Ken Kal

Ken Kal is recipient of the 2007 DSBA Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting and a Past President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. Kal is radio play-by-play voice for the Detroit Red Wings on 97.1 FM The Ticket and WXYT-AM 1270. Kal succeeded legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Bruce Martyn and works alongside Paul Woods on every Red Wings broadcast. Before coming to the Wings, Kal handled the play-by-play duties for University of Michigan hockey for 11 years on Ann Arbor AM stations – seven on WTKA after the first four on WAAM, during which time he also covered the Wings as a reporter. Born and raised in the city of 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 a disc jockey. In addition to his broadcast duties, Kal represents the Wings in the community, often visiting schools or business groups, hosting team events and playing for the Wings charity softball team. Kal is a contributing writer to the team’s official magazine, ‘Inside Hockeytown.’ Rounding out his administrative duties, Ken also works with the broadcast department to expand the Wings radio network and maintain affiliate relations. Kal served as President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association in 2000-2001 and 2006-2007 and is also a board member for the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame. Reach him: