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

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.

 

kmedia_logo_finalRadio stations hire kowchmedia to coach their on air staff and host group workshops and seminars on story telling, on air presentations, news reporting, anchoring and planning breaking news coverage.  We also work with individual hosts – many of whom are new to radio and don’t get the  feedback they need to grow as broadcasters. If this is you, Give us a call at 647 521-6397 to find out how kowchmedia can boost your ratings and advance your career.

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.

 

On The Kowch Blog exclusive: Meet Drex, Canada’s new overnight national talk radio show host

The On The Kowch Blog profile describes Justin Wilcomes (AKA) 38-year-old Drex as a breath of fresh air on the radio. The Shift With Drex is Canada’s new overnight talk radio show on 980 CKNW in Vancouver, 630 CHED in Edmonton, 770 CHQR in Calgary, 680 CJOB in Winnipeg, AM640 in Toronto, 900 CHML in Hamilton and 980 CFPL in London. Click here to listen to The Shift With Drex Show. Check out the show’s website for more info on the show.   

 

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 Show Co-Host & News Anchor at 98 The Beach Port Elgin, Ontario


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

 

kowchmedia Exclusive: Fall 2017 PPM and Diary Rating Results For Radio Stations In Canada

Fall PPM rating results for Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vanouver are now posted on kowchmedia. Find out which radio stations went up or went down. 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 the Fall 2017 PPM results with those from the Summer 2017 and Fall 2016 rating periods. Just click here for all the PPM rating results including for CBC Radio.

kowchmedia also has your connection to the Numeris Top Line results for the Fall 2017 Diary Ratings.  Click here to see list of the different rating periods. Click on Fall 2017 for Sept. 4-Oct. 29 13-week rating period. You have five regions to choose from: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia. Choose your region by clicking the  >  to the left of a region to see list of the Numeris radio markets. Click on the market you are interested in. Scroll down to see the other markets in that region.  To see results for another region, unclick the  > and choose another region. Results listed are for A12+. We include CBC radio results.

 

 

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 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.

Jason Harbinger

Jason Harbinger, Art of Charm Podcast

I've been broadcasting for over a decade both online (The Art of Charm 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
We offer affordable two-for-one coaching packages
We maximize feedback to our clients through our second no charge coaching session
We help broadcasters who want 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.

 

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