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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Videos
2:36 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops opening for Dave Matthews Band

Last week, Riverbend announced that Dave Matthews Band would be returning this summer for a show on May 29th.  Dave has long been known to showcase acts by having them open shows for his band.  More often than not, the bands he showcases are only known to folks like you, the WNKU fan.  This tour is no exception as Dave welcomes along a WNKU favorite, The Carolina Chocolate DropsTickets go on sale March 9th.

Check out this video from the last time they paid us a visit.  It was long ago when our logo was different and we didn't have as many frequencies. 

Studio 89
11:55 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Studio 89 welcomes Josh Eagle & Harvest City

Registration is now closed for Studio 89 on Monday, February 27th with Josh Eagle & Harvest City.  A lottery will be held to determine attendees, and you will receive an e-mail on Friday only if your name was selected.  Please R.S.V.P. to the e-mail as soon as possible.  If you do not receive an e-mail, you do not have a reservation.  Of course, you can always listen live Monday night at 7pm on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM or online at www.wnku.org.

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Special Events
5:34 pm
Sun February 19, 2012

Bockfest Celebrates 20 Years

The World-Famous Trojan Goat

WNKU has been a part of Bockfest for over a decade now, but the festival is celebrating it's 20th year in 2012.  To help celebrate, WNKU and the Real Mary Peale will broadcast live from Bockfest Hall on March 3rd from Noon to 4pm. 

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Special Events
3:24 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

20th Bockfest Celebration Dinner: Return of the Beefsteak Club

20th Bockfest Celebration Dinner takes place Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6PM.

In the spring of 1896, the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery hosted some of the most prominent Cincinnatians. Guests enjoyed an elegant meal with beer pairings in the unlikely ambiance of the brewery. Cincinnati's political and social elite enjoyed the experience so much that it became a regular occurrence, and the standard guest list called themselves members of the Beefsteak Club.

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Music News
12:21 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Bonnaroo announces initial 2012 lineup

Who better to break the news than ESPN's John Anderson...I guess?

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Music News
12:00 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Studio 89 welcomes Buxton on February 20th

Buxton play Studio 89 on February 20th.
Paul Moore

**2/17/12 - We are no longer accepting reservations for Studio 89 with Buxton on February 20th.  We received more requests for seating than we could accommodate, and a lottery will be conducted to select attendees per policy.  Those selected will be contacted via e-mail this afternoon.**

Remember, Studio 89 is broadcast live each Monday night at 7pm, so you can listen wherever you are on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM, or online at www.wnku.org.

Thanks!

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BusinessWise
10:26 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Jan 30 to Feb 3

BusinessWise for the week of Jan 30 to Feb 3 has Kristine Sturgeon  on young women using the internet for educational purposes, Mike Debbeler on business credit issues,Dean Kolbe on needing more innovations in the classroom, Doug Hall from Eureka Ranch, Linda Woeber on which employees get overtime and Steve Wilson on perspective jobs and the economy.

Music News
12:00 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Hadden Sayers filled the house for the first Studio 89 of 2012

**2/10/12 - We are no longer accepting reservations for Studio 89 with Hadden Sayers on February 13th.  We received more requests for seating than we could accommodate, and a lottery was conducted to select attendees per policy.  Those selected were contacted via e-mail on Friday afternoon.**

Remember, Studio 89 is broadcast live each Monday night at 7pm, so you can listen wherever you are on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM, or online at www.wnku.org.

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Videos
2:51 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Butch Walker teams up with Wooderson

Butch Walker & the Black Widows

Butch Walker started out as a member of acclaimed band The Marvelous 3 and has since enjoyed equal success as both a solo artist and producer. In addition to five studio albums released since 2002, he was named Producer of the Year by Rolling Stone in 2005 and his songs have been hits for artists like Weezer, Pink, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Panic! At the Disco and many others.

We've been playing Butch Walker & the Black Widows on WNKU since sometime last year and love what we've heard. 

We also have our share of fans of the movie, "Dazed & Confused" here at WNKU, so when we saw this video we simply had to share it. 

CD of the Month
2:11 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Heartless Bastards - Arrow

February's CD of the Month is "Arrow" from Cincinnati's very own, Heartless Bastards.

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