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Cal Koat

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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Cal Koat

/ 5 49 Reviews

Cal Koat

  Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

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, 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 world.beats 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: world.beats, 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

Hire Cal as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Cal Koat about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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  • Internet
    / 5 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
    / 5 Abner Aceves for Job #230113 Youth Soccer Feature - Major League Soccer
    May 8, 2017
  • Videogames
    / 5 Oleg Smolyanskiy for Job #227643 CC6 (Sanderion additional)
    Apr 18, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Dan Marsico for Job #221558 Sekonic L-858D Light Meter - Product Video
    Mar 6, 2017
  • Videogames
    / 5 Oleg Smolyanskiy for Job #217917 CC6 (Sanderion)
    Jan 25, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 itiel avraham for Job #205458 new discovery Excellent work.
    very satisfied with the results and very fast delivery.
    Oct 24, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Derek Davidson for Job #180162 Dell- Data Security Perfect Delivery and great to work with!
    Apr 13, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Todd MacLean for Job #170702 Voices- Male Internet Video Great work!
    Feb 12, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Christopher Power 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
    / 5 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
    / 5 Sarah Jamieson for Job #159405 Cal - Your Voice Requested - Children's App Amazing Cal! 5+ STARS!
    Oct 19, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Artem Kirillovskii for Job #154097 Cursed
    Sep 4, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Matthew Craggs for Job #148128 CFWI Food Industry Video
    Jul 13, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Matt Sherman for Job #127105 Executive Travel VIP script Great job on the read. Very responsive and quick with script changes.
    Jan 8, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Artem Kirillovskii for Job #124870 Dark Side - Mortician & Matt Thank you for wonderful voicework again!
    Nov 21, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Kyle Holder for Job #120676 Voices - Political online video GREAT work, Cal! You have a fantastic voice, and you're very professional to work with. Keep it up!
    Oct 28, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Britt Lisbjerg for Job #119079 Laerdal geriatric e-learning second round
    Sep 29, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #104954 Voices - eLearning Project- Peter Character Cal is a fantastic voice over talent!
    Jun 13, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Artem Kirillovskii for Job #106002 Dr Frankenstein - part 2
    May 8, 2014