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 Reagan 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.
Mike currently resides in an undisclosed location (just like Dick Cheney) with his black cat, Halle. Hear him weekdays Noon-3 on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!
Dr. Frank talks with Mike Pintek about the iPhone 6, the Loksak, the Shieldsak, Bluetooth speakers and more!
Coy Mathis, a transgender first-grader in Colorado has won the right to use the girls’ restroom at her elementary school.
The Supreme Court has rejected an Arizona law requiring citizenship identification to vote. Will Pennsylvania face the same decision?
After his son was born, Dutch Martin wondered about the importance of fathers and how he grew up with the absence of his own father.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted the most comprehensive study of it’s kind to look at a driver’s mental distractions.
Girls who were bullied in school fought back against the school district that allowed their torment to continue.
The Pennsylvania Senate will vote this week on a transportation bill.
Councilman Matt Drozd announced that he is switching party affiliations and is urging his constituents to not vote for his opponent in the Primary, school board member Tom Baker, who Drozd claims used false statements to trick voters.
Local Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to include gay boys for the first time into their organization.
Many young athletes are reporting that sports are becoming hurt or be hurt, instead of performing your best.
The Independence Hall Tea Party Association demands that the Obama administration hire a special prosecutor to investigate the recent IRS scandal.
When you eat every meal, aim to add as much color as possible!
Consumers in Pennsylvania could pay more on an internet sales tax bill if the legislation passes in a vote later today in the United States Senate.
Butler High School seniors and juniors talk with Mike Pintek about text messaging, social media and the Plan B pill.
The Samsung S4 comes out months before the new iPhone, which will you choose?