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

July's CD of the Month is the debut album from Austrailia's Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Rolling Stone magazine calls it "2015's sharpest debut."


Mike Powell of Pitchfork awarded the album a 'Best New Music' accolade, saying that "Barnett has nothing to prove and she's proving it." 

WNKU is proud to present "Music at the Market" every Sunday in July and August in the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market. "Music at the Market" is part of Findlay's Craft Beer Series which happens every Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the weekly selection of Christian Moerlein beers on tap, a guest brewery will be featured every weekend.

The latest National League voting update for the 2015 All-Star Game was released on Monday.The leaders at each position remained the same since last week's update, however at third base, Cincinnati’s own Todd Frazier has closed the gap with the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter. After leading Frazier by 1.2 million votes last week, Carpenter's lead is now down to just 63,000 votes. 

We're wrapping up the  Summer Fund Drive, and we're less than $25,000 away from our financial goal for the fiscal year ending June 30th. Help us cross the finish line with your membership support!

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You already know public radio is special and what WNKU offers is truly unique while commercial-free at the same time. We simply can't do it without our supporting members.

There are lots of great reasons to support WNKU including tickets to some of the best shows of the summer! 

Each day during WNKU's Summer Fund Drive, we will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them WNKU Essential Artists. 

Friday's Essential Artist is Aretha Franklin. Be an essential part of WNKU by becoming a member today, and we'll send you a CD or digital download of Aretha Franklin's 30 Greatest Hits.