Cal Koat  Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Cal Koat
/ 5 43 Reviews
Cal Koat

Cal Koat

Cal Koat Compilation Reel 2016


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.


English (North American), English


Canadian, North American, US General American (GenAm)


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


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 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.



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:, Channel M, Vancouver.


  • 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
- electronic employee training CDR
- EPK’s
- music artist interviews
- live concert MC duties
- locally situated and readily available


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.

Mel Warner,
Melo Productions

Melo Productions

Client List

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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Next Steps

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Cal Koat Compilation Reel 2016 11076 Listens

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Telephone Messaging Demo 1562 Listens

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Movie Trailer Reel 2016 3530 Listens

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Cal Koat VO demo straight up 5618 Listens

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Educational Demo 19 Listens

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Narration Demo 1685 Listens

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Patricia Fraser VO Demo (my partner) 1937 Listens

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Audiobook Demo 1509 Listens

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Real Estate Demo 2144 Listens

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1 / 5
Apr 13, 2016

Perfect Delivery and great to work with!

2 / 5
Feb 12, 2016

Great work!

3 / 5
Jan 22, 2016

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

4 / 5
Oct 26, 2015

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

5 / 5
Oct 19, 2015

Amazing Cal! 5+ STARS!

6 / 5
Sep 4, 2015

Artem K
7 / 5
Jul 13, 2015

8 / 5
Jun 3, 2015

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

9 / 5
Jan 8, 2015

Great job on the read. Very responsive and quick with script changes.

10 / 5
Nov 21, 2014

Thank you for wonderful voicework again!

Artem K
11 / 5
Oct 28, 2014

GREAT work, Cal! You have a fantastic voice, and you're very professional to work with. Keep it up!

12 / 5
Sep 29, 2014

13 / 5
Jun 13, 2014

Cal is a fantastic voice over talent!

14 / 5
May 8, 2014

Artem K
15 / 5
Apr 2, 2014

Jeff Myers
16 / 5
Mar 27, 2014

Tiro Swaby
17 / 5
Mar 22, 2014

Artem K
18 / 5
Feb 27, 2014

Artem K
19 / 5
Feb 5, 2014

20 / 5
Dec 21, 2013

Excellent talent! It's a pleasure to work with Cal!

21 / 5
Nov 27, 2013

Cal was a excellent professional to work with. We are very pleased to have him lend his talents for our project.

Thank you very much.

22 / 5
Nov 8, 2013

Excellent work! Thank you so much!

23 / 5
Nov 1, 2013

Very good audio file quality, quick response and very easy to work with. Thanks Cal.

24 / 5
Aug 27, 2013

It is always a pleasure to work with Cal. We'll be happy to see him in our future projects.

25 / 5
Jul 9, 2013

Cal did great work on portraying several characters in our games. It is always a complicated task and we were happy to hear Cal's great voiceovers.
Thank you, Cal.

26 / 5
Apr 20, 2013

It was a pleasure working with Cal Koat. Fast response, excellent voiceover, great manners, we are very happy.

27 / 5
Dec 9, 2012

28 / 5
Sep 14, 2012

A fantastic voice and pleasure to work with. Was very flexible with my hectic schedule. Even followed-up to make sure everything was ok. Highly recommend!

29 / 5
Aug 10, 2012

Good Job

30 / 5
Jul 23, 2012

Iveta Pari
31 / 5
Apr 24, 2012

Perfect! Superfast turnaround. A pleasure to work with. We look forward to working with Cal again.

32 / 5
Mar 2, 2012

Calee Lee
33 / 5
Jan 26, 2012

Calee Lee
34 / 5
Dec 7, 2011

Perfect work! Thanks a lot.

35 / 5
Nov 17, 2011

Thanks a lot. Good work!

36 / 5
Nov 8, 2011

Great work and availability. Very professional and patient with the client's schedule.

37 / 5
Nov 2, 2011

Thank you for the best work, Cal.
See you )

38 / 5
Oct 25, 2011

Thanks a lot it was perfect!

39 / 5
Aug 9, 2011


40 / 5
Jul 21, 2011

Done perfectly, prossionally & timely!

41 / 5
Feb 2, 2011

Cal did a great job on our Station ID's and I would definitely recommend him to others. Thank you Cal.

42 / 5
Oct 13, 2010

Thanks for the quick turnaround Cal. Greatly appreciated.


43 / 5
Apr 9, 2010

Cal was just great! His voice was perfect for the part and he really jumped in on a tight turnaround- even sending me copy with a different pronunciation on a word, just in case I'd need it. TOP NOTCH! Thanks, Cal!