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
4:49 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Dayton Art Institute Creates New Indoor Space

The Dayton Art Institute is about to undergo a renovation that will combine its cafe and museum store into a community gathering place. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Michael Roediger, the Institute's Executive Director.

Regional News
2:30 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Evening Offers Free Information on Avoiding Home Foreclosure

This evening at 6:00 in Cincinnati Council chambers there will be an informational session called Save Our Homes. It's designed to help homeowners who are in foreclosure or near foreclosure. Sister Barbara Busch is Executive Director of the non-profit organization Working in Neighborhoods, which is putting together tonight's free program. Busch tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the session will focus on new ways to prevent foreclosure.

Regional News
5:58 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Summer Food Program Underway in Cincinnati Area

The city of Cincinnati has kicked off the Summer Food Program for children and teens who might otherwise not  have access to breakfast or lunch. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
1:39 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Scioto County Sets Up Health Coalition

Scioto County recently established a  health coalition, which it's  now trying to expand. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Portsmouth City Health Commissioner Chris  Smith what prompted the creation of the group. 

Regional News
11:31 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Cincinnati Pops Sign goes to American Sign Museum

The brightly lit "Pops" sign that hung above and behind the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for decades is now retired and has been moved to the American Sign Museum in the city's Camp Washington neighborhood. Orchestra spokeswoman Meghan Berneking talked about the sign and its history with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

Regional News
1:55 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Norwood Planetarium Focuses on Venus Transit

The Drake Planetarium and Science Center at Norwood High School and Middle School is raising its public profile with a day devoted to a rare cosmic event that happens tomorrow. The event is called the Transit of Venus. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the Venetian Transit with Pam Bowers, the Executive Director of the Planetarium and Science Center.

Regional News
3:48 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Fire Forces School Evacuation in Hebron

By Brenna R. Kelly
The Kentucky Enquirer

HEBRON — A fire forced children and teachers at the Prodigy School in Hebron to evacuate Friday morning.

The fire was reported just before noon at the school at 2050 Barbara Drive in Hebron. Firefighters said flames were coming from a stove in the kitchen.

Firefighters from Hebron and Burlington responded to the school, Boone County dispatchers said. The fire was out within minutes. No injuries were reported.

The school and daycare center takes children six weeks to 12 years old.


Regional News
1:58 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Dayton Remembers Aviation Pioneer and Native Son Wilbur Wright

This afternoon, Dayton, Ohio will pause to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilbur Wright's burial. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
11:17 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Groundbreaking Today for CITIRAMA 2012

A groundbreaking was held today for this year's CITIRAMA. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with  Dan Dressman, Executive Director of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati. The association partners with the city of Cincinnati on the annual home show.

Regional News
11:06 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Official KY Historian Talks About Hatfield-McCoy Feud

The world-famous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys is the subject of a mini-series that ran this week on The History Channel. To find out more about the long-ago animosity between the two families, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. James Klotter, the state of Kentucky's official historian. Klotter says most of the McCoys lived in Pike County, Kentucky; and the Hatfields lived just across the state line in West Virginia.