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.


Live Music
11:21 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Jake Speed & the Freddies and The Turkeys play tonight's Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Turkeys


Tunes & Blooms truly is the place to be Thursday night's in April.  Last week, we set a new attendance record at Tunes & Blooms with The Tillers and Shiny & the Spoon.  Over 4300 people came through the gates of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens to soak up the beautiful weather and hear some of the best local talent our region has to offer.  Tonight will be no different as we welcome back perennial favorites Jake Speed & the Freddies and The Turkeys for the series finale. 

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Local News
9:23 am
Thu April 26, 2012

WNKU allows former Enquirer writer, Bill Thompson, to hang around and do stuff.

Yesterday, WNKU announced that it has no other choice but to accept the fact that former Cincinnati Enquirer copy editor and music writer Bill Thompson just won’t go away.

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Live Broadcast
2:58 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Join WNKU for the Great American Clean Up

Come help Keep Cincinnati Beautiful during the Great American CleanupBrian O'd is broadcasting live from ground zero at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center from 8a-noon.  Grab your gloves and your grubbies and join the effort to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful!

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Special Events
4:07 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Tunes & Blooms tonight at the Cincinnati Zoo presented by WNKU

The Tillers

WNKU welcomes Shiny & the Spoon and The Tillers to Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo tonight at 6pm.  Admission is FREE!

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Music News
1:07 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Register for the next Studio 89 with Majestic Man

Local indie-rock outfit, Majestic Man, are set to play the next Studio 89 on April 23rd.

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Support WNKU
11:44 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Become a Member

WNKU relies on Member Support for its largest single source of revenue.  Member Support is what keeps WNKU fiercely creative, commercial-free,independent of corporate interests, and ON THE AIR!

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Music News
4:19 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Rock with the Peacocks tonight at the Zoo!

Comet Bluegrass All Stars

WNKU welcomes the Comet Bluegrass All Stars and Magnolia Mountain to Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo tonight at 6pm.  Admission is FREE!

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Studio 89
10:15 am
Tue April 10, 2012

WNKU welcomes Pete Dressman and S.U.N. to Studio 89

WNKU welcomes local band, Pete Dressman and Soul Unified Nation to Studio 89 tonight at 7pm.

Tune in to listen live!

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1:05 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Cincinnati's Walk the Moon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Last Thursday night, Walk the Moon appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Jimmy's always been known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to his musical guests.  Of course, Jimmy also says in this clip that Walk the Moon's debut album is coming out this summer which leaves us with the following question: 

What on earth have we been playing on WNKU for the past 18 months!?!

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