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
5:44 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Reds Museum Opens Display of Autographs

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum recently opened an exhibition entitled "Signature Reds...a Century of Reds Autographs". Colin Ethier, the museum's special projects coordinator, gave WNKU's Steve Hirschberg a tour of the display. As you enter, you see on your right a wall of autographs that date back to before the 1920's.

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Regional News
1:13 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Food Company Brings 115 Jobs to Erlanger, KY

A Chicago-based food company is opening a manufacturing plant in Boone County and creating jobs. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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Regional News
11:28 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Ground Broken for New dunnhumby USA Headquarters in Downtown Cincinnati

Ground has been broken for dunnhumby USA's new downtown Cincinnati headquarters. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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Regional News
6:10 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Center for Closing Health Gap Gets $150 Thousand Check for Pilot Program

The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati has received a two-year, $150 thousand grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Renee Mahaffey Harris, the center's executive director, how the money will be used.

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Regional News
1:14 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Ohio Highway Patrol: Don't Drink and Drive on Super Sunday

The Dayton Daily News

If you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has this warning: Don't drink and drive; and don't allow your guests to drive impaired. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Patrol spokesman Trooper Vincent Shirey.

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Regional News
11:46 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Expert Talks About How to Save Old Churches

In many parts of the country, congregations of older churches, synagogues and other  houses of worship are having trouble making ends meet. But there is a non-profit resource center that can help them find ways to keep open the doors of their  historic buildings. The Philadelphia-based organization is called Partners for Sacred Places. Bob Jaeger is president and co-founder. Recently Jaeger spoke at a  meeting of the Covington Business Council. He told WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that he saw the need for such an organization back in the early 1980's.

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Regional News
10:48 am
Mon January 28, 2013

NKU Masters Students Create Documentary on Civil War Battle

Steve Oldfield

Two Masters Degree grad students in Northern Kentucky University's Public History Program are working on a documentary about a little-known Civil War battle. The documentary is called "Hurrah for Kentucky...the Fierce, Forgotten Fight for Augusta". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked co-producer Steve Oldfield how the project got started. 

Regional News
11:25 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Corp. for Findlay Market Gets New Leader

The Corporation for Findlay Market has a new President and CEO. He's Joe Hansbauer, a Cincinnati native whose career credits include being the founder of the young professionals volunteer organization called Give Back Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Hansbauer why he decided to take the job.

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Regional News
11:11 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Orville Wright's Home in Dayton Area Worth a Visit

Hawthorn Hill, home of the Wright Brothers

The descendants of the Wright Brothers have agreed, for the first time, to allow licensing of the brothers' name to certain as yet unspecified products. The plan is part of an effort to generate funds to maintain the family mansion called Hawthorn Hill in the Oakwood suburb of Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Brian Hackett is Director of Northern Kentucky University's Public History Program and is knowledgeable about the house. He talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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Regional News
6:42 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Cincinnati's Neighborhood Enhancement Program to Target 2 more Communities This Year

City of Cincinnati

Mount Airy and Carthage are the two Cincinnati neighborhoods that will benefit from a 90-day cleanup this year under the city's Neighborhood Enhancement Program. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.