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
3:21 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Cincy Beerfest This Weekend on Fountain Square

Cincy Beerfest takes place on Fountain Square this weekend. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with 3CDC's Brittney Carden to get a preview.   

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News from WNKU
10:49 am
Wed September 10, 2014

AAA Study Shows Driver Ed Benefits New Drivers

The AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety has come out with a study which confirms that people who take driver education courses become safer drivers. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the report with Mike Belcuore, Operations Manager of the auto club's driving school in the Cincinnati area.

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News from WNKU
10:32 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Fan Balloting Begins for Frick Broadcasters Award for Baseball Hall of Fame

Fan voting has begun for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2015 Ford C. Frick Award, which enshrines baseball announcers into the Hall in Cooperstown, New York. Two former, longtime Reds radio broadcasters, Joe Nuxhall and Waite Hoyt, are among the candidates on this year's list of possible inductees. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg talked with Hall of  Fame spokesman Brad Horn about how the election process works.      

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News from WNKU
9:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Travel Up This Year

More Americans are traveling at least 50 miles from home this Labor  Day weekend compared with last year's holiday. That's the word from the AAA auto club.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with local AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker.   

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News from WNKU
3:30 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Reds Open MLB Urban Youth Academy

Outgoing Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Hall of Famers Frank Robinson and Joe Morgan were among the dignitaries who took part today in the grand opening of the Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy. The $7 million facility is located in Roselawn Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked  about the academy with Charlie Frank, Executive Director of the Reds Community Fund.  

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News from WNKU
9:36 am
Mon August 18, 2014

ZeroLandfill Offers Artistic and Design Objects

Starting this coming Saturday, an organization called ZeroLandfill Cincinnati is offering discarded artistic and design objects to the public for free. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked spokeswoman Jane Garfield what ZeroLandfill is all about.     

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News from WNKU
10:22 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Reds Host Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend begins this evening. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about it with Chris Eckes, the Hall of Fame and Museum's Curator and Operations Manager.  

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News from WNKU
12:45 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Music Hall Removed from Tax Levy on November Ballot

The Hamilton County commissioners have placed a tax levy on the November ballot. But it's not the one the Museum Center and supporters of the Music Hall renovation wanted. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

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News from WNKU
11:34 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Historical Photos in Cincinnati Magazine

The current issue of Cincinnati Magazine has an article containing black and white photos by a relatively unknown local photographer named Nelson Ronsheim. To find out more about Ronsheim and  his work, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Chris Smith. He's a partner in the website "Cincinnati...a Glimpse From the Past" and a reference librarian at the main public library.

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News from WNKU
9:41 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Cranley Introduces City Manager Nominee

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has introduced to the public his choice for city manager. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

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