Aaron Sharpe

Director of Development & Marketing

Aaron first volunteered with WNKU as a student in Northern Kentucky University’s Radio/Television program in 1998.  His first “job” was soliciting food from area restaurants for the fund drive, and although he always just wanted to be a DJ, the station manager at the time took note of Aaron’s ability to ask for things and thus offered him a paying job in Development in 1999. 

Aaron had to go outside of radio to fulfill his dream of being a DJ.  During baseball season, he spends his evenings and weekends as the DJ for the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Aaron has also worked dozens of freelance gigs in broadcast television, mostly as an audio engineer or assistant.  He’s worked on productions of everything from high school basketball tournaments to a TBS reality show to Super Bowl XLVI. 

When things slow down, Aaron will pick up a little work here and there as a voice actor, voicing anything from corporate training videos to national TV and radio spots.  Aaron has even had the privilege of filling in as the public address announcer for the Cincinnati Reds when needed.

Despite it all, WNKU remains closest to Aaron’s heart.  And while they still won’t let him on the air except to ask for money, he thinks it’s pretty cool that he gets to work with real rock ‘n roll DJ’s.

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Patrick Reddy | Cincinnati Enquirer

Join us at the famed Pompilio's in Newport on Friday, September 11th from 6 - 10p and Saturday, September 12th from 2p - 8p, for the first ever Bocce Ball Benefit for WNKU presented by Pompilio's and Wiedemann's Fine Beer.

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The Avett Brothers have gone from barnstorming beer halls to selling out arenas across the country. Meanwhile, Jason Isbell's new album was recently number one on Billboard's country, rock, and folk charts. Neither act would be where they are without the support of public radio stations like WNKU.  Your support of WNKU helps nurture great artists like the Avett Bros and Jason Isbell.

WNKU has lost, perhaps, its biggest fan.

Lori Holladay, WNKU's Membership Manager of the last 9 years and host of "VOICES4the Soul", passed away on July 21st after a nine-month battle with gallbladder cancer.

No one believed in the power of music more than Lori. If you ever tuned into her program on Sunday mornings, you know what we mean. With her deep love of music came a deep love for WNKU. That love...that passion...is what made her such an invaluable part of what we are as a station.

Musicians from five countries, 41 cities, and across the tri-state region will hit the stage in Cincinnati for MidPoint Music Festival. Approximately 120 acts will perform at this year’s event, scheduled for September 25–27, 2015.

Become a member or renew your support of WNKU today and we'll set you up with a pair of complimentary passes that include access to WNKU's Members-Only tent in Washington Park.

July's CD of the Month is the debut album from Austrailia's Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Rolling Stone magazine calls it "2015's sharpest debut."


Mike Powell of Pitchfork awarded the album a 'Best New Music' accolade, saying that "Barnett has nothing to prove and she's proving it."