Mike Pintek

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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!

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Death With Dignity Legislation Proposed In Pennsylvania

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/18/2014

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Big Business Of Big Butts

It seems like everyone is obsessed with butts lately.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2014

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Would A Travel Ban Save More People From Ebola?

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/06/2014

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Women’s Shelter Director Discusses Domestic Abuse

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/10/2014

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Doctor Takes Closer Look At Unnecessary Surgeries In New Book

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/05/2014

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Study Shows Later Start Time For Teens Improves Their Performance

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/25/2014

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Pro-Gun Children’s Book Gets National Attention

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/08/2014

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Watchdog.org’s Bureau Chief Says Red Light Cameras Have Downsides

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio1020 KDKA) – National Stop On Red Week is Aug. 3 to 9. According to the National Motorists Association, there is no coincidence that with the recent installation of red light cameras all over […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/06/2014

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National Border Patrol Council VP: Border Agents Need More Staffing To Help With Crisis

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Border Patrol Agents are the men on the front lines having to deal with the children coming across our southern border. One of their biggest concerns is the diseases that […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/01/2014

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Ask The Leaders: Police Chief, Walmart & More

Ask the Leaders addresses the issues that affect you from callers in your neighborhoods! This is all about getting the answers you want, when you need them!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/31/2014

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Critic On Catholic Church And Illegal Immigrants: ‘If you lay down with dogs, you’ll get fleas’

The Founder and President of St. Micheal’s Media and Senior Executive Producer of ChuchMilitant.tv, Michael Voris, believes that “if you lay down with dogs, you’ll get fleas.” He continues that this relationship between the Catholic Church and the federal government goes back to the late 1960’s when the Catholic leadership was drawn closer to the Democratic party as they made a more liberal change.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/30/2014

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Local Business Man Describes Paranormal Activity In His Home In New Book

“The Demon of Brownsville Road,” a family’s personal account of their battle with evil living in their house, is the Cranmer’s story. His book is a detailed account of the battle as it escalated, through the exorcism and finally the eventual removal of the demon.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/24/2014

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Local Couple: Pigs Are Pets, Not Livestock

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the 43-pound pig is a registered household pet. Then

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/21/2014

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Immigration Studies Legal Analyst Says President Is Misinterpreting Law

Since October, nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern border in hopes of finding a better life in America.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/16/2014

Family members reunite through bars and mesh of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park on November 17, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

White House Calls For More Flexibility When Deporting Minors

Immigration has been a hot button political issue in our country for a long time.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/07/2014

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