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.


11:22 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Colin Hay...yes, Colin Hay...live on WNKU

Legendary singer, songwriter and musician, Colin Hay, stopped by the studio for music and conversation. While here, he talked about the effect living in the United States has had on his music, and performed a great version of "Send Somebody" from his CD, Gathering Mercury.

11:16 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Patty Larkin in the studio

Patty Larkin stops by for a performance and delivers a great one with this version of Hallelujah...courtesy of your friends at WNKU


11:11 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Josh Ritter live on WNKUJ

Josh Ritter visits the WNKU studios and performs "Wild Goose."


11:02 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Those Darlins in the WNKU Studio

Those Darlins stopped by for music and conversation, and while here, played this great version of Mystic Mind from "Screws Get Loose"

10:51 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Yonder Mountain String Band live on WNKU

Yonder Mountain String band stopped by our studios for music and conversation and made us all privy to several accounts of how banjo player Dave Johnston hurt himself. They also play a great version of "rain still falls".

Election 2012
12:29 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Candidate Tracker

Music News
10:18 am
Mon January 23, 2012

Studio 89 Returns

Brooklyn's Julian Velard performs at this year's Studio 89
Rich Pushinsky

Studio 89 - WNKU's weekly radio show featuring up and coming talent from around the country performing on air in front of a live studio audience - is back.   The show air live Monday nights at 7 pm through April 30th.

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3:38 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Heartless Bastards - "Parted Ways"

Even after moving to Austin,  TX, Erika Wennerstrom famously told David Letterman on national TV that the Heartless Bastards were from Cincinnati (more about that here).  That's good enough for us.  So, here's a video of Cincinnati's Heartless Bastards recording "Parted Ways" in the studio.  The track will appear on their forthcoming "Arrow" CD set to release on Valentine's Day.  But here's a  tip for you, "Arrow" will be WNKU's

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4:05 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

The Seedy Seeds perform live at NKU

Paul Schroder

Check out this full length video of the Seedy Seeds performing live on the campus of Northern Kentucky University prior to their appearance at the 2011 Midpoint Music Festival!

Music News
10:00 am
Mon January 16, 2012

WNKU welcomes Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Taft Theatre

James Minchin

Long before the final vote came in for this year's Top 89, it was clear that the Tedeschi-Trucks Band had the top spot in the bag with their CD, Revelator.  It was a landslide victory.  And now, the concert tour supporting WNKU's number one CD of 2011 is coming to the Taft Theatre on Thursday, April 26.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10:00 am at the Taft Theater box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.tafttheatre.org, and