Ken Kalczynski or Ken Kal (born Sept. 1957) is an American disc jockey and reporter for WXYT AM 1270 in Detroit, as well as the play-by-play commentator for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL for the past 14 seasons (Started the 15th on October 2, 2009). Kal's first season was with WJR and now can be heard giving the play-by-play during every Wings game on AM 1270 "The Sports Station" / 97.1 FM "The Ticket" along with Paul Woods.

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In 1995, Kal switched over to the NHL, as the starting broadcasting for the Detroit Red Wings. He joined former NHLer Paul Woods and together helped improved the quality of the radio broadcast. He has called the final seconds of four Stanley Cup victories and the milestone goals of several hall of fame ice hockey players.

In addition to his broadcast duties, Kal represents the Red 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 Red Wings radio network and maintain affiliate relations. Ken was married during the summer of 2003[1].


  1. Detroit Red Wings (2007). Paul Woods & Ken Kal WXYT Analyst & WXYT Play-by-Play. Retrieved on 2007-09-02.

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