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!
Councilman Matt Drozd announced that he is switching party affiliations and is urging his constituents to not vote for his opponent in the Primary, school board member Tom Baker, who Drozd claims used false statements to trick voters.
Local Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to include gay boys for the first time into their organization.
Many young athletes are reporting that sports are becoming hurt or be hurt, instead of performing your best.
The Independence Hall Tea Party Association demands that the Obama administration hire a special prosecutor to investigate the recent IRS scandal.
When you eat every meal, aim to add as much color as possible!
Consumers in Pennsylvania could pay more on an internet sales tax bill if the legislation passes in a vote later today in the United States Senate.
Butler High School seniors and juniors talk with Mike Pintek about text messaging, social media and the Plan B pill.
The Samsung S4 comes out months before the new iPhone, which will you choose?
As investigators begin to explore the deeper secrets behind the Boston terrorists, even darker questions arise: Are they alone? Is this going to happen again?
Our American Civil Liberties are under concern with the increased fear of suspicious packages. University of Pittsburgh Law Professor John Burkoff analyzed the mind of the two criminals involved in the Boston bombing.
In the haste of rushing to publish the breaking news first, many media outlets neglected to check and double check their information, causing even more confusion. So what’s right, to be first, or to be factual?
Pittsburgh political activist, Sala Udin is asking for African Americans to rally behind a candidate in the race for mayor.
Dr. Mike Hutchinson is here to help you with all your animal questions.
Pennsylvania residents have a lot to talk about with education, Secretary Tomalis fielded some callers concerns.
Regionlizing has developed in to the idea that could fix the port authority.