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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
“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.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the 43-pound pig is a registered household pet. Then
Since October, nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern border in hopes of finding a better life in America.
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!