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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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


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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11:02 am
Mon December 8, 2014

2014 Top 89 Contest Rules

How to Enter
Submit entry starting at 11am on December 8, 2014. The contest will end at 11:59 pm on December 19, 2014.  All times are Eastern Time.

To participate in the contest, use the following method. All entries must include your first and last name, address, phone number, email address, and all other requested information:

Enter your top 5 picks by filling out our online form or sending a postcard to WNKU Top 89, 301 Landrum Academic Center, Highland Heights, KY 41099.

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Support WNKU
12:43 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Doing Good Wins on Opening Day of Giving Season

Thanks to everyone who made a contribution to WNKU and to the thousands of other worthy non-profit organizations around the world on #GivingTuesday. It is estimated that over $54 million will have been donated in this single day when the contributions are all in. While it's still a long way from equaling the total dollars spent on Black Friday, the rate of return for #GivingTuesday over the past 3 years would make any Fortune 100 company green with envy. The new movement has increased charitable donations by 100% each year since it was founded in 2012. 

So, kudos to all of you who participated through donations of both money and time, and through spreading the word via social media.

Of course, all of these same non-profits can use our assistance 365 days a year. So, give as much as you can as often as you can, and know you're making the world a better place.


The Staff of WNKU

If you would still like to include WNKU among your year-end giving, please visit our secure online donation form or call 1-855-897-1059.  Thank you.

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9:03 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Shop Online and Support WNKU on CyberMonday

Today is the biggest online shopping day of the year with all of the best deals.  You can take advantage of these deals and support WNKU by starting your online shopping here.  

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Support WNKU
11:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Today is #GivingTuesday

First there was Black Friday, and then Cyber Monday. Those were dedicated to consumer spending, but now we have a day that's all about charitable giving.  It's today, and it's called #GivingTuesday

We understand there are many worthy non-profit organizations deserving of your support and we hope WNKU is one of them.  If this radio station has brought you joy or comfort in 2014, please start your #GivingTuesday with a donation to WNKU.   

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Support WNKU
5:16 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

New Credit Card?

If you're a Sustaining Member of WNKU and one of the millions of Americans who have recently been reissued a credit card, please take a moment to update your payment information with us.  Even if your credit card has simply expired, it's important to let us know so that you can continue supporting your favorite music and programs uninterrupted.  Please call Aaron at 859-572-6563 to update your information today. Thanks!

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Studio Archives
5:14 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Audio Archive: Paul Thorn

Paul Thorn played a sold-out show at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley in October.  Before the show, he stopped by WNKU to chat and play a few tunes for Keegan and our listening audience.  What?!  You weren't listening?!  That's okay.  Here's the audio archive:

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Studio Archives
1:19 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Audio Archive: Mieka Pauley & Roger Klug

Kenny Dunn

A little bit of magic took place in the studio during Brian O'd's show on Saturday, November 8th.  Mieka Pauley was joined by Cincinnati guitarist and songwriter, Roger Klug, for a live impromptu collaboration.  If you missed it, you'll want to check this out. 

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