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Posted on 12/18/2012 12:32:17 AM PST by South40
KKLA/99.5 FM Christian radio talk host Frank Pastore died Monday afternoon from injuries suffered Nov. 19 in a motorcycle accident on the I-210 Freeway.
An announcement posted on the www.kkla.com website said, "Gina Pastore informed us that in the early afternoon of Monday, December 17, Frank passed away. We will update you with any additional information as soon as it is available. Please continue to pray for Gina and the family. Blessings to you, KKLA Management".
KKLA-FM talk host Frank Pastore died Monday from injuries sustained in a Nov. 19 motorcycle accident. Pastore had been doing an afternoon Christian talk show on KKLA since 2004.
Pastore, 55, was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered head trauma in the accident on the eastbound freeway near Buena Vista Street. He was flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, where he remained in a coma. He was later transferred to a hospital in Upland for continued treatment.
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I know I’ve heard the name. I believe he’s filled in for Dennis Prager at various times and probably other hosts as well. Sorry to hear of his passing. Seemed like a talented, nice guy.
Here he is with Prager on You Tube talking about Christianity. At 2:00 Pastore talks about how he was an atheist.
Dennis Prager on Christianity
Prayers up for the family and friends of this man.
Great ballplayer and a very good man...RIP Frank.
RIP Frank. Prayers for his family.
Tough as nails when he pitched for the Reds. Took the ball on opening day with twenty minutes notice when Tom Seaver suddenly became ill and pitched a 9-0 shut-out over the Braves.
Also he died holding the record for the fastest consumption of the 72 ounce steak challenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo. The challenge is to eat a 72 ounce steak, baked potato, house salad and a roll in less than one hour. He did it in under 22 minutes.
He had done good things with his life since retiring from baseball. He was a good, Christian family man. The media needs more of those.
Here’s what Dennis Prager said about him on his Facebook yesterday:
My dear friend, radio colleague, and Prager University faculty member, Frank Pastore, died today. He had been in a coma following a motorcycle accident on November 19. He was 55 years old.
Until I received the news late this afternoon, I believed that he would come out that coma and eventually resume his life just as he had left it before the accident. He was that strong, that indomitable, that much a force of nature; you thought that if anyone could pull it off, it would be Frank. But it was not to be.
His life was rich, full of victories and more than his share of defeats. He tells his own story in his excellent autobiography, Shattered: Struck Down, but Not Destroyed which I urge everyone to read. He endured a difficult childhood in Southern California, became a star major league baseball pitcher, and then a popular, highly respected radio talk show host. He succeeded at every task he took on. He did it the hard way: through force of will
and a punishing personal work ethic.
The jock was a deep thinker with an agile mind. When challenged by his Christian teammates to investigate the claims of Christianity, he took them on. In his words, he followed the evidence and, to his initial surprise, the evidence led him right to Jesus Christ to whom he dedicated his life.
He became a student of Christian apologetics and eventually earned his Ph.D. He could discuss baseball managers and hermeneutics with equal facility. His talk show on KKLA in Los Angeles became the most popular show of its kind in the country. He described the show as the intersection of faith and reason. It was perfectly apt.
Frank was big, ebullient, and brilliant. You can see this in the two courses he did for Prager University — The Four Big Bangs and Do You Have Free Will? Im grateful they exist. They are a witness to the man he was.
He was a great fighter for the Judeo-Christian values we hold dear. He was just coming into his prime as a spokesman for those values. One despairs to think of the things he had still had to accomplish.
The world is smaller without Frank Pastore in it. And I am personally broken hearted.
Good-bye, dear friend. May the God you so fervently and articulately defended guide you on your new journey.
December 17, 2012
Hit us hard also. Went to my high school, after me . He is much younger.
My wife’s favorite radio show host.