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Mike Pintek

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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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Author Discusses “JFK: The Smoking Gun”

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/02/2013

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Pittsburgh Native Talks Life As Professional Video Producer

“Space may be the final frontier, but it was made in a Hollywood basement,” says a Pittsburgh Freeland Video Producer.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/26/2013

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Charges For PSU Employees Who Don’t Get A Health Screening

Penn State University plans to charge all employees who do not undergo a health screening $100 a month!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/23/2013

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GoTopless Rally Coming To Pittsburgh

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2013

Marcellus Shale Festival

Marcellus Shale Townhall Meeting

CBS Radio held the Marcellus Shale Festival on Thursday Aug. 15 in hopes of maximizing public and private partnership on Marcellus Shale.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2013

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The Era Of Obesity

Obesity can increase a person’s chances for heart disease, diabetes and premature death.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/26/2013

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Visits KDKA Radio

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai joins Mike Pintek in studio for the hour to talk all about the FCC.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/24/2013

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Niece Calls For Peace

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/18/2013

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What’s New Dr. Frank? (July 17)

Dr. Frank talks with Mike Pintek about the iPhone 6, the Loksak, the Shieldsak, Bluetooth speakers and more!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/17/2013

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Transgender Elementary Girl Wins Her Bathroom Rights

Coy Mathis, a transgender first-grader in Colorado has won the right to use the girls’ restroom at her elementary school.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/25/2013

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Voter ID Bill And Immigration Hot Topics For Pa.

The Supreme Court has rejected an Arizona law requiring citizenship identification to vote. Will Pennsylvania face the same decision?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/17/2013

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Father’s Day Brings Mixed Feelings For One Dad

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/14/2013

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Dangerous Driving Risk Using Voice-Texting And Calling

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted the most comprehensive study of it’s kind to look at a driver’s mental distractions.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/12/2013

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Schools Aren’t Responsible For Bullying

Girls who were bullied in school fought back against the school district that allowed their torment to continue.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/06/2013

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New Bill Could Provide More Transportation Funding Through Gas Tax

The Pennsylvania Senate will vote this week on a transportation bill.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/03/2013

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