Disc JockeysGet to know the personalities behind the Microphone!
Chris Koval is the driving force behind Future Sounds Disc Jockey Service. His entertainment background began in television in 1985. Surrounded by parents who were musically inclined, he also worked in sound and lighting production for several bands and in clubs during the late 80's and 90's. He polished his technical skills through work in radio production and commercial editing. Koval worked as an on-air personality for several stations throughout Texas for 10 years.
His experience with the wedding industry began in early 1993 and this led to the formation of Future Sounds in 1998. Although he has focused primarily on wedding receptions averaging 50 per year, he also worked with schools and companies averaging an additional 40 events per year. Koval is a well-known respected professional and business in the wedding industry as well as in the special events industry. He specializes in more than playing music; his specialty is providing his clients with a complete entertainment experience. This experience shared spans over 30 years and over 4000 events. In 2015, Koval expanded his AV services for his clients and their needs. This led to his sister company Sound LAVS (Lighting, Audio and Video Services) being launched in 2019.
Academically, Chris worked for 15 years in higher education. Chris has a B.A. in Technical Communication and a Master’s in Education with a focus in Instructional Technology. You can find Koval on LinkedIn to view his academic and professional achievements. He is also an active member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) San Antonio Chapter serving as the 2021-2022 President, an active member of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE), member of the Society of Texas Entertainment Professionals and active member of the Alamo Area Hospitality Association (AAHA) where he served as the 2019 President.
Koval has been doing businesses as Future Sounds since 1998, that is almost 25 years of continued business and service to the industry and clients! He has a proven positive record of accomplishment and longevity in his trade. He has a successful business, industry experience, and technical knowledge. He has the ability to adapt, apply, and implement tools and equipment at a moment’s notice. He has a passion that drives him to attain success and show it in his work and in his trade. In addition to his 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry in all facets of the field, Koval supports his trade with an educated foundation. Koval is goal oriented and can communicate! He can direct, manage, and collaborate with individuals, groups and cultures. Large or small, Chris Koval has the ability to make your event a success. If you ask why, he does what he does? It revolves around the feeling of joy that it brings him and others!
International Live Events Association (ILEA)
– President 2021-2022
– President-Elect 2020-2021
– VP Membership 2018-2020
– 2019 Contributor of the Year
– 2016-17 VP Communication
– 2016 Board Member of the Year
National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)
– 2017 Event Professional of the Year
Society of Texas Entertainment Professionals (STEP)
Alamo Area Hospitality Association (AAHA)
– 2019 President
– 2017 Presidents Award
Additional Industry Awards:
– 2019 Best Industry Event
San Antonio Weddings.com
– 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Bride Favorite
the knot’s Best of Weddings pick by brides
– 2019, 2018, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007
– 2019, 2018 knot Hall of Fame
Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award
– 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016