Mike Pintek

Mike Pintek

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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Parents Are Fans Of Boys Becoming Babysitters

In the more than 2,000 American Red Cross classrooms, more and more boys are joining the ranks of certified babysitters!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/21/2014

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Gadget Guru Dr. Frank Viggiano Talks Discusses Latest Gadgets

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!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/06/2014

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Bullying, Dress Code Main Topics During McKeesport Area High School Tour

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/24/2014

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Controversy Over Fracking At Deer Lakes Continues

As the fracking at Deer Lakes public hearings wind down, the Allegheny County Council has to make a decision on what to do.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/22/2014

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Report: 75 Percent Of Pennsylvania Welfare Applicants Were Denied

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/21/2014

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Ethics Complaint Over Deer Lakes Fracking

Protect Our Parks has filed a formal complaint with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission over the role of Councilman Futules in the Deer Lakes fracking plan.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/18/2014

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PETA To Protest Shrine Circus At Consol Energy Center

PETA will protest at Consol Energy Center tonight as the Shrine Circus opens its doors.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/04/2014

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High School Tour: Moon Area

Mike Pintek was welcomed with opened arms to Moon High School today for another high school tour!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/03/2014

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Fla. 5-Year-Old Told ‘It’s Not Good’ To Pray By School Employee

A 5-year-old girl was told “its not good” to say grace, in her school cafeteria by a lunchroom supervisor.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/01/2014

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Ask The Leaders: Land Banking, Deer Lakes Fracking And Working Together

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek hosts Ask The Leaders with Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald for a chance to pick the brains of two of the most influential leaders in our city.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/27/2014

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Doctor’s New Book Looks Closely At Substance Abuse Treatments

All drug and alcohol programs now rely on a 12-step program but is that really the best way to kick your habit? Author Dr. Lance Dodes uncovers what he believes to be the truth in his new book, “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/20/2014

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Acting Secretary Of Education For Governor Corbett Discusses The Education Budget

Governor Corbett’s administration has reached a historic high with a $10.1 billion in the budget for public education and $12 billion for support of pre-K and higher education. Acting Secretary of Education, Carolyn Dumaresq joined Mike Pintek to talk about education and the budget.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/19/2014

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Zohydro: Controversy Over Addicts Versus Patients

Zohydro, what’s the deal with that? Pintek stirs up controversy with interesting remarks.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/19/2014

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Later School Start Time Could Increase Student Achievement

A new study shows that if you were to push back the start time by a half hour or an hour you will drastically improve your students achievement levels. The change will also lower risks of fighting, car accidents, and help the student’s hormones develop.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/19/2014

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University Of Virginia Professor Shares Stories Of Children He Says Were Reincarnated

James Leininger was only 2 years old when he first started talking about his memories.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/17/2014

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