Airchecks

2 airchecks for the price of 1. Feedback and a follow up makes you a better broadcaster or podcaster. Read More

How To Stay Out Of Trouble

Know the rules. How our eBook Guide To Staying Out Of Trouble On the Radio may help save your job one day. Read More

CRTC Application

Want to launch a new radio station? We help write the license application & prep you for the CRTC hearing.  Read More

 

kowchmedia exclusive 

Why Infinite Dial Canada 2018 Study is bad news for Radio PDs

Latest On The Kowch Blog looks at the impact on radio of  the penetration of online digital audio in Canada. Steve Kowch writes “I’d be losing a lot of sleep at night if I was still the Program Director at Newstalk 1010 in Toronto”. The inaugural Infinite Dial Canada 2018 Study explores the online platforms and technologies that Kowch says “are turning Canadians into digital zombies.” Click here for all the details in the latest On The Kowch Blog.

Highlights of new study on Podcast listening in Canada

This year has seen an explosion in the popularity of podcasts in Canada according to the Infinite Dial Canada 2018 Study. Click Here to see five Edison Research slides about podcast listening.


kowchmedia Exclusive: Winter 2018 PPM Rating Results For Radio Stations In Canada

Winter 2018 PPM rating results for Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vanouver are now posted on kowchmedia. Check out the Numeris Top Line results for A12+ and through our partner at Bray & Associates, we also have 25-54 demo results too. Compare with the Winter 2017 PPM results to see which stations are up, down or flat. Click here for all the PPM rating results including for CBC Radio.

 


It’s not WHAT you talk about 

                                                     It’s HOW you talk  about it®

Steve Kowch  is a leading radio consultant at kowchmedia with both individual and station clients. The common thread? We help emerging broadcast talent through air checks and one-on-one coaching.

Steve has produced morning shows, talk shows, award winning special event programming and award winning breaking news coverage. Awards include three Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Awards and 30 RTDNA, Edward R Murrow and New York Festivals Awards.

 

2-4-1 Aircheck SPECIAL @ $97 = a BETTER Broadcaster/Podcaster

Are you frustrated because of the lack of feedback you need to grow as a broadcaster? Let’s face it, in radio if you’re not working morning or afternoon drive, your program director is too busy to aircheck your shows. With podcasts, there is no one to provide honest feedback of your show. That’s where we come in with our two coaching sessions for the price of one to help make you a better broadcaster or podcaster. The second aircheck is crucial to your improvement because of our followup session with you. It doesn’t matter what type of show you are hosting: music, talk, sports, how to, business, technology or comedy. 

You can't do it alone! It's your choice. Do nothing or take charge and invest in your career. Our exclusive 2-4-1 Aircheck Special will provide the feedback you're missing to help boost your ratings and advance your career.

We know many of you are on a tight budget.  So let us help to make it more affordable for you to take advantage of our $97 Two-For-One Aircheck Special. Introducing the 50/47 payment plan. Pay $50 now for the first aircheck and kowchmedia will invoice you $47 when you send us the second sample of your work to be critiqued. That means you can invest in your radio or podcasting career and still have money left over.

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      kmedia_logo_finalRadio stations hire kowchmedia to coach on air talent, host group workshops and seminars on story telling,  news reporting, anchoring and planning breaking news coverage. Call Steve Kowch at 647 521-6397 for more details.

       

      kowchmedia promise

      We coach talent in all radio formats to be better broadcasters/podcasters
      We offer affordable two-for-one coaching packages
      We maximize feedback to our clients through our second no charge coaching session
      We help broadcasters/podcasters to invest in their careers to achieve success
      We are available for a FREE consultation at 647-521-6397 or email steve@kowchmedia.com

       

      Steve Kowch wrote this book to help emerging radio talent chase their dream to have a successful career in media. To be a star on the radio. The book was 40-years in the making. 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Making It BIG In Media is your short cut to gaining that experience. Click here for more information about the book and how to buy it today.

      In radio, Steve has a successful track record of developing teams to work together to boost ratings and sales to outperform the competition. He has mentored some of the biggest names in Canadian radio.

      John Moore

      "Steve Kowch has a special skill for spotting raw talent. Kowch hired me as an unpolished kid and coached me to one of the top radio jobs in Canada ... hosting the morning show on Canada's most listened to talk station, Newstalk 1010 in Toronto."

      John Moore, Host of Moore In The Morning, Newstalk 1010 Toronto

       

      Here is what Drex tweeted after Steve Kowch congratulated his client on being named host of Canada's new national late night talk radio show The Shift with Drex on the Corus Talk Radio Network.

       

      Craig T. Power

      “Steve’s knowledge of the entire business of radio was paramount in helping me to establish myself as a new up and coming broadcaster and news anchor. I would highly recommend Steve for coaching, teaching and guiding anyone in this business.”

      Craig T. Power, Morning News Anchor at CKBW-AM Bridgewater, NS.

       


      kowchmedia Reference Library

      Introducing our NEW eBooks  

      Bruce Barker's Secrets of Sports Play by Play Success eBook

      At kowchmedia we believe you should chase your dream if you want to be in a play by play broadcast booth overlooking a hockey rink, baseball diamond, lacrosse field or football stadium calling the game as it unfolds.  We asked Bruce Barker to share his 30-years of experience as a play by play announcer in this latest kowchmedia eBook: Bruce Barker's Secrets of Sports Play by Play Success. It is a MUST READ eBook for anyone doing play by play on the radio. There are 23 tips in this eBook to help play by play announcers be great calling the games on the radio. We hope Bruce Barker’s tips will help play by play announcers to get a shot at the big leagues. To order your FREE copy, email skowch@gmail.com and write Sports in the subject line.  Click here to learn more about this eBook. eBook Cover design by Matt Cundill, host of Sound Off Podcast.

       

      Seven Secrets of Radio Success 

      The kowchmedia Seven Secrets of Radio Success will help make you a better broadcaster. Secrets include how to be a great story teller  how to succeed in any music format   how your attitude can make or break your career  To order  your FREE copy, email skowch@gmail.com and write Secrets in the subject line.  Click Here to learn more about this eBook.

      What broadcasters are saying about The Seven Secrets of Radio Success


      Doug Gibson, Radio Manager

      Essential for new broadcasters are Secrets #1 about talent and #2 about story telling.  Our Station is generally the first radio gig for most who bring in tons of enthusiasm.   The tips given will certainly go a long way in their development.  In addition, Secret #6 about the importance of air checks is the key to harness the power of Secrets 1 & 2.   I will post a copy in our Station for all to review and will direct them to your website as well.


      L.W., Former Radio PD

      This eBook is a MUST read for those who are moving towards radio, and to those who need a reminder of why they got into radio in the first place. It is factual, honest and full of common sense when it comes to one wanting a career in radio. It also is a book I would recommend a lot of PDs take a look at. Both sides are shown in this eBook and honestly, if you don't look, don't take this to heart, then you really should be looking elsewhere than radio for a career.

       

      This eBook will save your career one day

      Radio consultingkowchmedia's most popular eBook, Staying Out Of Trouble On The Radio, will save your job one day. It is must reading for ALL who speak on the radio in any format – especially if you take calls from listeners or discuss controversial issues on the radio. There are a lot of landmines out there when you’re on the air and get involved in a heated debate. This FREE eBook will help you step around those landmines and rescue you when you end up crossing the line. To order your FREE copy of the Staying Out Of Trouble On The Radio eBook, email  skowch@gmail.com and write Trouble in the subject line. Click Here to learn more about this eBook.  


      From the kowchmedia Video Vault


      10 million Canadians listened to a podcast this year. kowchmedia can help produce your business podcast to promote your products and services to the 41% of Canadians who listen to podcasts on a regular basis. Call 647 521-6397 for a FREE consultation or email steve@kowchmedia.com

       

      kowchmedia EXCLUSIVE

      Canadian Podcast Listener Study finds 41% of Canadians now listen to Podcasts

      The On The Kowch Blog has an exclusive preview of The Canadian Podcast Listener Study that tells us more than we’ve ever known about Canadians' podcast habits and interests. The Canadian Podcast Listener: A Landscape Study is a two-phased study of more than 4,000 Canadians who are telling us that "Podcasting is becoming an increasingly important part of the Canadian conversation."

      This is a study that for the first time offers the Canadian perspective on podcasting by filling in the gaps on listener demographics, Canadians most listened to podcasts and how and when they listen to podcasts. There are also insights about how people discover podcasts and thoughts about advertising. Click here to read the On The Kowch blog about why 10 million Canadians now listen to podcasts.

       

       Testimonials from two podcasters

      Jason DeFillippo

      Jason DeFillippo, Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast

      I've been producing podcasts such as The Art of Charm Podcast for almost 5 years and now the Jordan Harbinger Show as well as behind the mic for just as long on the Grumpy Old Geeks podcast. As a professional listener of podcasts as well, it's easy to fall into the traps of habit and thinking you know everything. Thank god for Steve and his brilliant coaching! He helped with all areas of our presentation, audience interaction, co-hosting, and banter. After the first session the difference in our shows has been night and day in a great way. His experience is invaluable and I think everyone who has a podcast or plans to start one needs to spend a few sessions on Steve Kowch's couch.

      Jordan Harbinger

      Jordan Harbinger, The Jordan Harbinger Show (Podcast)

      I've been broadcasting for over a decade both online (formely The Art of Charm and now the Jordan Harbinger Podcast) and on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. I felt like the show was good, as we had over 3 million monthly listeners, but I knew there was a way to make it even better, I just couldn't put my finger on it. Steve at kowchmedia brought in his years of experience and listened with fresh, but expert, ears, giving us absolutely priceless feedback that was nuanced enough to apply to a professional, and impactful enough to make a difference. I am confident that my producer and I will be working with Steve for years to come.

       

      Click here to learn more about our two-for-one kowchmedia podcast coaching sessions

       

      kowchmedia promise

      We coach talent in all radio formats to be better broadcasters/podcasters
      We offer affordable two-for-one coaching packages
      We maximize feedback to our clients through our second no charge coaching session
      We help broadcasters/podcasters to invest in their careers to achieve success
      We are available for a FREE consultation at 647-521-6397 or email steve@kowchmedia.com


      Technology Analyst & Journalist Carmi Levy Testimonial

      Radio Tech Guru Carmi Levy

      “From where I sit, you're THE authority in radio and media best practice in this country.”
      - Carmi Levy

      Carmi Levy is a leading technology journalist and analyst, with insight into how technology is reshaping the way we work and live. He writes for some of the leading publications in Canada, and is a frequent on-air contributor on radio and television when technology-related news needs additional perspective.

       

      Book about making it big in radio