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.


5:40 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Midpoint Music Festival this Thursday - Saturday!

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 31, 2012—MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) has revealed the complete performer and venue schedule on its website, MPMF.com, and launched the vitaminwater player to coincide with the unveiling.  New venue's include the main stage at Washington Park, the Emery Theatre, and the WNKU Stage at Arnold's!

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Regional News
5:09 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Huntsman, Richardson to Headline NKU Political Debate Sept. 18

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. –Dust is flying, insults are being lobbed across the proverbial aisle and the siege of television commercials has begun. Ahh, election season in America. As the nation barrels toward what promises to be one of the most contentious, interesting and entertaining presidential elections in modern history, Northern Kentucky University will welcome two men who have been there and done that.

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5:00 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Win an Autographed Guitar and Tickets to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Cray

WNKU welcomes The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (featuring Cincinnati's own, Noah Hunt) and the Robert Cray Band to the Taft Theatre on Sunday, September 16th.  You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive co-bill of legendary guitarists on tour, so we're pretty excited about the show.

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Studio 89
11:28 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Studio 89 Back for the Fall

Hadden Sayers is in the books as the first artist to play Studio 89 in it's new home in the Griffin Hall Digitorium.

Studio 89 has grown to include both a spring and fall series!  The fall series begins September 17th and will again air Monday nights at 7:00pm.  Each session will include a live studio audience of WNKU members.  Not yet a member?  Become one today or make a donation and become a member on the spot!

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4:38 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

The WNKU Series at the Taft Ballroom Continues

After a successful summer run, WNKU is excited to announce a continuation of our partnership with the Ballroom at the Taft.  Beginning September 1st, WNKU will welcome a series of shows featuring some of our favorite acts.

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11:36 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Aug 6 to 10

BusinessWise for the week of Aug 3 to the 10 has Kent Wellington & Tom Lamping on the merger of two non profits, Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner on teaching financial education to children, Tom Stoll on residential mortgages, Laya Hutchinson on business owners techniques and Wayne Gary on healthcare reform penalties.

5:37 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Katie Laur, a Living Treasure

Katie Laur has been part of the cultural fabric of Greater Cincinnati for over 4 decades.

Jean Kinney is a local author whose writing career was inspired by a story she heard on NPR twenty years ago.  Jean is still an avid listener of public radio and a big fan, in particular, of WNKU's Kathy Costello and Katie Laur.  Recently, Jean wrote a blog about her long-time listening relationship with Katie and her program, Music From the Hills of Home, as well as why she thinks Katie is an NLT. 

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Live Music
3:38 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

WNKU Concert Series in the Ballroom at the Taft

Deep within the catacombs of the historic Taft Theatre lies a cavernous ballroom, heretofore unseen by the average theater-goer.  Until this year, most people weren't even aware such a room existed (rumor has it there is even a shooting range just behind one of the doors within the ballroom).

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1:27 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

This Saturday, Browngrass is Back for its Third Year!

In 2010, local musician and long time WNKU fan, David Rhodes Brown, dropped by the station to let us know he was going to throw a big party with dozens of local bands, sell tickets, and donate the money to WNKU.

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July CD of the Month
7:29 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Walk the Moon - "Walk the Moon"