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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Studio 89
11:59 am
Wed November 21, 2012

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band to play the next Studio 89

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with.

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Music
2:32 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Dwight Yoakam and Arlo Guthrie Talk Turkey on WNKU

Dwight Yoakam

Tune in to WNKU on Thanksgiving morning at 11:00 am for music and an exclusive conversation with country/Americana legend, Dwight Yoakam.  Dwight talks with WNKU's John Patrick about everything in WNKU land - from Pikeville to the Cut In The Hill, his next acting role and, of course, his new CD , "3 pears".  And, if we know anything about John, he'll be talking about his role in the 1996 film, Sling Blade. 

Business
3:01 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

WNKU's Valerie Abbott nominated for AAF Cincinnati Award

Congratulations to WNKU Sales Manager, Valerie Abbott, for being nominated Best Sales Rep in the Radio category at AAF (American Advertising Federation) Cincinnati's 1st Annual "Suit" Awards

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Studio 89
10:44 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Ellery play Studio 89 on November 19th

Ellery is husband‐wife band Tasha and Justin Golden, who went from friends to engaged in 4 fast days. That was over 8 years ago, and their music reflects the kind of emotional sensitivity & confidence that would turn a moment of spontaneity into some kind of indie‐rock fairytale.

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Studio 89
12:20 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Red Wanting Blue performs at the next Studio 89

Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue is proudly based in Columbus, Ohio, but could be America’s local band. For years, the group has gone about logging thousands of miles on the road throughout the nation’s heartland, making fans the hard way – one at a time.

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Politics
1:41 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Election 2012

WNKU has partnered with the Associated Press to bring you this one-stop election destination. You’ll get a daily race rundown, read bios of presidential candidates, discover where they stand on the issues, learn how much money they’ve raised, and see how their campaign ads stand up to fact-checkers.   There's an even one of those cool interactive electoral vote maps that allows you to create different scenarios just like the pundits. (Sorry.  It's not touch screen.)

Enjoy!

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Politics
9:39 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Interactive Electoral Vote Map

Use this interactive map to learn about more about each state and their voting history and create hypothetical electoral scenarios for the presidential candidates.

Politics
4:42 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Election 2012

WNKU has partnered with the Associated Press to bring you this one-stop election destination. You’ll get a daily race rundown, read bios of presidential candidates, discover where they stand on the issues, learn how much money they’ve raised, follow the delegate count, and see how their campaign ads stand up to fact-checkers. You’ll also get local election stories, real-time primary results, and county by county vote counts on election night.

Politics
4:03 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

AP Race Rundown

Here you'll find the most up-to-date election news.

Politics
4:01 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Campaign Ad Watch

Don't just watch the ads.  Study them side by side.  Learn who's paying for them and get the facts.

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