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



Countdown to March 11, 2019 closing of kowchmedia

The clock is ticking. Click here for  my last On The Kowch Blog.



It’s not WHAT you talk about 

                                                     It’s HOW you talk about it 

Steve Kowch is a leading radio and podcast 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. Check out our exclusive 2-4-1 $99 aircheck package that will help make you a better broadcaster. Click here for more details.

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.


kowchmedia exclusive: Results of the Fall 2018 PPM Ratings and the Fall 2018 diary ratings

Click here to learn which stations in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver are UP, DOWN or FLAT in the Fall 2018 PPM A12+ Ratings compared to the 2017 Fall PPM ratings. Bray & Associates compares Fall 2018 to Summer 2018 PPM ratings for A12+ and 25-54 demos.

kowchmedia also has results of the Fall 2018 diary ratings in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and British Columbia. Click here for all the details. Compare Fall 2018 diary rating results with Fall 2017 diary ratings so you can see which stations are UP, DOWN or FLAT from year to year.

Not happy with the ratings on your show? 

aircheck adWe can't change the format or improve the music on your show. But we can make you a better broadcaster with  our 2-4-1  Aircheck package.   It doesn’t matter what type of show you are hosting: music, talk or sports. We will show you how to harness your talent to become the best you can be. Click here for more information about our EXCLUSIVE 2-4-1 Aircheck Special @ $99 = a BETTER broadcaster coaching package with easy payment plans. Or call Steve Kowch at 647 521-6397. Your future in radio depends on your ratings. Book our Two-For-One Aircheck Sessions TODAY for better ratings TOMORROW


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kowchmedia Reference Library

Introducing our NEW eBooks 

This is your guide on how to harness your inner talent to become a great podcaster. It doesn't matter what type of podcast you are hosting: how to, business, technology, talk, comedy ormusic. The Five Secrets of Podcast Success will teach you how to become a star podcaster. To order your FREE copy, email and write Podcast in the subject line. 


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 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 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 and write Trouble in the subject line. Click Here to learn more about this eBook.  

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 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.

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

 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

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.


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