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 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!
Go Topless.org will host a rally on Sunday Aug. 25 in honor of Women’s Equality Day from 3 until 6 in the evening beginning at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh.
CBS Radio held the Marcellus Shale Festival on Thursday Aug. 15 in hopes of maximizing public and private partnership on Marcellus Shale.
Obesity can increase a person’s chances for heart disease, diabetes and premature death.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai joins Mike Pintek in studio for the hour to talk all about the FCC.
Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is asking for American’s on both sides to come together, transform our hearts to love and pray for the Zimmerman’s and the Martin’s.
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.