors Brewing Company
BMW Group Canada
Northeast Nebraska Responsible Drinking Coalition
City of Burlington, Ontario
Bagel Web Agency
Canadian Automobile Association
ScienArt Media video games
The TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Vancouver's largest annual public event with over 1/2 million in attendance.
Fairchild Radio Canada - national imaging and English language voice and production for AM and FM stations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto
Melo Productions - radio concert promos for Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Maxi Priest, Morgan Heritage, Toots & The Maytals, Damian Jr Gong Marley, Yellowman and more.
Warner Brothers Pictures and Paramount Pictures - radio contesting trailer promos for first run movies and DVD releases
CN IMAX Theatre - new movie release promos
Vancouver Festivals - promos include Taiwanfest, Latino Soy Fest, Vancouver Children's Fest, Caribbean Days Fest and others.
Graduate: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Radio Production Technology (1980)
Notable achievements and awards: Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Gold Ribbon Award for Canadian Talent Development
Leo Award nomination for best entertainment television series: (Website hidden), Channel M, Vancouver.
Reviews 5.0View All (56)
Fast Turnaround Time
1 person said Cal provided files faster than they expected.
We have worked with Cal in the past and his work never disappoints. He was very accommodating on a short timeline and gave us a quick turnaround on the work we needed. Would highly recommend!
Mr. Cal has been excellent.
Simply the best voiceover artist you can work with. Fast. Reasonable. Understands without needing direction, and always positive!
Cal Koat would be a great asset to any radio stations or production houses that require voice talent service. We are very lucky to have Cal on our team and he has been voicing and producing English language radio commercials, promos, station IDs as well as program intros for us as well as our sister stations across Canada for many years.Fairchild Radio Canada
Cal is disciplined, dependable and dedicated, willing to put in 120% of his effort to make his productions perfect. His creativity can turn a rather bland advertising copy into an exciting and convincing sales pitch, and his skills in the use of voice and tone will give life to any script and commercial writings.
AVP, Promotion Director
Fairchild Radio AM1470 & FM96.1
Cal Koat has been voicing and producing radio commercials for the many concert presentations produced by Melo Productions throughout the years, maintaining a high standard of quality and meeting our required deadlines. I would recommend him for any voice or audio production opportunities you may have. I am pleased to provide this letter of reference for Cal Koat and if you require any further information do not hesitate to contact me.Melo Productions
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