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!
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.
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.”
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.
Zohydro, what’s the deal with that? Pintek stirs up controversy with interesting remarks.
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.
James Leininger was only 2 years old when he first started talking about his memories.
On April 5 ‘Heroes Behind the Badge – Survival & Sacrifice’ premieres at the Hyundai West Club Lounge at Heinz Field. Doors open at 6pm, and the documentary begins at 7pm. The documentary features injured Clariton police officer, James Kuzak.
Who knew that March 17 wasn’t the day St. Patrick was born, but actually the day he died? And did you know that St. Patrick’s Day used to be associated with blue, not green?
Ask The Judge takes on hot issues like dealing with pesky pot holes, tenant conflicts, and expanding a driveway. All after Judge Robert Dzvonick was surprised with a great award.
Should the food industry be held responsible for health problems like the tobacco industry was?
Mayor Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald sit down to discuss the winter weather, ALCOSAN and the possibility of a new administration under Peduto.
Illah Nourbakhsh, Professor of Robotics at The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, does not help create the types of robots you will see in Terminator-like movies or even in the military.
The FCC has plans to study the inter-workings of news rooms across the country. They plan on questioning television and radio stations as well as newspapers on how they choose their news stories.
On Locality.com, yuppies rank Pittsburgh 15th in most expensive city for them to live in.
The 2014 Auto Show brought all the big dealers in the city together to share the new cars coming out this year. Rob Cochran, President and CEO of #1 Cochran Automotive, talked with Mike Pintek about the new cars on his 21 dealership lots.