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
10:39 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Park in Greenup County, KY Hosts Annual Tractor Show

This Saturday, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup County, Kentucky is hosting its 9th annual tractor show. In this Postcard story, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg  asked park spokesman Paul Verespy about the show.

Regional News
9:48 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Grand Opening of Smale Riverfront Park Phase One

This Friday evening, the city of Cincinnati is marking the grand opening of Phase One of the Smale Riverfront Park.  For a preview of the festivities and the features of the park, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Cincinnati Parks Director Willie Carden. 

Regional News
3:47 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected to be on Upswing

The AAA auto club is predicting that more Americans will travel this coming Memorial Day weekend than was the case last year. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the travel forecast with AAA spokeswoman Cheryl Parker, who works out of the Cincinnati office. 

Regional News
10:24 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Kentucky 8 to be Closed Again

By Marla Toncray
The Ledger Independent

Kentucky 8 west of Maysville will be closed for a second time in order to stabilize a slip on the riverbank side of the road.

The closure will be for two weeks, according to officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9 Office in Flemingsburg.<--break->Last week, the road was closed to traffic due to a landslide that dumped debris, earth and trees onto the road.

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Local News
11:05 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Cincinnati Offers Free Landlord Training Class

This Friday, May 18, the city of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Police Department will offer a free, landlord-training class. There might not be much public awareness about the class, but it's offered once every quarter.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Police Officer Katie Werner how people can sign up for the course.  

Local News
4:49 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Five Rivers Metroparks Has Extensive Bikeway Network

Officials with Five Rivers Metroparks in the Dayton, Ohio area say they now have the largest connected bikeway network in the nation. To find out more about the extensive system of bike trails, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dan Sahli, Outdoor  Coordinator for the Metroparks system. 

Local News
4:34 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Annual Cycling Tour of Scioto River valley This Weekend

This weekend, the 51st annual Tour of the Scioto River Valley will take cyclists on a journey from Columbus to Portsmouth, Ohio and back.  Frank Seebode is the  director of the tour. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked him how the event got started.

Local News
11:12 am
Thu May 10, 2012

May Issue of Cincinnati Magazine Highlights Great Places to Enjoy Nature

The May edition of Cincinnati Magazine is devoted to places set aside for all of us to  exercise, enjoy the great outdoors and commune with nature. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Linda Vaccariello, the magazine's Executive Editor. 

Local News
9:40 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Demonstrators Protest Judge's Ruling on Anna Louise Inn Renovation

About 3 dozen demonstrators rallied outside the Hamilton County Courthouse Wednesday to protest Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel's ruling last week regarding the Anna Louise Inn. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports on the dispute between the inn's supporters and the Cincinnati company that covets the property on the eastern edge of downtown.

Local News
1:33 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Local Business Leaders Want New Ohio River Bridge on Faster Track

Local and regional business leaders say building a second bridge to take the traffic load off the Brent Spence must be put on a faster schedule. They also say the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas must find a way to do it on their own without waiting for federal assistance that might never arrive. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg reports.