Mike Pintek

Mike Pintek Takes Leave Of Absence From KDKA Radio Show

July 25, 2018 - 12:10 pm

KDKA Radio talk show personality Mike Pintek has decided to take a leave of absence from hosting his weekday “Mike Pintek Show” to focus on his health.

In May of 2017, Mike announced that he had been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. He has been under the care of Dr. Nathan Bahary at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center while continuing to broadcast his 12pm-3pm show on Newsradio 1020 KDKA.

“At this point, I need to take some time and really focus on my health,” said Pintek. “I know a number of listeners have reached out to the station to get an update on my condition since I haven’t been on the air for a few weeks. I want everyone to know how much I appreciate all your prayers, kind words, encouragement and support.”

Recently Mike’s cancer treatment was interrupted when he suffered a stroke. His doctors are optimistic that his rehabilitation will be successful and he will return to the planned course of chemotherapy.

Mike has been on the air at KDKA in various capacities since 1982.

On Wednesday, KDKA Radio program director Jim Graci delivered an oversize card and reported Mike was in good spirits.

Thanks to our friends at Prtintscape for the card!

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