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Red Wings play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels honored by Detroit Sports Broadcasters’ Association

In the, “Well, duh” category, from Fox Sports Detroit and the Detroit Sports Broadcasters’ Association:


The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA) is pleased to announce the winner of its special individual award. Ken Daniels, play-by-play voice of the Detroit Red Wings on FOX Sports Detroit is the winner of the Ty Tyson Award for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting for work in the sports year 2010-2011.

“We are so honored that Ken Daniels has won this year’s Ty Tyson Award,” said DSBA President Will Tieman. “Ken has demonstrated outstanding play-by-play professionalism not only this past season but throughout his long and distinguished career.”

Added George Eichorn, DSBA Executive Director: “Ken’s award is well-deserved.  He has successfully guided the work of so many professionals in our business. The DSBA congratulates him.”

Previous Ty Tyson Award winners are Ernie Harwell, Ray Lane, Budd Lynch, Mark Champion, Josh Lewin, Jim Brandstatter, Ken Kal, George Blaha, Dan Dickerson and Frank Beckmann.

•2009 - Frank Beckmann/U-M Football & WJR

•2008 - Dan Dickerson/Tigers

•2007 - Ken Kal/Red Wings

•2006 - Jim Brandstatter, Lions/U-M Football

•2005 - Budd Lynch, Red Wings

•2004 - Mark Champion, Lions

•2003 - Ray Lane, Tigers/Lions/Red Wings/Big Ten

•2002 - George Blaha, Pistons/MSU Football

•2001 - Ernie Harwell, Tigers

•2000 - Josh Lewin, Tigers

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Tripwire32's avatar

Pretty good… for being a one-star broadcaster.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/12/11 at 11:51 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

Ugh! I’m having a typo morning. Don’t click the above link, do this one here

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/12/11 at 11:58 AM ET


Much deserved. Kenny is tops.

Posted by godblender on 07/12/11 at 12:09 PM ET

red_wings_49's avatar

SnLO… while I agree exactly with the defense of the “One Star Broadcaster”  bullspit that article is talking about…  you have to realize that this award is given to the best “Detroit Sports Broadcaster”  Its already a slanted market…

Posted by red_wings_49 from Mad Heights, MI on 07/12/11 at 12:51 PM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

Posted by red_wings_49 on 07/12/11 at 10:51 AM ET

I know, but either way, if you really are the worst it’s hard to be an award winner over any of the other competition in the area (Mario and Rod do a stellar broadcast for the Tigers), inclusive of past awardees.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/12/11 at 01:28 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I love Kenny!

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 07/12/11 at 01:36 PM ET


Ken does a very nice job calling games.  The award is well-deserved.  Way to go Kenny!

Posted by Jeff on 07/12/11 at 02:36 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Excellent and timely recognition for Ken Daniels.  Nicely done, Ken.

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 07/12/11 at 09:51 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

I was particularly impressed with Ken when I saw him calling Michigan college hockey during the lockout with the same level of detail, professionalism, and accuracy of player-name enunciation (*cough* *cough* unlike Nashville or San Jose’s announcers) that he did the Wings.  That guy isn’t just a great announcer for the Wings, he’s a great announcer for hockey in general.

Kudos, sir, keep up the good work.

re: that one-star article, that guy’s an idiot and it’s not worth wasting another breath on attempting to hilight that which is self-evident.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 07/13/11 at 05:57 AM ET

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