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
11:31 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Eastern Corridor Public Involvement Meetings Begin

Starting this evening, the Ohio Department of Transportation is  holding a series of three public involvement meetings in Cincinnati about the Eastern Corridor Project. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Andy Fluegemann, a planning engineer with ODOT's District Eight office in Lebanon.

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Regional News
11:53 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Macy's Music Festival 2012 Takes Place This Weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be a big one in downtown Cincinnati. The Bengals begin their first training camp at home on the riverfront. And the 50th annual Macy's Music Festival, which has gone through several previous names during the past five decades, takes place at Paul Brown Stadium.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
11:04 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Cincinnati Opera Teams With SCPA

The Cincinnati Opera has found a new place to perform small operas that don't work well on the stage of Music Hall. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
11:26 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Ohio State Fair Opens Today

The 2012 Ohio State Fair begins today in Columbus. It's one of the largest of its kind in the nation. State fair spokeswoman Alicia Shoults tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg there are several new wrinkles this year.

Regional News
12:00 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons to Kids in Middletown and Hamilton

In Middletown and Hamilton, the YMCA is offering free swimming lessons to k ids who might not otherwise have a chance to learn that skill. The program is called Operation Splash. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about it with Kim Munafo, Vice President of Development for the Great Miami Valley YMCA.

Regional News
11:47 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Cincinnati Museum Center, Freedom Center Now Officially Merged

On July 1, the merger of the Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center became official. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Museum Center CEO Douglass McDonald how the new entity is organized.

Regional News
11:25 am
Mon July 23, 2012

AAA Opens New Protoype Stores

The AAA  is known for rescuing broken-down vehicles, providing trip itineraries and maps, and offering travel agent and insurance services. Now the century-old, non-profit auto club is establishing a new business model that combines those traditional member services with a new service, all under the same roof. The company's new prototype stores are going up in Northern Kentucky.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the changes with Cheryl Parker. She's a public affairs manager with AAA-Allied Group in the region that includes Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Regional News
4:06 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

KY Tax Reform Commission Comes to NKU July 24

Next Tuesday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform is holding a public meeting at Northern Kentucky Universtiy. The meeting will take place in the ballroom of the Student Union. Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson is heading the tax reform commission. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Abramson why the panel was established. 

Regional News
1:20 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Boone Society Hopes Boone Trace Project Will Shed New Light on Westward Migration

This David Wright painting is courtesy of The Boone Society and is not permitted to be reproduced.

A non-profit organization called The Boone Society has been working to promote and develop for educational tourism an area in Eastern Kentucky called The Boone Trace. Sam Compton is President of the society, which consists primarily of historians and descendants of the great explorer Daniel Boone. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Compton why he feels The Boone Trace Project is so important. 

Regional News
11:40 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank Official Says Regional Economic Recovery Outpacing Nation

Yesterday, Dr. LaVaughn Henry, who runs the Cincinnati branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, spoke about the economy at a meeting of the Covington Business Council. After his address, he talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. Henry says the Cincinnati regional economy is doing better than the nation as a whole in recovering from the Great Recession

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