Christian Radio Host Frank Pastore Dies
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- 2012 Dec 18
Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore died Monday from injures suffered Nov. 19 in a motorcycle accident on the I-210 freeway in southern California, the Orange County Register reports. Pastore, 55, suffered head trauma after being thrown from his motorcycle, and was flown by helicopter to the hospital, where he remained in a coma. Pastore's three-hour daily afternoon program, "The Frank Pastore Show," had aired on KKLA/99.5 FM since 2004, focusing on social and political issues from a Christian perspective. The show received the prestigious National Religious Broadcasters "Long Form Radio Program of the Year" award in 2011. Pastore, who tells his life story in his book, Shattered: Struck Down But Not Destroyed, was a professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1979-85) and the Minnesota Twins in 1986, and his testimony about becoming a Christian includes how he was transformed from a "practical atheist" and "evolutionist." Pastore leaves a wife and two children.