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Ken Kal
Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

Kal begins his 20th season as the radio play-by-play man for the Red Wings. Prior to joining the Detroit organization,
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 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 or business
groups, hosting team events and playing for the Wings’ charity softball team. Rounding out his administrative duties, Ken also works with the broadcast department to expand the Red Wings radio network and maintain affiliate relations. Kal received the DSBA’s Ty Tyson Award for broadcast excellence in 2007. He is also a board member of the Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Ken and his wife, Darlene, reside in St. Clair Shores, Mich., and enjoy boating and spending time with their two dogs.


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