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!
A UPMC doctor feels that if you start feeling sick, you should stay home and stop infecting those around you.
Once a month PA State Senator Pat Toomey joins the Mike Pintek show to discuss the hot topics in our state. This interview brought up the subjects of Obamacare and raising the minimum wage.
Have you ever felt like you’ve lost control of your car while driving in the snow? A Pitt Race Instructor gives some tips to make drivers more safe in the winter conditions.
A recent comment has sparked national controversy regarding the ethnicity of Santa Claus.
Fitazgerald and Wagner discuss the party on Friday and Rich continues to talk about Range Resources.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek and expert forensic analyst Dr. Cyril Wecht review the Tomlin foot-fumble footage.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer’s new book, “Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics,” addresses three decades of his news experience.
Employees argue they should not be working on the holidays. Councilwoman Rudiak believes employees have the right to spend time with their family.
Mike Pintek’s high school tours have taken him around the city and today he’s in Woodland Hills!
Author Peter Savodnik studied in depth the life and experiences that Lee Harvey Oswald had while living in the Soviet Union.
The proposed transportation package could increase gas prices by .28 cents.
Viewers are tricked by “Frankenbytes” to believe much of the drama in reality television shows.
A veteran police detective in Melbourne, Australia believes that after four years of continuous research and writing, he has uncovered just how President John F. Kennedy was killed.
“Space may be the final frontier, but it was made in a Hollywood basement,” says a Pittsburgh Freeland Video Producer.
Penn State University plans to charge all employees who do not undergo a health screening $100 a month!