Steve Hirschberg

Assignment Editor / Reporter

Steve has been a public radio news reporter in the Cincinnati area for three decades. He began with WGUC, then WVXU, and in 2005, came to WNKU. Steve covers breaking news, writes WNKU’s local afternoon newscasts and produces feature-length interviews and other feature stories that are heard each weekday. Steve also serves as WNKU’s News Assignment Editor. Steve has written and produced news stories and features for National Public Radio, the worldwide broadcasts of Voice of America, Ohio Public Radio, and Monitor Radio.

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News from WNKU
11:32 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Children's, Freestore Provide Nourishment for Babies

Dr. Andy Beck

The Freestore Foodbank and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have teamed up to help improve nutrition and health for infants from low-income families. The program is called KIND. That acronym stands for Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

The FreeStore Foodbank  

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News from WNKU
11:01 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Annual Dayton Blues Festival Takes Place This Sunday

Dayton's 29th annual Blues Festival takes place this Sunday afternoon and evening in the heart of the city's downtown. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lamont Hall Jr., Events Coordinator for Dayton's Recreation Youth Services, how the event got started.  

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News from WNKU
6:32 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Gardner Family Gift to Add New Area to Smale Riverfront Park

A $2.3 million gift from the James and Joan Gardner Family Foundation will add another distinctive area to Cincinnati's Smale Riverfront Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Parks Director Willie Carden about the  new area west of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

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News from WNKU
12:25 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

CSO Extends Access to LumenoCity

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is adding access to the LumenoCity music and light show that takes place in Washington Park during the first three nights of August. The action comes after all the tickets available online last month  for the free event were snatched up within minutes. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with CSO President Trey Devey.

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News from WNKU
11:34 am
Fri July 11, 2014

CSO Offers More Access to LumenoCity

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is expanding access to the LumenoCity music and light show in Washington Park during the first three nights of August. The action comes after all of the free tickets available online last month were snatched up in minutes. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with CSO President Trey Devey.

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News from WNKU
10:45 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Dayton Mayor Begins Meetings in Neighborhoods

Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley

Starting tomorrow, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is holding a series of community conversations in the city's neighborhoods. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Whaley how the idea came about.  

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News from WNKU
11:53 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Program Tonight Explores Literature, Arts, Music of World War One

A program tonight at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati will explore the topic "Literature, Arts and Music of the Great War". It's part of a series of local events commemorating the centennial of the start of the First World War. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg  talked about tonight's program with Lily Frierson, who teaches history at the University of Cincinnati.  

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News from WNKU
11:41 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Cincy Blues Fest Coming Soon

The annual Cincy Blues Fest is just a few weeks away. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Barry Gee, one of the organizers. He says the blues fest is now in its twenty-second year. 

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News from WNKU
10:39 am
Mon July 7, 2014

New BBQ Festival Comes to Riverfront in October

On October 10 and 11, Cincinnati will host a new riverfront event called The River Grill Before the Big Chill. The professional and amateur grilling competitions, along with food to sample from local BBQ restaurants, are being billed as the city's last major outdoor festival before the coming of winter. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about it with Event Manager RuthAnn Spears.

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News from WNKU
6:32 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Details on Construction of MLK Drive Interchange

Ground will be broken soon for the Martin Luther King Drive interchange on I-71 in Cincinnati's Uptown neighborhood. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Mark Policinski, CEO of OKI, the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments. Policinski says the $100 million project was made possible by a historic financial arrangement.

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