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!
Immigration has been a hot button political issue in our country for a long time.
Illegal immigrants are streaming into our country through the border with Mexico. The Border Patrol Union has a few concerns about these people coming into our home, but mainly they need help to stop it.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald join KDKA Radio once a month to take on concerns that are important to residents. Today, the men addressed issues like the Luke Bryan concert, bicycling in the city, “Choice Neighborhood”, and more!
Was the Luke Bryan concert really trashed, or did the media trash Luke Bryan? Some concert-goers tell their side of the story with Mike Pintek…
State Senator Jay Costa believes there are numerous other methods to solve the budget crisis than pension cuts. He joined Mike Pintek to talk about his ideas.
But if they indicate that they’re ready to really have a nation that is for of and by the people and that they really want to abide by the rule of law, the Constitution, stop picking and choosing what laws to enforce, which groups to favor, bring some honesty back, then certainly I might consider re-engaging at a higher level.”-Dr. Ben Carson, Washington Times columnist.
Former federal prosecutor and National Review and Commentary Contributor Andrew McCarthy is the author of the new book, “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.”
Friday June 6 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy to eventually defeat Hitler and the Nazi’s. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed the 160,000 troops that this operation is a crusade where “we will not accept anything less than a full victory.”
The framers of the government never wanted another ‘King George III’, but now a Professor of Law believes that President Obama is becoming more like a king than a President.
United States Senator Pat Toomey joins Mike Pintek in studio to talk about the veterans hospital, immigration and Obama.
In the more than 2,000 American Red Cross classrooms, more and more boys are joining the ranks of certified babysitters!
Dr. Frank is our gadget guru and this episode he talked about the Amazon Fire TV, Phillips Avent Baby Monitors, affordable laptops and tablets and much more!
Mike Pintek makes his last stop on the high school tour to Mckeesport High School! Listen as they talk about their dress code, bullying, and the talented jazz band.
As the fracking at Deer Lakes public hearings wind down, the Allegheny County Council has to make a decision on what to do.
According to many people in Pennsylvania, they believe that the dramatic drop of accepted welfare recipients is due to a law put in to place in 2012. July 2012 brought a state law that required all applicants to apply to at least three jobs a week while they are receiving welfare and while their application is still pending.