Why Us

Steve Kowch is Canada's leading consultant at kowchmedia

Steve Kowch wrote the book on making it BIG in media

Because we have the know how to help boost your radio career and ratings

“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 on Newstalk 1010

It’s not WHAT you talk about 

It’s HOW you talk about it

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.

Call Steve at 647 521-6397 to get started. You will be surprised at how little it costs.

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 RTNDA, Edward R Murrow and New York Festivals Awards.

Matt Cundill’s Sound Off Podcast feature interview with Steve Kowch about radio, news, podcasts and making it BIG in media 

On Matt Cundill’s Sound Off Podcast I talk about radio, news, journalism schools and what makes a good podcasts. Hint: this podcast is a great example of how to host and produce a podcast. Matt starts with a clip of the guest (me) and then goes straight into the interview. The beauty of this podcast is that it is focused on the topic. No idle chatter about things the listener doesn’t care about. Matt gets straight to the topic at hand. Click here to hear the podcast. I offer a lot of tips in the interview on how to be a better broadcaster, podcaster, program director and the importance of having a positive attitude to make it big in media.

kowchmedia ad for the book Making It BIG In Media Steve wrote the book on Making It BIG In Media

The book helps emerging radio talent to chase their dream to have a successful career in the media.  This 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. The book is suggested reading in many J-schools across Canada.

Steve taught radio, radio news and radio features at Humber College and talk radio at Seneca College in Toronto.

As a consultant, Steve works with radio managers, program directors and news directors to share his unique experiences through workshops and online webinars with staff.

CRTC_LogoSteve has also helped write applications to the CRTC for a number of people seeking to win a license to launch radio stations. Steve helped TTP Media win a license for a French language and an English language news talk radio station and a French language sports station in Montreal to launch in 2017. Steve helped write TTP Media’s presentation and spoke on their behalf at the CRTC application hearings.

kowchmedia consultant Steve Kowch at a CRTC hearing

Steve Kowch (right) at CRTC hearing with Paul Tietolman (left) and Jim Connell

Steve Kowch marks fourth anniversary of kowchmedia with Joseph Planta interview

Joseph Planta, host of Planta: On The Line Interview Program

Joseph Planta, host of Planta: On The Line Interview Program

Joseph Planta is the founding editor of TheCommentary.ca and host of Planta: On The Line Interview Program, which since August 2004 has featured over 1100 interviews with notable individuals in politics, journalism, and the arts. Listen to his interview with Steve Kowch on the fourth anniversary of kowchmedia.

Steve talks about why he started kowchmedia to provide emerging radio talent affordable coaching and why he wrote 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Making It BIG In Media. In the interview, Planta delves into Steve’s career in journalism, broadcasting, radio management, teaching and consulting. There’s a lot to learn about chasing your dream to be in radio in this installment of  Planta: On The Line Interview Program.