Riverfront Coliseum

John Kiesewetter / WVXU

WVXU-FM will repeat its award-winning The Who Concert: 30 Years Later at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 40th anniversary of the tragedy on the Riverfront Coliseum plaza.

Eleven concertgoers were crushed to death as thousands were awaiting the concert with "festival seating," or unreserved seating. Only a few doors were open for entry that night.

pete townshend
Courtesy WCPO-TV

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend share their memories of The Who concert tragedy in 1979 in a one-hour WCPO-TV special on Dec. 3 called The Who: The Night That Changed Rock.

Eleven died trying to get into the concert in Riverfront Coliseum, now known as Heritage Bank Arena.

Courtesy WKRC-TV

UPDATE AT 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28:  Jeff Hirsh's coworkers praise him for being able to do it all. And he did.

In 40 years of Cincinnati television – 21 years at WKRC-TV after 19 years at WLWT-TV – he did breaking news; features; live shots; taped packages; stories about long, tedious court trials and complicated government issues; and wrote and produced several one-hour documentaries.

Ted Weis

Originally aired Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM 

December 3, 1979 became an infamous night in Cincinnati history as the deaths of eleven concertgoers forever changed crowd control and emergency preparedness. The Who concert has never been forgotten, and there has never been such a complete look at that tragedy and its aftermath as The Who Concert: 30 Years Later.