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!
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.
As many people across the world become addicted to drugs, and locally people are dying from ultra-strong batches of heroin, one expert says we are misinformed about drugs and addiction.
As we get older we take less care on preventative vaccines, but the CDC is hoping to inform more adults about vaccines can prevent shingles, pneumonia, and cancer.
Although Valerie Gatto holds the title of Miss Pennsylvania USA and has aspirations of winning the Miss USA Pageant, she insists she’s more than just another pretty face.
Dr. Frank Viggiano is a gadget guru and dedicates his time to finding and researching all the new technology. Today he discusses the Double Robot, G-Flex cellphone, the curved Ultra High Definition TV and Phone Soap.
Killer heroin has entered in to the Pittsburgh area, while medical marijuana is at the top of the conversation list. Dr. Neil Capretto comments on these and more drug problems.
Don’t worry, if your pipes are frozen, they won’t leak. But what happens when you need to thaw them? Bob Tudi of Tudi Mechanical Systems is here to give you some helpful advice.
Woodland Hills School District has been chosen by the American Association of Administrators as one of 10 school districts nationwide to participate in a private partnership initiative to explore discipline alternatives.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, is also known as with winter blues, or even summer depression. But have no fear there are some techniques that can help you muddle through the sadness.
Employers are battling between allowing e-cigarettes in the workplace or banning them like traditional cigarettes.
PennDOT is looking for companies that they can pay to take care of some bridges around the state.
“Every day that these kids aren’t getting the medicine they need is a day of their life they’ll never get back,” Sen. Daylin Leach discussing legalizing medical marijuana in PA.