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.


Support WNKU
8:18 am
Mon March 24, 2014

It's New Member Monday!

Today only, you can become a sustaining member of WNKU for just $3 per month or a one time gift of $36, and we'll send you a CD as thanks!

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Thank You Gifts
11:17 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Let Everyone Know You're a "Front Porch Fan"

What better way to show you love folk music and WNKU than with the Front Porch T-shirt?

Become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one-time pledge of $120 and it's yours as thanks for your generous support of WNKU and The Front Porch.

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Show Mr. Rhythm the Love
6:13 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Got Rhythm?

If you didn't already know, your Daddy-O on Radio has his own shirt.  It's true.  It's a crazy, colorful T in the style of Jim Flora.  Your Platter-pushin' Papa never looked so good.  BUT, WNKU's  2014 Spring Fund Drive is the last drive in which we'll be offering this fab fresh shirt.  

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2:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

900 Pledges in 9 Days

It's WNKU's Spring Membership Drive, and we're asking for 900 pledges in 9 days to help pay for the music and programs you rely on.

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Studio 89
1:36 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

STUDIO 89: Tickled Pink on Monday, March 17th

Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89.  Check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon.  Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! 

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New Program
1:42 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

WNKU Partners with CincyMusic.com to Present "CincyMusic.com Soundcheck"

WNKU and CincyMusic.com are pleased to announce CincyMusic.com Soundcheck to air every Thursday at 10:00 pm on WNKU beginning this Thursday, March 13th.  Soundcheck will be an hour of local music hosted by the one and only Venomous Valdez. The show will focus on local artists that are performing that weekend, releasing new material, or are just worthy of a little extra attention. 


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2:09 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Cincinnati Reds' Public Address Announcer Plays D.J. with Brian O'D

Reds' PA Announcer, Joe Zerhusen, hard at "work" at Great American Ball Park

Joe Zerhusen (aka, "Joe Z") and Brian O'd, will be on the radio together again this Saturday morning.

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News from WNKU
6:20 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Cincinnati Magazine reviews the area's "The Top 10 Best New Restaurants"

The Cover story in the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine is entitled “The Top 10 Best New Restaurants”. Joanne Drilling, the magazine’s new dining editor, tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg the restaurants are ranked in order.

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12:05 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Tis the Season of Bockfest

Mary Peale and Mr. Rhythm Man pose with Little King and his Sausage Queens

The snow is melting and the Season of Bockfest is upon us!  Sausages have been stuffed, our local Beer Barons have tapped their latest Bock Beer creations, and dozens of enthusiastic young women (and men) have been nervously preparing for the day they may be crowned Little Kings Sausage Queen.

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11:07 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

TODAY: Craft Beers and Live Music with Big Head Todd & the Monsters

Join WNKU and Big Head Todd & the Monsters for happy hour at Rock Bottom Brewery today from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.


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