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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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.

Politics
3:55 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Candidate Tracker

Get the latest news on the candidates as they head into the home stretch.

Politics
3:50 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Campaign Finance

See who's raising what and how the money is being spent.  There's all kinds of interesting information to be found in this fascinating web module.

Studio 89
2:58 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Madi Diaz plays Studio 89 on November 5th

Register now for a chance to be in the live studio audience!

“When I was a teenager,” Madi Diaz recalls, “my dad and I would hang out in the living room and learn songs by bands like the Eagles and Alice in Chains. We’d pick parts to harmonize and sing our way through them, over and over.

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Studio 89
9:21 am
Thu October 25, 2012

The Please, Please Me play the next Studio 89

The P l e a s e, P l e a s e  M e is an indie pop trio from Austin, Texas with a few tricks up its sleeve.  They'll be performing at the next Studio 89 on Monday, October 29th at 7pm.

Featuring two drummers who left New York City to chase their musical dreams, the Please, Please Me is ”poetry you can dance to.” Frontwoman Jessie Torrisi beckons with her sultry voice one moment and duels with Agustin Frederic on the tom toms the next. The cream in the cookie is cellist Alissa Schram, and her army of sound effects.

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Studio 89
1:40 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Daniel Martin Moore & Joan Shelley perform the next Studio 89

Michael Wilson

It's not often we have a friend and neighbor from Northern Kentucky who goes on to get signed by Sub Pop Records.  Daniel Martin Moore is a singer and songwriter from just down the road from the WNKU studios in Cold Spring, Kentucky. 

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Support WNKU
5:03 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

WNKU honored to join Joseph-Beth Booksellers' "Gives Back" Program

WNKU and Joseph-Beth Booksellers are a lot alike in many ways.  Smart.  Independent.  Creative.  And of course, very charming.  But now, that kindred spirit has become a true partnership as WNKU joins Joseph-Beth's Gives Back Rewards Program.  That means you can now save money and support WNKU every time you shop at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills!

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Music
2:37 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

The Newbees Perform the Next Studio 89

Whether they're doing all originals or playing their Beatles set while headlining the largest Beatles tribute festival in the country, Abbey Road on the River, The Newbees know how to put on a show.  And now, they're bringing that show to Studio 89 complete with horn and string sections to celebrate the release of their brand new CD, Modern Vintage, which you've been hearing on WNKU.

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Arts
10:09 am
Tue October 2, 2012

FOTOFOCUS 2012 is underway!

FotoFocus takes place at over 50 venues throughout October

FOTOFOCUS, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization championing photography, launched their first biennial month-long celebration of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art last week at over 50 participating venues.

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Music
4:07 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

WNKU welcomes the return of Delloween

Josh Timmermans http://www.thenoblevisions.com

Halloween is a time for costumes, sweet treats, and trickery, but it is also known for hot music collaborations.  Delloween continues this notion bringing together tradition and innovation in a musical caldron the likes of which have never been seen sharing a stage before.

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