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Frank Sontag Officially Takes Over at KKLA-FM

The 2012 circumstances under which Frank Sontag (pictured) took over for Frank Pastore at KKLA 99.5 FM last fall were difficult. The regular afternoon show host was was critically injured in a freeway motorcycle accident and later passed away.

But such is, sometimes, life. This week, Salem Communications made the transition official, announcing Sontag as the permanent afternoon host for the 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekday slot on the broadcast outlet known as  ”The Intersection of Faith and Reason:”

“We are excited about having Frank Sontag join our line-up in the critical afternoon drive position,” says KKLA program director Chuck Tyler. “Frank is a true veteran of Los Angeles radio having worked at [former ABC Station] KLOS-FM for 27 years.”

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Pitcher Turned Radio Show Host Dies at 55

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore died on Monday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident one month prior in Upland.

The 55-year-old hosted reportedly the most-listened to Christian talk-show in the country on KKLA-FM in Glendale.

Eerily enough, Pastore hinted at his own death during his final radio show:

“You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right? At any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, without any blinkers – not that I’m angry about it – at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210. But that’s not me, that’s my body parts. And that key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian worldview.”

Pastore was struck by a 56-year-old Glendora woman on Nov. 19 and was thrown from his Honda Shadow motorcycle, suffering critical head injuries.

Following his baseball career, Pastore discovered religion and earned graduate degrees in theology and political science.

Hours Before Freeway Accident, KKLA-FM Host Frank Pastore Shared Prophetic Observation

A mind-boggling audio clip has been added to the KKLA-FM website information page for Frank Pastore, the weekday afternoon show host critically injured in a November 19 freeway accident. It was posted at the request of his wife Gina after she told a reporter for the Christian Post that he would want it that way.

Just hours before the 210 freeway accident in Duarte, here’s what Pastore said on his show as he addressed the issue of life after death and secular science’s research into whether humans have souls:

“You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right? At any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, without any blinkers – not that I’m angry about it – at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210. But that’s not me, that’s my body parts. And that key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian world view.”

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Frank Sontag Fills In for Critically Injured KKLA-FM Christian Radio Host Frank Pastore

With Christian radio host Frank Pastore hospitalized in critical condition as the result of a motorcycle accident on Monday on the 210 freeway in Duarte, veteran LA radio personality Frank Sontag took over the reins of The Frank Pastore Show Thanksgiving Day. The program airs weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. on Glendale’s KKLA-FM 99.5.

Sontag, for many years the host of Impact on KLOS-FM, re-converted to Christianity in December 2009. He devoted a large portion of the first hour retracing that part of his life and the role played earlier this year by Pastore, a former pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds:

“When I first came to KKLA-FM in April, I proceeded to share [publicly, for the first time] my [conversion] experience in December 2009 [and hearing the voice of God]… My marriage was pushed to the brink, I actually thought I might lose my marriage… As I shared this story [on-air] with Frank, he just looked at me with eyes of love, and I thought, ‘This man genuinely knows the Lord.’”

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