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.

Ways to Connect

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, WNKU is proud to present Funky February.  Throughout the month, we'll be celebrating the roots and branches of funk - from the rhythm and blues and jazz that first shaped the genre to the modern-day hip hop that was so heavily influenced by it.  You'll also hear conversations with the people who know funk best.  It's Funky February - all month long on WNKU.

Discover King Records

Jan 8, 2016

Founded by Syd Nathan, King Records was one of the most influential independent labels of the 1940s and 1950s. By the end of the latter decade, it had become the nation's sixth largest record company, with more than 400 employees. Nathan's policy of employing whites and African Americans side-by-side in various capacities made King Records one of the first integrated industries in Cincinnati, and, perhaps, the first integrated record company in the country. This diversity was reflected in its marketing.

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

Santa Ken Kringle will be your ho-ho-host from 6am to 1pm spinning WNKU's holiday favorites throughout the morning and afternoon.  Then from 6p until midnight, we'll go LIVE for the holidays with highlights from some of our favorite Studio 89 sessions every hour.

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