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
1:39 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

New Police Scanner Unveiled

According to The Frankfort State Journal:

Kentucky State Police revealed a 3D scanner that could cut crime and crash investigation times in half. Commissioner Rodney Brewer said the $65,000 scanner is the first of its kind in Kentucky, and has been used at nine crime scenes, including three from a murder-suicide in Powell County Tuesday night. The new equipment will also help during accident investigations by allowing roads to open more quickly after wrecks. Brewer said the time and personnel at a road accident could be cut by 40-50 percent.

Regional News
1:32 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Operation UNITE Says Pike County Traffickers and Florida Supplier Arrested

From the Appalachian News-Express

Operation UNITE announced Tuesday that two Pike County traffickers of prescription pain pills and their Florida supplier have been arrested on federal drug charges following an undercover investigation by Operation UNITE and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

“More than 200,000 Oxycodone pills were sold in Pike County over the past 12 months by these individuals,” said Keith Napier, Big Sandy Task Force Manager for UNITE. “They were getting pills delivered on almost a monthly basis.”

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Regional News
5:18 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

KY Cracks Down on Motorists Without Insurance

Starting next month, if you're a Kentuckian who's driving without insurance, you can expect a letter in the mail.  And, as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chuck Wolfe tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg, you would be wise not to ignore the letter. 

Regional News
12:40 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Police Memorial Day Recognizes Fallen Officers

On Thursday, the Cincinnati Police Department and law enforcement agencies from around the area paused to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg has this report on Police Memorial Day.

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. 

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