Cal Koat  Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Cal Koat
/ 5 43 Reviews
Cal Koat

Cal Koat

Cal Koat Compilation Reel 2016

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

Accents

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 for voice-over work. 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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Telephone Messaging Demo 1587 Listens

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Movie Trailer Reel 2016 3564 Listens

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Cal Koat VO demo straight up 5639 Listens

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Educational Demo 43 Listens

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Narration Demo 1695 Listens

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Patricia Fraser VO Demo (my partner) 1952 Listens

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Audiobook Demo 1559 Listens

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Real Estate Demo 2176 Listens

Cal Koat

  • / 5
    From Derek Davidson To Cal Koat (Re: Job #180162) Perfect Delivery and great to work with!
    Apr 13, 2016
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    From Todd MacLean To Cal Koat (Re: Job #170702) Great work!
    Feb 12, 2016
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    From Christopher Power To Cal Koat (Re: Job #169624) Fantastic voice, and even better character. I will work with Cal again. Fast, detailed and memorable.
    Jan 22, 2016
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    From Pieter Miller To Cal Koat (Re: Job #160727) 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
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    From Sarah Jamieson To Cal Koat (Re: Job #159405) Amazing Cal! 5+ STARS!
    Oct 19, 2015
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    From Artem K To Cal Koat (Re: Job #154097)
    Sep 4, 2015
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    From Matthew Craggs To Cal Koat (Re: Job #148128)
    Jul 13, 2015
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    From Emily Campbell To Cal Koat (Re: Job #144216) 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
  • / 5
    From Matt Sherman To Cal Koat (Re: Job #127105) Great job on the read. Very responsive and quick with script changes.
    Jan 8, 2015
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    From Artem K To Cal Koat (Re: Job #124870) Thank you for wonderful voicework again!
    Nov 21, 2014
  • / 5
    From Kyle Holder To Cal Koat (Re: Job #120676) GREAT work, Cal! You have a fantastic voice, and you're very professional to work with. Keep it up!
    Oct 28, 2014
  • / 5
    From Britt Lisbjerg To Cal Koat (Re: Job #119079)
    Sep 29, 2014
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    From Bonnie Avey To Cal Koat (Re: Job #104954) Cal is a fantastic voice over talent!
    Jun 13, 2014
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    From Artem K To Cal Koat (Re: Job #106002)
    May 8, 2014
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    From Jeff Myers To Cal Koat (Re: Job #99932)
    Apr 2, 2014
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    From Tiro Swaby To Cal Koat (Re: Job #101741)
    Mar 27, 2014
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    From Artem K To Cal Koat (Re: Job #101225)
    Mar 22, 2014
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    From Artem K To Cal Koat (Re: Job #99263)
    Feb 27, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Cal Koat (Re: Job #96528)
    Feb 5, 2014
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    From Tatyana Sentyakova To Cal Koat (Re: Job #92756) Excellent talent! It's a pleasure to work with Cal!
    Dec 21, 2013
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    From Masayuki Endo To Cal Koat (Re: Job #91215) 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.
    Nov 27, 2013
  • / 5
    From Stephanie Dickson To Cal Koat (Re: Job #85594) Excellent work! Thank you so much!
    Nov 8, 2013
  • / 5
    From Mahmood Al-Yousif To Cal Koat (Re: Job #88683) Very good audio file quality, quick response and very easy to work with. Thanks Cal.
    Nov 1, 2013
  • / 5
    From Ruslan Efimov To Cal Koat (Re: Job #84162) It is always a pleasure to work with Cal. We'll be happy to see him in our future projects.
    Aug 27, 2013
  • / 5
    From Ruslan Efimov To Cal Koat (Re: Job #80665) 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.
    Jul 9, 2013
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    From Pavels Bankovskis To Cal Koat (Re: Job #75342) It was a pleasure working with Cal Koat. Fast response, excellent voiceover, great manners, we are very happy.
    Apr 20, 2013
  • / 5
    From Keren Klechevsky To Cal Koat (Re: Job #67232)
    Dec 9, 2012
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    From Whitney Ynchausti To Cal Koat (Re: Job #62831) 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!
    Sep 14, 2012
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    From Joel Ibaceta To Cal Koat (Re: Job #60890) Good Job
    Aug 10, 2012
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    From Iveta Pari To Cal Koat (Re: Job #59604)
    Jul 23, 2012
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    From Ryuu Nosuke To Cal Koat (Re: Job #54910) Perfect! Superfast turnaround. A pleasure to work with. We look forward to working with Cal again.
    Apr 24, 2012
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    From Calee Lee To Cal Koat (Re: Job #51191)
    Mar 2, 2012
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    From Calee Lee To Cal Koat (Re: Job #49255)
    Jan 26, 2012
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Cal Koat (Re: Job #44587) Perfect work! Thanks a lot.
    Dec 7, 2011
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Cal Koat (Re: Job #45498) Thanks a lot. Good work!
    Nov 17, 2011
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    From Maureen Marovitch To Cal Koat (Re: Job #42512) Great work and availability. Very professional and patient with the client's schedule.
    Nov 8, 2011
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Cal Koat (Re: Job #43613) Thank you for the best work, Cal.
    See you )
    Nov 2, 2011
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    From hubert lavoie To Cal Koat (Re: Job #43957) Thanks a lot it was perfect!
    Oct 25, 2011
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    From Vincent Jean To Cal Koat (Re: Job #40136) VERY GOOD!
    Aug 9, 2011
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    From Walt Shinault To Cal Koat (Re: Job #39381) Done perfectly, prossionally & timely!
    Jul 21, 2011
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    From Anthony Myatt To Cal Koat (Re: Job #30461) Cal did a great job on our Station ID's and I would definitely recommend him to others. Thank you Cal.
    Feb 2, 2011
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    From Rebecca Simon To Cal Koat (Re: Job #25442) Thanks for the quick turnaround Cal. Greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Rebecca
    Oct 13, 2010
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    From Sarah Gallardo To Cal Koat (Re: Job #20263) 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!
    Apr 9, 2010