Mike Pintek loves Pittsburgh, but being a “D” student in geography, he still can’t find his way around without a GPS. Mike’s broadcasting career began really early, much to the annoyance of his family! As a kid, he would record himself over and over, pretending to anchor NASA rocket launches. Mike was a DJ in college — but wasn’t very good at it, so he turned to news and became news director at a Harrisburg radio station.
While in Harrisburg, he broke the story of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident by managing to get a call through to a reactor control room tech who told him, “I can’t talk now — we’ve got a problem!” No kidding! Later he anchored and reported for a Washington, D.C., station. (Favorite story: Trying to interview very stoned and incoherent “Legalize Marijuana” protestors outside the White House.) Ultimately, he landed here at his favorite station, KDKA.
Mike also has been a TV host and “Newsbreak” anchor, as well as a talk host on CBS Radio stations in St. Louis and Baltimore. Mike appeared as a TV reporter in the film “Dead and Alive,” starring Tony Danza, Samuel L. Jackson and Ted Levine. During a couple of trips to the Middle East for live broadcasts on KDKA, Mike dodged softball sized rocks thrown by Hezbollah on the Israeli border with Lebanon, got to see the pyramids in Egypt and climbed Mt. Sinai in pitch-black darkness to see the sunrise.
Hear him weekdays Noon-3 on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!
KDKA Radio Political Analyst Bill Green joined Mike Pintek to discuss the importance of this year’s presidential election.
Cline used data from the FBI and other government bodies that show gun ownership from 1993 to 2013 is up by 1.5 guns per person. Over those same 20 years the gun homicide rate has dropped by almost half.
Bishop David Zubik of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese discusses the Supreme Court’s decision (or non-decision) on the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.
Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Rick Saccone is pushing a bill that entitles public schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust.”
Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay joined KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek in-studio Friday to discuss the current state of policing in America.
Mitt Romney had some choice words for Donald Trump Wednesday.
Host Mike Pintek and KDKA-AM Program Director Jim Graci got to participate in Pittsburgh Police deadly force training.
Most parents want their children to succeed, but some parents take it too far when it comes to sports.
Pennsylvania Democrat Senator Daylin Leach is a strong support and behind the proposed Death With Dignity Legislation. Senator Leach feels that we cannot force someone to live how we want them to, just because we don’t agree with their decision.
It seems like everyone is obsessed with butts lately.
Dr. Amesh Adalja does not believe that a travel ban would help the spread of Ebola. He thinks that we need to keep travel open to bring the country that supplies they need.
Why is domestic abuse so prevalent among athletes? The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Associate Director Janet Scott-Mace joined Mike Pintek to talk about domestic abuse across the country.
Dr. Paul Ruggieri released his new book, “The Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry” this week where he exposes the hidden truths behind why surgery is so expensive.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that the school bell should ring at 8:30AM for middle school and high school students. A later start to the day will produce higher G.P.A.’s for those students.
A new children’s book, “My Parents Open Carry,” has jumped in sales from the recent negative publicity. Mike Pintek had an exclusive interview with one of the authors who says that teaching children about safe gun control at a young age, can help change their future.