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
12:18 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Cincinnati Archdiocese Creates New Vision Plan for Catholic Schools

The Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has created its first-ever vision and strategic plan for its school system. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
2:58 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Air Force Museum to Add New Building

The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton, Ohio is planning to expand. On the drawing board is a fourth main building that will house a variety of exhibits. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with the museum's director, General John L. Hudson.

Regional News
11:54 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Middletown Arts Center Hosts Community Arts Day

Tomorrow, the Middletown Arts Center is sponsoring a community arts day. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Leslie Pinto, the program director for the arts center.

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.