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.

Ways To Connect

Each day during WNKU's Summer Fund Drive, we will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them WNKU Essential Artists.

Monday's Essential Artist is Joni Mitchell. Be an essential part of WNKU by becoming a member today, and we'll send you a CD or digital download of Joni Mitchell's "Blue".

Saturday’s Paddle of the Ohio has been postponed due to safety concerns. The tough call was made due to rising river levels and the threat of heavy downpours from Hurricane Bill during the morning on June 20. The  high water date is Sunday, August 2nd. 

The Roots on the River Music & Outdoor Festival at Coney Island on Friday June 19 is still ON from 5-midnight with great music, SUP lessons, outdoor adventure vendors of all kinds, gear swap, kayak fishing contest, silent auction, etc.

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED

Anyone who contributes to WNKU between now and midnight on July 31st will be automatically entered to a prize package including:

Our new friends at Voodoo Factory Studio in Over the Rhine have lent us their amazing talents to produce the first in a series of new videos coming to wnku.org.  The band is MultiMagic, an up-and-coming Cincinnati act that you can hear live at this weekend's Bunbury Music Festival.  They play the Yeatman Cove stage at 3pm on Friday, but you can get a taste of them here.

Once again, Fountain Square joins with MidPoint Music Festival to offer a FREE preview of MPMF’s indie music showcases all summer long. Local, regional, and national bands perform every Friday night and WNKU will be there. Check out this incredible line up...

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