Radio Play-by-Play Announcer
Ken Kal begins his 21st season as the radio play-by-play voice for the Red Wings. Prior to joining the Detroit organization, Kal handled the play-by-play duties for University of Michigan men's hockey program for 11 years on Ann Arbor AM stations - seven on WTKA after the first four on WAAM, during which time he also covered the Red 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 an on-air personality.
In addition to his broadcast duties, Kal represents the Red Wings in the community by visiting schools and business groups, and hosting team events. Rounding out his administrative duties, Kal 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 is also a board member of the Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
Kal and his wife, Darlene, reside in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, where they enjoy boating and spending time with their two dogs.