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.


Local News
3:10 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Greater Cincinnati's Best Radio Station...again?!

As if we didn't have enough to be thankful for already, the readers of CityBeat Magazine have voted WNKU Greater Cincinnati's Best Radio Station for the 8th time.  Check out their Best of Issue here.  According to our math, that's more wins for WNKU than for any other radio station in the market. 

But it gets better!  Our own Mr. Rhythm Man was voted BEST MUSIC-LOVING, FREEFORM-STYLE, IRREPRESSIBLY HIP ROCK-AND-SOUL DISC JOCKEY IN CINCINNATI by the CityBeat staff.

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Support WNKU
11:48 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Thank You

Thanks to the over 1000 WNKU listeners who gave during our spring membership drive.  Thanks especially to the Thie Family Foundation, The Financial Network Group, Murphy's Pub, Vivian Wilson, Graham & Sharon Mitchell, John Byczkowski, Dr. Karl's Big Hair Honey, Gerry & Peggy St. Amand, Orange Frazer Press, Menasha Ridge Press, the Roebling Point Bookstore and the hundreds of WNKU members who contributed to our Matching Members Fund.

Of course, if you didn't get a chance to contribute during the drive, you can still make a pledge today and help us get to our overall goal of $150,000.  Thanks!

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Support WNKU
8:25 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Pledge $20/month and get the world's most perfect radio

The Eton FRX3 Emergency Radio

Listen to WNKU anywhere you go and be ready for any emergency.  Pledge $20/month to your favorite radio station and we'll send you this perfect portable radio as thanks!

Make your pledge and get yours while they last last!

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Support WNKU
12:49 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Pledge $10/month & we'll send you the latest Sprinsteen CD

Rolling Stone gave it 5 stars.  We give it 11 stars and think it's one of his best albums yet.  We'd like you to have a copy as thanks for your pledge of $10/month. PLEDGE TODAY TO GET YOURS!

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Support WNKU
10:53 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Quench Your Musical Thirst with a WNKU Camelbak Water Bottle!

This is the coolest water bottle in the known universe!  Get yours today for a contribution of just $10/month to your favorite public radio station. 

Pledge your support of WNKU today!

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12:00 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Mar 19 to 24

BusinessWise for the week of Mar 19 to 24 has Michael Fisher on Children's Hospital, Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner IRS red flags,Todd Pfister on owning your own business,Donna Browning on innovation in your business,Mary Stagaman on Agenda 360 and Walter Becker on selling your business.

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10:25 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Just over $70,000 needed by June 30th!

Let's Make Beautiful Music Together.

Daryl Hall & Grace Potter make beautiful music together.  The two of them collaborated recently for the internet buzz blog, "Live at Daryl's House".

We collaborate every day to make beautiful music for your house, your car, office, or wherever you go!

WNKU must raise $500,000 in member support by the end of the fiscal year in order to meet budget and keep bringing you all of the beautiful music you've come to expect every day.

If you've never given before, please become a new member today.

If you've not given in the last 12 months, please renew.

If you have given but feel you can do a bit more, now is a great time.

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Hello from SXSW
1:13 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

CincyMusic.com checks in from SXSW

Ian Bolender of CincyMusic.com

Our friend Ian over at CincyMusic.com is down in Austin for his second SXSW.  He was in the audience yesterday for Bruce Springsteen's amazing keynote address and shared his thoughts with us.....

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Support WNKU
12:38 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

$60 pledge = 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati


After all, one of our most popular thank you gifts ever is back!  60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati is one book that covers the best and sometimes the least-well-known hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area.

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SXSW Update
12:38 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Watch Bruce Sprinsteen's keynote address from SXSW

Michael Buckner Getty Images for SXSW

Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker at last week's SXSW Music Festival.  He delivered a truly memorable and inspiring speech that is a must hear.  Do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this awesome address.