The Washington Times - July 5, 2011, 03:45PM

It’s possible the Capitals will have a different radio voice when they open the 2011-12 season.

Steve Kolbe has held the job for 12 years, but the team has a job listing  up for “Director of Radio Broadcasting/Play-by-play Broadcaster,” on Hockey Jobs – the NHL’s place for openings.


Kurt Kehl, spokesman for Monumental Sports, said in an email: “We have expanded the scope and responsibilities associated with the Capitals radio play-by-play role to a new, full-time position.”

Kehl could not answer whether Kolbe could still be a candidate to fill the new full-time position but “we will consider all qualified candidates,” he said.

An attempt to reach Kolbe was unsuccessful.

If the Caps ultimately decide to replace Kolbe, there are two logical candidates that come to mind right away (h/t to J.P. of Japers Rink): Hershey play-by-play man John Walton and ex-Thrashers play-by-play man Dan Kamal, who didn’t make the move to Winnipeg.

Walton would be a familiar voice for Caps fans who listen to Bears games. He also currently serves as the PR guy for the Caps’ AHL affiliate.