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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Support WNKU
12:26 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Send Roses While Supporting WNKU

Send roses through WNKU and show the love to your sweetheart and WNKU!

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Music
10:46 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards This Sunday

The votes are in and the results of CityBeat's annual online voting for Greater Cincinnati's best musicians and bands will be announced this Sunday at the 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.  The red-carpet event will once again take place at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY and will feature live performances by Young Heirlooms, Injecting Strangers, Mad Anthony, Buggs Tha Rocka, and more. 

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Obituary
10:13 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Edward Flournoy Spiller, 1938 - 2014

While many of us were home celebrating the holidays with our families, we lost a member of the WNKU family. Many years ago, Ed Spiller hosted a gospel bluegrass show on Sunday mornings  called, "Stained Glass Bluegrass".  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ed's family.

ED SPILLER, OBITUARY

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CD of the Month
9:36 am
Mon January 5, 2015

The Decemberists, "What a Terrible World, What a Wonderful World"

The first CD of the Month of 2015 is the latest from The Decemberists. It's titled, What a Terrible World, What a Wonderful World.

JOIN THE CLUB TODAY AND RECEIVE A BRAND NEW CD EVERY MONTH FOR A YEAR!

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Support WNKU
10:53 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Increase Your 2014 Tax Refund by Supporting WNKU

As we prepare for another year of great music, please help us make it our best ever by making a tax-deductible gift before midnight tonight. It helps you reduce your taxes for 2014, and it helps us provide the entire listening community with the best music and programs anywhere on the radio.  Give online or call 1-855-897-1059.

DONATE TODAY

Music
1:53 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

WNKU Puts the Tinsel in Your Tuneage and the Cool in Your Yule

Tune in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as WNKU
stuffs your stocking with the merriest of music!

CHRISTMAS EVE

3-5pm: Little Steven's Underground Christmas
5-6pm: Global Village Christmas Eve Special

CHRISTMAS DAY

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WNKU Benefit
12:42 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Show Your Love: A Benefit for WNKU

Charlie Mars

JUST ADDED - JASON WILBER, SINGER-SONGWRITER, RADIO HOST, AND GUITARIST FOR JOHN PRINE!

The fine folks with The Good People Festival have been hard at work putting together "Show Your Love", a benefit concert for WNKU to be held February 20th and 21st at the Southgate House Revival.  What was to be just a one day concert quickly grew to two, and will now feature 30 acts for each of WNKU's 30 years on the air, including our good friend, Charlie Mars.  See below for the line up as it currently stands*.

VIP, weekend, and single day passes are now on sale at Ticketfly

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Support WNKU
2:24 am
Thu December 11, 2014

BONUS CD: Live at the World Cafe Vol. 35

WNKU Membership Assistant, Kim Kaufman, found a stack of Live at the World Cafe Volume 35 CD's in the prize cabinet!  Since we've moved on to World Cafe Volume 37 as one of this year's thank you gifts, we weren't sure what to do with the older volumes until Kim said we should give them to anyone who pledges $60 or more!  Good enough.  But hurry!  These are in limited supply.

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Support WNKU
1:27 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Help Make 2014 WNKU's Best Year Yet

WNKU brings together artists like Emmylou Harris and Patteson Hood of Drive By Truckers...literally. Here they are visting with John Patrick as WNKU broadcasted live from this summer's Buckle Up Music Festival

In just a couple of weeks, another year will be behind us.  We hope it's been a good 2014 for you and yours, and we hope WNKU has been a great soundtrack.  If you've been turning to WNKU throughout the year to discover new music and become reacquainted with the classic artists you grew up with, please support this station today so that we can serve you even better in 2015.  

Your contribution now will help us launch into our 30th year of playing the best music anywhere on the radio.

PLEDGE ONLINE or CALL 1-855-897-1059

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Top 89
11:03 am
Mon December 8, 2014

The Top 89: Vote For Your Favorite Albums Of 2014

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED AND THE COUNTDOWN IS UNDERWAY!  COME BACK HERE LATER TODAY TO SEE THE TOP 89 LIST IN IT'S ENTIRETY.

It's time to vote for your favorite albums of 2014.  Based on the votes of WNKU listeners, we will determine the Top 89 albums of 2014 and begin the countdown in the New Year!  To cast your vote, simply fill out the online form with your top 5 picks in order by midnight on December 19th.

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