Linda Guiler

KDKA Radio's Mike Pintek Shares Message With Listeners

He's been battling pancreatic cancer since May 2017

August 30, 2018 - 9:30 am
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Related: Mike Pintek Takes Leave Of Absence From KDKA Radio Show

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - KDKA Radio midday host Mike Pintek reached out to update us on his medical condition.  Pintek announced in May 2017 that he was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer.

“I appreciate everyone’s wonderful support,” Pintek told KDKA Radio Program Director Jim Graci on Wednesday.  “This is, without a doubt, the hardest thing I have ever done.  And I couldn’t face this disease without the prayers and well wishes I’ve received from all of you.”

Mike Pintek has been a fixture at KDKA Radio since the early 1980s.  His passionate and intellectual conversation mixed with an acerbic wit has been a staple of the KDKA broadcast day. 

Mike went on a medical leave of absence in June to focus on his recovery after suffering a stroke.

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