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
10:40 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Reducing Vacant and Blighted Properties in Covington

The city of Covington has started a pilot program aimed at reducing the number of vacant and blighted properties. Marketing and Communications Director Natalie Bowers explains to WNKU's Steve Hirschberg how the program works.  

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News from WNKU
11:02 am
Wed October 8, 2014

AAA Releases Study on Safety of Hands-Free Devices in Autos

The AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety has just completed a study on the safety of hands-free technology in vehicles. Local AAA spokeswoman Cheryl Parker talked about the findings with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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News from WNKU
11:19 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Gateway Adding More Buildings in Downtown Covington

Gateway Community and Technical College today is increasing its presence in downtown Covington. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Laura Kroeger, Executive Director of the  Gateway Foundation.  

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News from WNKU
9:43 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Free Shred Day Saturday in West Carrollton

This Saturday, a non-profit company is offering free document shredding in the Dayton suburb of West Carrollton, Ohio. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Charlie Pierce, Sales Manager for MONCO Secure Document Destruction and Scanning.  

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News from WNKU
12:26 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Good Fall Foliage Season Expected in Ohio

The nights are getting cooler. The sun is setting progressively earlier and the leaves are starting to turn color. Casey Burdick, with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg, she's expecting a good fall foliage season in Ohio this month. 

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News from WNKU
9:55 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Bee Keepers Work to Revive Ohio's Honey Bee Populaton

Ohio bee keepers are trying to restore the honey bee population around the state. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Terry Lieberman Smith, with the Ohio State Bee Keepers Association, why the number of bees has been dwindling. She says nobody has a definitive answer; but there are contributing reasons.

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News from WNKU
1:16 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Cranley Delivers First State of the City Address

The state of Cincinnati is strong. That's what Mayor John Cranley told a crowd in the Music Hall ballroom last night in his first State of the City address. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

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News from WNKU
12:12 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Oktoberfest Happens This Weekend

Cincinnati's 39th annual Oktoberfest begins this Friday evening in the heart of downtown. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with the Regional Chamber's Pat Sheeran about the German heritage celebration and asked which downtown streets will be closed.  

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News from WNKU
10:31 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Great Ohio River Swim Set for September 28

On September 28, the last Sunday of this month, the seventh annual Great Ohio River Swim takes place on the Cincinnati and Newport riverfronts. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Brewster Rhoades, the man in charge, what the event is all about.  

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News from WNKU
11:14 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Vintage Trouble Performs at WNKU Studios

Last week, the modern soul, blues and rock band Vintage Trouble was in Newport to play at Thompson House. On the afternoon before the show, the ban dropped in to perform on the air at the WNKU studios. After their first number, Ty Taylor, the band's vocalist, talked with our Gary Keegan.

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