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 Reagan 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.
Mike currently resides in an undisclosed location (just like Dick Cheney) with his black cat, Halle. Hear him weekdays Noon-3 on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!
Local residents are being drawn to the tables and slot machines at the casinos to fill their need to gamble.
Those funny bits at this year’s Oscars got a little local help, from Pittsburgh-area comedian Jesse Joyce.
KDKA’s Mike Pintek talked to Dr. Anna McManus-Gay, a couples and family therapist about new research regarding parents and drug use.
Authorities on immigration are now looking to educate illegal citizens instead of building bridges to keep them out.
Have you ever been curious about what your flight attendant is thinking during your flight?
With the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, many are wondering what will happen for the future of the Catholic Church.
Sen. Chuck McIlhinney Jr. from Bucks County may hold the key to Corbett’s privatization of liquor.
In a dramatic effort to show his support for the Second Amendment, the Pittsburgh Tactical Firearms store gave away an assault weapon with ammunition.
The 12th century Irish bishop of Armagh, Saint Malachy has predicted all the popes that have come.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed lifting the wholesale level cap on gasoline taxes.
On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Tom Corbett proposed his new budget along with changes for transportation in the region.
With the increase in technology advancing every day, some times it’s hard for the consumer to keep up.
Sunday night America watched on as the Baltimore Ravens won in the Superbowl, over the San Francisco 49ers.
First Commonwealth Financial Advisors President & CEO and host of KDKA’s Moneytalk Rick Applegate joins KDKA’s Mike Pintek Thursday to discuss the new fees credit card companies may start charging on Monday, Feb. 4.
State Rep. Mike Turzai spoke with KDKA’s Mike Pintek Thursday about Gov. Tom Corbett’s LCB privatization plan.