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.'”
“To sit in this chair seven months after I met my brother Frank and shared my  testimony is pretty wild…”
KKLA-FM asks that cards and letters of support for Pastore to be sent to P.O. Box 29023, Glendale, CA 91209. Updates about Pastore’s status will also be posted to the station website as they become available.
FishbowlLA extends its sincerest best wishes to Pastore and family in this difficult time.
Update – 11/25/12: At the end of the holiday weekend, Pastore remains in critical condition.
Update – 12/18/12: Pastore passed away on Monday, December 17. RIP.