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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Studio 89
5:43 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Audio Archive: Jarekus Singleton on Studio 89

The word is out on the street that Jarekus Singleton and his band blew the doors off of Studio 89.  It was a great interview, as well.  Didn't get a chance to see it in person or listen live?  We've got you covered here with the audio archive.  And remember, WNKU members get first dibs on seating for Studio 89.  Don't miss the next great show.  Become a WNKU Member today!

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Studio 89
11:59 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Studio 89 with Kyle English

Local musician, Kyle English, performs at the next Studio 89 on Monday, September 29th.

Request your seats for the next Studio 89 today.

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Support WNKU
11:59 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

It's New Member Monday!

Today only, you can become a sustaining member of WNKU for just $4 per month or a one time gift of $48, and we'll send you a CD as thanks!

All day today, we are going to do our best to convince YOU that it's time for you to become a member of WNKU.

Why?  Because it's the best thing you can do to ensure that the radio station you love and the music community you're a part of can survive and thrive. 

 

Join today online or call 1-855-897-1059.

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Support WNKU
10:48 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Get Real Gone In Support of Public Radio

Get your copy of Get Real Gone when you make a one-time contribution of $96 or a sustaining gift of $8/month to WNKU.

Earlier this year, some of the Cincinnati area's best musicians got together to make one amazing record, all to benefit public radio.  Why?  Because local and independent musicians rely on WNKU to provide an outlet for their music to be heard.  They also rely on WNKU to provide inspiration by playing the artists they won't hear anywhere else.  Meanwhile, we rely on listeners to help pay for all of the unique music and programs you hear on WNKU.

Call 1-855-897-1059 or pledge your support online.

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Studio 89
12:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Studio 89 with Jarekus Singleton

Up and coming blues artist, Jarekus Singleton, plays the next Studio 89 on Monday, September 22nd.

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Studio 89
11:59 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Audio Archive: Pure Grain on Studio 89

Bright, Indiana's Pure Grain kicked of the fall 2014 season of Studio 89 live from NKU's Griffin Hall Digitorium on Monday, September 15th.  If you didn't get a chance to listen live, here's the audio from their performance.

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Studio 89
11:59 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Studio 89 with Pure Grain

Indiana roots-rockers, Pure Grain, kick off the fall season of Studio 89 on Monday, September 15th.

Seating is no longer available for Monday’s Studio 89, but you can tune in Monday night at 7pm to listen live.  Then, check back Tuesday afternoon for an opportunity to reserve seats for the next Studio 89.  Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! 

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Studio 89
3:24 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Studio 89 Returns September 15th

WNKU's long-running live radio program showcasing established and emerging musicians from around the world performing in front of a studio audience, returns to the airwaves for the fall season on Monday, September 15th and will air weekly at 7:00 pm until the season finale on December 8th.  Studio 89 has become a flagship program for WNKU and one of the many reasons the non-commercial public radio station has been voted “Best Radio Station” in Cincinnati by readers of CityBeat Magazine eight times.  

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Support WNKU
11:39 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Enter to Win VIP Passes & Hotel Stay for the 2014 Midpoint Music Festival

St. Paul & the Broken Bones will play the Taft Theater Ballroom on Thursday, September 25

WNKU’s Fall Fund Drive is September 19 – 27, but we count on listeners like you to contribute throughout the year in order to keep the music going 24/7/365.

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WNKU Presents
9:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Wine Me, Dine Me, Over the Rhine Me - A Benefit for WNKU

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. 

IF MORE TICKETS BECOME AVAILABLE FOR ANY REASON, WE WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON OUR HOMEPAGE.

WNKU proudly presents Over the Rhine's Holiday Homecoming Concert at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, December 20th with special guests, Lily & Madeleine.  As we have for over a decade now, WNKU will be hosting a very special dinner before the show with a visit from members of Over the Rhine. 

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