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
10:33 am
Tue July 2, 2013

KY State Fire Marshal Offers Safety Tips for Fireworks Use

Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope

With the Independence Day holiday coming on Thursday, Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope is passing along some tips on  how to use fireworks safely. He spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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Regional News
6:06 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Zoot Theatre Offers Puppet Entertainment in Dayton

Since 2006, an unusual kind of arts organization, the Zoot Theatre Company, has been entertaining audiences in Dayton, Ohio. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with co-founder Michael  Sticka.

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Regional News
6:06 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Hamilton County Municipal Mental Health Court Nears 10th Anniversary

Judge Heather Russell

Hamilton County's Municipal Mental Health Court will celebrate its 10th anniversary on June 27. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Heather Russell, one of  the special court's two judges. He asked Russell how and why the court was started.  

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Regional News
10:54 am
Wed June 19, 2013

12th Annual Paddlefest Begins Tomorrow

This year's 12th annual Paddlefest gets underway tomorrow. Brewster Rhoads, the founder of the three-day Ohio River event, talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. Rhoads says the festival kicks off with the Kids Outdoor Convention at Coney Island.  

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Regional News
11:16 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Artworks to Create More Outdoor Public Art Projects This summer

Artworks  has hired 115 teens and young adults to create public art this summer in Greater Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

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Regional News
6:06 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Huntington Railroad Historical Society Runs Excursion

This Friday, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society will run one of its special train excursions from Huntington, West Virginia to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. To find out more about the Historical Society and its rail excursions, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Chris Lockwood, the Society's Office Manager and Trip Chairman.    

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Regional News
6:06 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Museum Center Launches Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibition

Today the Cincinnati Museum Center is opening what it's calling a cutting-edge exhibition of some of the biggest and strangest dinosaurs that ever roamed the earth. It's called "Ultimate Dinosaurs...Giants from Gondwana".  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Glenn Storrs, the Museum Center's Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology.   

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Regional News
6:06 am
Tue June 11, 2013

On-Line Guide Helps Consumers Connect with Organic Farms

OEFFA, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, has on its website an on-line data base that can help consumers find fresh, locally-grown produce and other farm products.  The data base is called the Good Earth Guide. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Renee Hunt, OEFFA's Education Program Director.  

Regional News
10:16 am
Mon June 10, 2013

75th Anniversary of Vander Meer's Double No-Hitters

75 years ago tomorrow, a young Cincinnati Reds lefthander began a pitching feat that has never been duplicated before or since.  Johnny Vander Meer pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Bees at Crosley Field and then pitched another one in his next start at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Reds Historian Greg Rhodes about Vander Meer and his double no-hitters.   

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Regional News
10:18 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Classic Car Show at Cincinnati's Ault Park This Sunday

This coming Sunday, the 36th annual Concours d'Elegance takes place in Cincinnati's Ault Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the show of classic automobiles with the event's Co-Chair, Dave Sheehy.  

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