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
7:35 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The William Howard Thie Foundation is Now Matching All Gifts to WNKU

Your $96 contribution will be matched by the William Thie Foundation and we'll send you the new "Get Real Gone" CD as thanks!

Don't Miss the $5,000 Dollar for Dollar Matching Grant from The William Howard Thie Foundation.

Support the music you love and your contribution will be doubled for WNKU by The William Howard Thie Foundation.

For years, the William Howard Thie Foundation has been a major supporter of WNKU and other music arts organizations, such as The Blues Foundation.  Today, the William Howard Thie Foundation is encouraging you to join them in support of WNKU by offering to match all gifts up to a total of $5,000.  This is such a wonderful gift to WNKU, and one in which we hope you will take advantage of.

Make your contribution now with a pledge online or by calling 1-855-897-1059.

Support WNKU
2:02 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Gear Up and Support WNKU

Show your WNKU pride with the new long-sleeved t-shirt and/or hoodie.  Choose the shirt when you pledge $10 per month or choose the hoodie when you pledge $15 per month.  Or, ask for both when you join the WNKU Fan Club at $30 per month.

Call 1-855-897-1059 or pledge online.

Let's face it.  WNKU listeners are a special breed.  You're not the typical music fan.  You like music outside the mainstream, and you're perfectly okay with the unfamiliar.  In fact, you welcome it.  You are the musically curious.

During our fall fund drive, we're asking you to feed that curiosity by becoming a sustaining member or by making a one time gift to WNKU.  Your financial contribution ensures our region will have a radio resource for original, independent, and local music for many years to come.

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Studio 89
5:43 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Audio Archive: Jarekus Singleton on Studio 89

The word is out on the street that Jarekus Singleton and his band blew the doors off of Studio 89.  It was a great interview, as well.  Didn't get a chance to see it in person or listen live?  We've got you covered here with the audio archive.  And remember, WNKU members get first dibs on seating for Studio 89.  Don't miss the next great show.  Become a WNKU Member today!

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Studio 89
11:59 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Studio 89 with Kyle English

Local musician, Kyle English, performs at the next Studio 89 on Monday, September 29th.

Request your seats for the next Studio 89 today.

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Support WNKU
11:59 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

It's New Member Monday!

Today only, you can become a sustaining member of WNKU for just $4 per month or a one time gift of $48, and we'll send you a CD as thanks!

All day today, we are going to do our best to convince YOU that it's time for you to become a member of WNKU.

Why?  Because it's the best thing you can do to ensure that the radio station you love and the music community you're a part of can survive and thrive. 

 

Join today online or call 1-855-897-1059.

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Support WNKU
10:48 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Get Real Gone In Support of Public Radio

Get your copy of Get Real Gone when you make a one-time contribution of $96 or a sustaining gift of $8/month to WNKU.

Some of the Cincinnati area's best musicians got together to make one amazing record, all to benefit public radio.  Why?  Because local and independent musicians rely on WNKU to provide an outlet for their music to be heard.  They also rely on WNKU to provide inspiration by playing the artists they won't hear anywhere else.  Meanwhile, we rely on listeners to help pay for all of the unique music and programs you hear on WNKU.

Call 1-855-897-1059 or pledge your support online.

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Studio 89
12:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Studio 89 with Jarekus Singleton

Up and coming blues artist, Jarekus Singleton, plays the next Studio 89 on Monday, September 22nd.

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Studio 89
11:59 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Audio Archive: Pure Grain on Studio 89

Bright, Indiana's Pure Grain kicked of the fall 2014 season of Studio 89 live from NKU's Griffin Hall Digitorium on Monday, September 15th.  If you didn't get a chance to listen live, here's the audio from their performance.

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Studio 89
11:59 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Studio 89 with Pure Grain

Indiana roots-rockers, Pure Grain, kick off the fall season of Studio 89 on Monday, September 15th.

Seating is no longer available for Monday’s Studio 89, but you can tune in Monday night at 7pm to listen live.  Then, check back Tuesday afternoon for an opportunity to reserve seats for the next Studio 89.  Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! 

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Studio 89
3:24 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Studio 89 Returns September 15th

WNKU's long-running live radio program showcasing established and emerging musicians from around the world performing in front of a studio audience, returns to the airwaves for the fall season on Monday, September 15th and will air weekly at 7:00 pm until the season finale on December 8th.  Studio 89 has become a flagship program for WNKU and one of the many reasons the non-commercial public radio station has been voted “Best Radio Station” in Cincinnati by readers of CityBeat Magazine eight times.  

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