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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Music
1:27 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Ann Rabson, 1945 - 2013

Ann Rabson, 1945 - 2013

FROM ALLIGATORRECORDS.COM - Blues pianist/singer/songwriter/guitarist Ann Rabson died on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Fredericksburg, Virginia after a long battle with cancer. She was 67.

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Music
1:21 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

WNKU Sounding Better than Ever

In addition to making regular  investments in music, news gathering, customer service, and staff among other things, we at WNKU are committed to investing in our overall quality of sound - both over the air and online.

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Music
3:15 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Top 89 of 2012

And here they are - The Top 89 CD's of 2012 as voted on by our listeners!  Let the listomania debates begin!  Feel free to comment below, but please keep it friendly.  Oh, and if you didn't vote, you're not allowed to complain!

Thanks to everyone who did vote, however.  An even bigger thanks to everyone for listening, and an extra super huge thanks especially to everyone who made a contribution to WNKU in 2012.  Because of you, we can look forward to the Top 89 of 2013.

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Music
2:59 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays From All of Us at WNKU!

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a musically rich New Year from the station that puts the jingle in your bell, the tinsel in your tuneage, and the "cool" in your Yule.

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Support WNKU
10:19 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Get your copy of Ring III - A Cincinnati Keyboard Christmas

Good news!  We got our hands on a few more copies of Ring Volume III - A Cincinnati Keyboard Christmas, featuring 20 classic and original holiday tunes performed by the best musicians in our region.

If you gave to WNKU during  our year-end membership campaign, thank you!  If not, you're not too late to help WNKU close the books on 2012 with your pledge of support today.*

  • Pledge $100 and we'll send you one copy of Ring Vol. III
  • Pledge $150 and we'll send you TWO copies of Ring Vol. III
  • Pledge $180, and we'll send you ALL THREE volumes of Ring!

*NOTE: December 16th is the last day to make a pledge and receive this thank you gift before Christmas.

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Support WNKU
3:26 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

PNC Festival of Lights on A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas

PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden now through January 1st

We have several great thank you gifts for our year-end membership campaign, including a package made especially for families who live in Cincinnati or those families from out of town that have made an annual tradition of visiting Cincinnati for the holidays.

Get your thank you gift by supporting WNKU today!

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Studio 89
1:58 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Steve Poltz set to play the final Studio 89 of 2012

To suggest that Steve Poltz isn’t normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy.  For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing.

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Support WNKU
1:27 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Celebrate the Holidays with a Gift to WNKU

A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas by WNKU member, Nadine Huffman

The Holidays are here, and we're all thinking a bit more about the things that make life truly special.  You're a WNKU fan, so we know just how special music is to you.  And where do you hear most of your favorite music?  Right here on WNKU...24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all commercial free.

Call 1-855-897-1059 or pledge securely online to support WNKU this holiday season.

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Studio 89
3:01 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

The Mastersons play Studio 89 December 3rd

The Mastersons

From www.themastersonsmusic.com....

Husband and wife, singing and playing together.

And they’re each deft instrumentalists, and they’ve spent years playing in others’ bands before coming together as a unit. They’re bound by music and an uncommon depth of companionship, they’re good enough to make Steve Earle swoon, and all of that sounds quite nice.

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