Play-by-Play, Detroit Red Wings
Ken Kal is beginning his 21st season as the radio play-by-play man for the Detroit Red Wings. Prior to joining the Red Wings organization, Kal handled the play-by-play duties for University of Michigan hockey for 11 years on Ann Arbor AM stations, during which time he also covered the Red Wings as a reporter. Born and raised in Detroit, Kal began his radio career immediately following graduation from Wayne State University in 1979 with his first job at WAAM, handling sports and working as an on-air personality. In addition to his broadcast duties, Kal represents the Red Wings in the community by visiting schools or business groups, hosting team events, and playing for the Wings’ charity softball team. He also works with the broadcast department to expand the Red Wings radio network and maintain affiliate relations. He received the DSBA’s Ty Tyson Award for broadcast excellence in 2007 and was voted Best Play-by-Play by Hour Detroit Magazine in 2015. He is also a board member for the Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.