55 Reviews

Cal Koat

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

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Highlights

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.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Canadian, North American, US General American (GenAm)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

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.

Studio

Microphone

Rode NT1-A

Computer & Software

Mac Pro OS 10, Logic Pro, Sample Tank, Abelton Live

Special Equipment

ProTools LE w/ Digi OO2 & Focusrite preamps,Command 8 motorized surface, M Audio MIDI controller, KRK Rokit6 powered reference monitors

Delivery Methods

email or dropbox MP3, WAV or virtually any other format files

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Service Description

- 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
promotional announcements
- national radio network imaging
- television voice-overs for advertising
- television documentary narration
- industrial and promotional sales film
narration
- electronic employee training CDR
voice-overs
- EPK’s
- music artist interviews
- live concert MC duties
- locally situated and readily available

Testimonials

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.

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.

Seme Ho
AVP, Promotion Director
Fairchild Radio AM1470 & FM96.1
Vancouver, Canada

Fairchild Radio Canada

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.

Sincerely,
Mel Warner,
Melo Productions

Melo Productions

Voice Over Clients

Coors Brewing Company

BMW Group Canada

Tim Horton's

Stagg Chili

Western Union

Northeast Nebraska Responsible Drinking Coalition

City of Burlington, Ontario

SMS Beneflex

Bagel Web Agency

ING Engineering

Family Hyundai

Canadian Automobile Association

Elephant Games

ScienArt Media video games

Deseret Book

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.

Payment Terms

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Radio

Telephone

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Movie Trailers

4162
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Television

Educational

385
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Documentaries

1808
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Internet Video

Documentaries

2414
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Business

2828
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Business

Yak Access for Job #298625 Conference Greeting

Mr. Cal has been excellent.

Sep 24, 2018

Business

TheVideoSharks.com for Job #284845 Business App for Shoe Shining Needs a Cool, Calm, Story-telling Male Voice

Simply the best voiceover artist you can work with. Fast. Reasonable. Understands without needing direction, and always positive!

Jun 18, 2018

Internet Video

Voices.com (Sam Park) for Job #279438 VOICES - Corporate Video VO

May 15, 2018

Internet Video

MacGroup for Job #267225 Sekonic L-308X Video

Feb 19, 2018

Internet Video

Audiodraft for Job #269335 Game announcer

Cal was professional, flexible and punctual with his delivery. I would happily reccomend Cal for any jobs which require a deep, empathic male voice.

Cam / Audiodraft.com

Feb 8, 2018

Business

Harp Creative, LLC for Job #259680 AH Graphical Promo Revised

Great communication and great to work with!

Nov 30, 2017

Internet Video

Brian Carpenter for Job #236733 Promotional Video for a Caribbean Resort

Cal's professionalism and speedy delivery was fantastic. Our client is very happy with the way their promotional video turned out. Great work!

Jun 15, 2017

Documentaries

Major League Soccer for Job #230113 Youth Soccer Feature - Major League Soccer

May 8, 2017

Videogames

DominiGames for Job #227643 CC6 (Sanderion additional)

Apr 18, 2017

Internet Video

MacGroup for Job #221558 Sekonic L-858D Light Meter - Product Video

Mar 6, 2017

Videogames

DominiGames for Job #217917 CC6 (Sanderion)

Jan 25, 2017

Educational

itiel avraham for Job #205458 new discovery

Excellent work.
very satisfied with the results and very fast delivery.

Oct 24, 2016

Internet Video

Avalaunch Media for Job #180162 Dell- Data Security

Perfect Delivery and great to work with!

Apr 13, 2016

Internet Video

Voices.com (Todd MacLean) for Job #170702 Voices- Male Internet Video

Great work!

Feb 12, 2016

Business

Klokwerks Digital Inc. for Job #169624 Yonge Park Plaza

Fantastic voice, and even better character. I will work with Cal again. Fast, detailed and memorable.

Jan 22, 2016

Business

Pieter Miller for Job #160727 Non Profit Conf VOG Intro

Smooth and easy. Cal took our project and made it shine! Client was quite pleased. Fast and on the money. Thanks Cal!

Oct 26, 2015

Educational

Voices.com (Sarah Jamieson) for Job #159405 Cal - Your Voice Requested - Children's App

Amazing Cal! 5+ STARS!

Oct 19, 2015

Videogames

JetDogs Oy for Job #154097 Cursed

Sep 4, 2015

Educational

Matthew Craggs for Job #148128 CFWI Food Industry Video

Jul 13, 2015

Radio

Voices.com (Emily Campbell) for Job #144216 Voices- RUSH- Male Talent Needed for Local Radio Spot

Cal did an amazing job on this spot and was very responsive throughout the whole process. Highly recommend Cal for future projects.

Jun 3, 2015