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.


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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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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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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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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WNKU Sponsored Event
4:14 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Meet the Real Mary Peale at this weekend's Heads Up Pumpkin Chuck

Credit Denny Gibson

The Real Mary Peale is bringing her pumpkins and her show to Stanbery Park in Mt. Washington this Saturday as we broadcast live from the 8th Annual Heads Up Pumpkin Chuck from noon until 4pm.

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Studio Archives
2:33 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Henhouse Prowlers LIVE in the Studio

Well, they're not live now.  They were recorded live.  They performed live in the studio with Keegan on October 10th, and now you can listen to what they sounded like live, only it's recorded.  You know what we mean.

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Enter to Win
4:02 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Win Tickets to Three Gov't Mule Shows PLUS Two Live Recordings


Pledge now to support WNKU and enter to win tickets for THREE upcoming Gov't Mule concerts in our area along with two soon-to-be-released live CD sets!

Plus, if you pledge $120 or become a sustainer at $10 per month, you can even choose Gov't Mule's latest studio release, "Shout!" as your thank you gift!  It's a 2-CD set featuring guest vocal performances from Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Jim James, Grace Potter, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Ty Taylor, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy and Steve Winwood.

However much you decide to pledge, you will be entered to win the following:

  • 2 tickets for Friday, 10/31 (Halloween night!) at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH
  • 2 tickets for Wednesday, 11/5 at the Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN and
  • 2 tickets for Tuesday, 11/11 at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, KY
  • plus two soon-to-be-released live collector sets:  "Stoned Side of the Mule Volume 1" (7 Rolling Stones covers from Halloween 2009 on vinyl) and "Dark Side of the Mule" (Full Halloween 2010 show with Pink Floyd covers on 3 CD's and 1 DVD).

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