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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News from WNKU
7:31 am
Mon January 13, 2014

NKU Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

When students return to Northern Kentucky University today for the start of a new semester, they'll find a new policy in place. The entire campus has become tobacco-free. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dean of Students Jeff Waple why NKU decided to take this step and what its implications are.  

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News from WNKU
12:21 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Cincinnati Magazine Publishes Annual "Top Doctors" List

The January issue of Cincinnati Magazine features its annual Top Doctors list. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters how the list is compiled. 

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News from WNKU
6:20 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Workforce One of Butler County Gets New Name

On Friday, Workforce One on Dixie Highway in Fairfield is celebrating its new name--Ohio Means Jobs. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Adam Jones, Assistant Director of the Butler County Department of Job and Family Services, why the change is taking place. 

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News from WNKU
10:28 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Artswave Gears Up for Annual Arts Sampler Saturdays

Next month, the organization that used to be known as the Fine Arts Fund will present the first in a series of free arts sampler Saturdays around the Cincinnati area. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Artswave spokesman Mike Boberg why the organization decided to extend into March and April what used to be a single weekend of events. 

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News from WNKU
11:31 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Record Number of Holiday Travelers Predicted

The American Automobile Association is predicting a record number of travelers for the year-end holiday season, which began Saturday and runs through New Year's Day. Local AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that 94.5 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home.  

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News from WNKU
10:29 am
Fri December 20, 2013

There Will Be a Streetcar in Cincinnati

Cincinnati will get a streetcar line. City council voted yesterday to resume and complete the controversial project just hours before a deadline to move ahead or lose federal funding. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

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News from WNKU
12:18 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

New Richmond Starts Community Theater

The Ohio River town of New Richmond, Ohio has started a community theatre. The River Stage Theatre is the brainchild of New Richmond native Bob Baker, who is also Artistic Director of the Renaissance Theatre in Huntsville,  Alabama. Baker told WNKU's Steve Hirschberg he got the idea for the new theatre last August, when he returned home for the "River Days" celebration.  

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News from WNKU
11:07 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Redsfest Opens Today

This afternoon, the Reds will welcome fans of all ages to the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati  for the annual, two-day Redsfest. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Michael Anderson, the Reds' Public Relations Manager. 

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News from WNKU
6:02 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Cincinnati Magazine Publishes Annual "Best of the City" Issue

Cincinnati Magazine's December issue is the annual "Best of the City". This year it contains 106 "bests" in a wide variety of categories. R.J. Smith is Senior Editor. He talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg about the task of putting the cover story together.  

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News from WNKU
6:02 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Kentucky Offers Holiday Concerts Around the State

Many venues around Kentucky are offering concerts and other musical performances during the upcoming holiday season. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Pat Stipes, a spokesman for the Kentucky Department of  Travel and Tourism. 

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