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
12:02 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Kentucky Tax Amnesty Ends Soon

A 61-day tax amnesty in Kentucky will soon end. Delinquent taxpayers have until November 30 to come forward and pay up. Lori Flanery is Secretary of the state's Finance and Administration Cabinet. She tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that the response to the program has been excellent. Flanery says the cabinet  has gotten the word out through billboards, TV and newspaper ads, webinars and one other method.

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Regional News
12:20 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Program Helps Disabled Vets Get Exercise and Have Fun

Team River Runner Website
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Regional News
11:15 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Latest Ohio Poll Shows "Dead Heat" Between Obama and Romney

The second to last Ohio Poll before next Tuesday's election shows a photo finish in the Buckeye State between presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the latest results with University of Cincinnati pollster Eric Rademacher.

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Metro Unveils Protoype Transit District
11:41 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Metro Unveils Uptown Transit District

Today, Metro unveiled plans for its new, $6.9 million Uptown Transit District. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Terry  Garcia Crews,  the transit agency's CEO and General Manager. Crews says it will be a vast improvement in service in the University of Cincinnati and hospital areas. 

Motorists urged to be vigilant around school buses
11:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

State Troopers Urge Motorists to Observe Safety Around School Buses

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. And; as Ohio Highway Patrol Spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg, state troopers will be working hard to make sure safety laws are obeyed.

Animation Studio in Hyde Park
1:21 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Cincinnati Has One of Few Women-Owned Animation Studios

Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood is the home of one of the nation's few, certified, women-owned animation studios.  The eight year old business is called Flaming Medusa Studios. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked owner Darcy Vorhees why there are so few animation studios with women at the helm.

Development Planned for Turtlecreek Township
1:53 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Turtle Creek Township Seeks to Control Development of Land Along I-71

The construction of a Flying J Travel Center along an I-71 interchange southeast of Lebanon is expected to be a catalyst for the development of a 380 acre adjacent area in Turtlecreek Township. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the truck stop and the development with Township Trustee Jonathan Sams.

Elections Montgomery County
11:42 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Montgomery County Updates Public on Early Voting Procedures

Montgomery County, Ohio has received more than 50,000 applications for absentee ballots.  Thirty seven percent of those ballots have already been mailed in and are sitting in the ballot box. That's what Steve Harsman, Deputy Director of the county's board of elections told WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

Water Conference
11:18 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Cincinnati Hosts Water Conference

Starting today, Cincinnati is hosting a three-day Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference. Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Tony Parrott talked about the significance of the conference with WNKU's Steve Hirschbrg.