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.


Regional News
6:51 am
Wed August 29, 2012

150th Anniversary of Civil War Battle in Kentucky

Dr. James Ramage

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky, south of Lexington. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the battle with Civil War  historian Dr. James Ramage, Regents Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University.

Regional News
7:20 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Portsmouth Gets Ready for Annual River Days Celebration

The 50th annual Portsmouth River Days gets underway this Thursday. Trent Williams is the City  Auditor of Portsmouth and the President and  General Chairman of River Days. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Williams how the four-day-long festival in Scioto County, Ohio got started.

Regional News
6:50 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Task Force to Fight Child Obesity Adds Members

Cincinnati's Task Force on Healthy Living is expanding its efforts to fight childhood obesity. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

Regional News
10:52 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Kentucky to Create Trail Towns

A new program has been established to help selected small Kentucky communities benefit from adventure tourism opportunities. The program is called Trail Towns. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the program with Gil Lawson, a spokesman for the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

Regional News
10:22 am
Fri August 24, 2012

More Americans to Travel During Labor Day Weekend

The coming  Labor Day weekend will see fewer "staycations" than last year. That's the prediction from AAA. The auto club's Cincinnati-based Public Affairs Manager, Cheryl Parker, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that more Americans will be taking to the roads.  

Regional News
12:14 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

United Way Campaign Underway in Greater Cincinnati

$61 million. That's the goal of this year's fundraising campaign for  The United Way of Greater Cincinnati.  The goal is a $400 thousand increase over last year's goal. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked this year's campaign chair, David Joyce, the CEO of GE Aviation, how the $61 million figure was determined. 

Regional News
12:50 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Boone and Grant County Libraries Offer Perks with Library Card

September is just around the corner; and it's National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  To mark the occasion, the Boone and Grant County Public Libraries are teaming up with area businesses, which are offering incentives to  those who get a library card. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Shaun Davidson, the Adult Programmer for the Boone County Public Library.

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Regional News
12:18 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Cincinnati Archdiocese Creates New Vision Plan for Catholic Schools

The Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has created its first-ever vision and strategic plan for its school system. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
2:58 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Air Force Museum to Add New Building

The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton, Ohio is planning to expand. On the drawing board is a fourth main building that will house a variety of exhibits. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with the museum's director, General John L. Hudson.

Regional News
11:54 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Middletown Arts Center Hosts Community Arts Day

Tomorrow, the Middletown Arts Center is sponsoring a community arts day. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Leslie Pinto, the program director for the arts center.