Frank Pastore critically hurt in crash


GLENDALE, Calif. — Frank Pastore, who hosts the afternoon radio talk show on KKLA, was in critical condition with significant head injuries after his motorcycle was struck on the 210 freeway as he was heading home from work Nov. 19.

"We do not know how extensive his injuries are, but we know they are serious," the station said in a statement on its website. "Please keep him and his family in your prayers."

Terry Fahy, the station's general manager, was not available for comment, but an update on the station's Facebook page on Nov. 21, promised a further update soon.

"Your prayers are being felt," the post read.

By press time, at least 200 people had posted well wishes on the show's Facebook page.

"Praying for you and your family...I have only been listening recently and your conviction and love for our Lord Jesus Christ inspires me to keep my faith ever grounded... for me you are the voice of Faith & Reason," wrote listener Joe Pacheco, who then cited Psalm 30:2: "Lord, my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me."

Pastore's website is called the Intersection of Faith and Reason.

According to police, Pastore was driving his Honda Shadow motorcycle eastbound in the carpool lane on when another driver lost control of her Hyundai Sonata, striking Pastore, who was then ejected from the bike. He was found unconscious on the pavement.

The conservative talk show host was air lifted to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. The driver of the car was not injured.

KKLA has broadcast Pastore's show since 2004, when he filled the slot of popular host Warren Duffy, who retired. Duffy said by email that his friend was in a coma, but did not know if it was medically induced.

In the years since taking over the afternoon slot, Pastore, a resident of Upland, has generated his own strong fan base. By the time he took the mic, the former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, had already established a strong resume for Christian apologetics, having taught from both the pulpit and college lectern.