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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Support WNKU
5:00 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Give By 9am and the William Thie Foundation Will Double Your Donation

The Watson Twins say, "Call 1-855-897-1059 and double your donation to WNKU!"

If we can raise $5000 by 9am we will receive an additional $5000 from The Thie Foundation and be able to present the Friday Morning Request Show with no fundraising interruptions. 

Call 1-855-897-1059 or click here to give online.

The William Howard Thie Foundation is a major supporter of WNKU and other music arts organizations, such as The Blues Foundation.  Today, they are encouraging you to join them in support of WNKU by offering to match all gifts up to a total of $5,000.

If you've recently given, thank you.  If not, now is the best time to support great music with a donation to WNKU.  

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Support WNKU
10:00 am
Mon March 9, 2015

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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30th Anniversary Thank You Gifts
3:03 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Celebrate 30 Years of WNKU with A Gift of Support

Your contribution during our spring fund drive will help ensure WNKU is here for 30 more years!

Become a Sustaining Member or make a one time gift  in support of WNKU today!

As a special incentive for your support during this drive, celebrated local artists, Keith Neltner and Chris Dye of Neltner Small Batch, have unveiled a limited edition collector's art print in celebration of WNKU's 30th anniversary.

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Music
10:37 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Bunbury Lineup is Announced and We Have Tickets!

Anxious music fans and members of the media gathered last night at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout for the official announcement of this year's Bunbury Music Festival lineup. Headliners will include WNKU staples, The Black Keys and Avett Brothers.  Other WNKU core artists on the bill include The Decemberists, Old Crow Medicine Show, Walk the Moon, Father John Misty, Shakey Graves, and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

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WNKU Event
9:58 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Bockfest Season is Upon Us

Alex Bell

Bockfest season festivities are well underway as we get ready for Bockfest Weekend,  March 6th - 8th. The season began with the annual Beefsteak Club fundraiser at the old Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery in Over The Rhine.  Soon after, the preliminary rounds of the 2015 Sausage Queen pageant got underway.  Here's what else you can expect between now and the main event.

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