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.


Local News
12:45 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

GE Aviation in Evendale Hosts Program on Tuskegee Airmen

GE Aviation is presenting today a special program for local elementary school students.  It's entitled "Bringing Them Home Safely...Discovering Our Aviation Purpose in the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen". The company's African-American Forum is hosting the program. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg talked with Randall Stokes, the President of the forum's Cincinnati chapter.

Local News
2:44 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Cincinnati Magazine's Top 10 Restaurants

The March edition of Cincinnati Magazine features an annual rating of the city's top 10 restaurants.  Food and Dining Editor Donna Covrett tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that she starts her preparations for the list in August.

Local News
12:21 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Cincinnati Home and Garden Show Opens This Weekend

The 44th annual Cincinnati Home and Garden Show opens this Saturday at the Duke Energy Center. To get a preview, WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg talked with Vicki Hart, the show's manager.

Local News
11:53 am
Tue February 21, 2012

PWC to Hold 15th Annual Oscar Night America Gala

Next Sunday night is Academy Awards night; and in Cincinnati that means it's time for the annual Oscar Night America gala. It's one of only 49 parties that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially sanctions around the country. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit group People Working Cooperatively. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked PWC spokeswoman Kim Sullivan how the group got to host an Oscar Night gala.

Local News
11:09 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Victoria Theatre in Dayton Presents World Premiere of Rosemary Clooney Musical

Tomorrow, the Victoria  Theatre in Dayton, Ohio is presenting the world premiere of a play called "Tenderly...the Rosemary Clooney Musical". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the production with Janet Yates Vogt, who co-authored the work with Mark Friedman.

Local News
10:15 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Hartmann: Hamilton County is Strong

The state of the county is strong.  That is what Greg Hartmann, President of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, said yesterday during his state of the county address. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Hartmann why he is so upbeat about the county's strength.

Local News
3:07 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Art Academy of Cincinnati Gets New President

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has a new president.  He is John Sullivan, who comes to Cincinnati from the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville.  Sullivan notes that the art academy was a pioneer in moving several years ago to the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood from its long-time home next to the Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park.  He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that after such a bold move, as he calls it, the academy now  has plenty of company in its new neighborhood.

Local News
3:25 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Black Brigade Helped Defend Cincinnati During Civil War

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

In 1862, during the Civil War, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky faced the likelihood of an invasion by Confederate troops.  But the area was able to avoid a military confrontation, thanks to volunteers who came forward to defend the city and to  help bolster its fortifications.  Among those volunteers was a group of local African-Americans that came to be known as The Black Brigade.  As part of the commemoration of Black History Month, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about this historical episode with Richard Cooper, Interpretive Services Manager at Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad

Local News
10:42 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Mammoth Cave National Park Has $62 Million Economic Impact on Region

A new study compiled for the National Park Service shows Mammoth Cave National Park generates $62 million  a year for the South-Central Kentucky area. The park is located about halfway between Louisville and Nashville, near I-65. Vickie Carson is the park's Public Information Officer.  In this Postcard story,  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Carson about the findings of the economic impact study.

Local News
4:27 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

First Free Arts Sampler Coming Up This Weekend

This Saturday, the first in a series of three free arts sampler days takes place around the Cincinnati area.  Rebecca Bromels is Director of Communications for Artswave.  Bromels tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that all three sampler days take place on Saturdays.