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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November's CD of the Month is Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweat's self-titled album.  

JOIN WNKU's CD OF THE MONTH CLUB TODAY AND RECEIVE A BRAND NEW CD EVERY MONTH FOR A YEAR!  And now, when you join the CD of the Month Club, you'll also receive invitations to exclusive live in-studio performances at WNKU throughout the year.

Wilco - "Star Wars"

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October's CD of the Month is the latest from Wilco - "Star Wars"


"With nine records now under its belt, Wilco continue to build their case for being America’s great post-millennial rock band. Simply put, this is the next great Wilco record, one worthy of keeping company alongside the mighty back catalog that precedes it.

December 1st is #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world.

If you're going to do any online shopping for the holidays, today is the day.  It's Cyber Monday, and Amazon.com has some of the best deals on the internet. As an Amazon Affiliate, WNKU receives up to 8% back on any purchases you make with Amazon when you link to Amazon.com from wnku.org.

WNKU is proud to announce its newest initiative to feature local music every hour throughout the day.  While we've had local music shows before and have featured "homegrown picks" from time to time in the past,  starting October 23rd, local music will be woven into WNKU's programming around the clock.  What do we consider local music?  It's acts, past and present, from Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, Dayton, Southeastern Indiana, even Louisville and Lexington...and all points in between.