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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Regional News
11:08 am
Mon September 10, 2012

MCOFuture Continues Forums on Ways to Improve Montgomery County

Tomorrow evening- Tuesday, September 11- the Montgomery County Commissioners are  holding the latest in a series of public forums on an initiative called MCOFuture.  It's an initiative to find ways to make the county more successful. The forum takes place, starting at 5:00 p.m., at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman how the forums got started. 

Regional News
7:51 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Reporters Get Casino Tour

Yesterday, reporters got their first look inside Cincinnati's new, $400 million Horseshoe Casino, which is about 75% completed. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
7:00 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Cincinnati Magazine Profiles Breakfast Places

The September issue of Cincinnati Magazine, now on newsstands, features a cover story entitled "Champions of Breakfast". It chronicles what the magazine calls 58 tasty places to start your day. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Amanda Boyd Walters, Cincinnati Magazine's Deputy Editor, where the idea for the article came from.


Regional News
10:38 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Ohio's New Ban on Texting While Driving Begins Today

Ohio's new ban on texting while driving goes into effect, today. According to a recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 35% of motorists of all ages admit that they text while driving; and nearly half of 18-24-year-old drivers say they text while behind the wheel. AAA spokeswoman Cheryl Parker explains the new law to WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

Regional News
6:51 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Coast Guard Prepares for Sunday's Riverfest

The U.S. Coast Guard is gearing up to handle boat traffic on the Ohio River for Sunday night's Riverfest fireworks. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the plan with Petty Officer Michael Slack.  

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.  

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