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.


3:36 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Heartess Bastards release official video for "Parted Ways"

Our good friends, the Heartless Bastards, have just released the official video to their soon-to-be-a-hit song, Parted Ways.  Check it out, but be warned.  It's a bit risque!

Studio 89
8:17 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Studio 89 Welcomes Julian Velard

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

Tonight's Julian Velard show at Studio 89 is at capacity.  If you did not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation, then you do not have a seat.

As in the past, seating is limited for Studio 89.  We begin taking registrations from the general public on the Tuesday before each upcoming session.  Registrations are accepted until noon on the preceding Friday.  If we receive more requests than we have seating for, a lottery will be held and winners will be contacted via e-mail.  Again, if you do not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation, then you do not have a seat.

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Local News
2:24 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

How to Help & Get Help after the storm

Lexington Herald Leader

The following information on how to seek and provide assistance in the aftermath of the March 2  storm has been compiled from various websites:

The Northern Kentucky University Student Government Association, Office of Student Life and Scripps Howard for Civic Engagement are collaborating to provide the university community with opportunities to help tornado victims in our region.  Click here for more information.

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March CD of the Month
1:30 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Todd Snider - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

The CD of the Month for March is Todd Snider's Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables.


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6:44 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Feb 27 to Mar 2

BusinessWise for the week of Feb 27 to Mar 2 has Ellie Moffat on investments and styles,Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner on tax breaks for self employed,Rick Greiwe on his Mariemont development, Tony Maas and Lee Robinson on real estate topics.

Studio 89
1:36 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Studio 89 to replay Hadden Sayers performance on March 5th

With NKU's electronic media students on spring break the first week of March, Studio 89 will take a one week hiatus.  That gives us the perfect opportunity to replay the first session of 2012 with Hadden Sayers. 

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2:36 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops opening for Dave Matthews Band

Last week, Riverbend announced that Dave Matthews Band would be returning this summer for a show on May 29th.  Dave has long been known to showcase acts by having them open shows for his band.  More often than not, the bands he showcases are only known to folks like you, the WNKU fan.  This tour is no exception as Dave welcomes along a WNKU favorite, The Carolina Chocolate DropsTickets go on sale March 9th.

Check out this video from the last time they paid us a visit.  It was long ago when our logo was different and we didn't have as many frequencies. 

Studio 89
11:55 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Studio 89 welcomes Josh Eagle & Harvest City

Registration is now closed for Studio 89 on Monday, February 27th with Josh Eagle & Harvest City.  A lottery will be held to determine attendees, and you will receive an e-mail on Friday only if your name was selected.  Please R.S.V.P. to the e-mail as soon as possible.  If you do not receive an e-mail, you do not have a reservation.  Of course, you can always listen live Monday night at 7pm on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM or online at www.wnku.org.

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Special Events
5:34 pm
Sun February 19, 2012

Bockfest Celebrates 20 Years

The World-Famous Trojan Goat

WNKU has been a part of Bockfest for over a decade now, but the festival is celebrating it's 20th year in 2012.  To help celebrate, WNKU and the Real Mary Peale will broadcast live from Bockfest Hall on March 3rd from Noon to 4pm. 

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Special Events
3:24 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

20th Bockfest Celebration Dinner: Return of the Beefsteak Club

20th Bockfest Celebration Dinner takes place Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6PM.

In the spring of 1896, the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery hosted some of the most prominent Cincinnatians. Guests enjoyed an elegant meal with beer pairings in the unlikely ambiance of the brewery. Cincinnati's political and social elite enjoyed the experience so much that it became a regular occurrence, and the standard guest list called themselves members of the Beefsteak Club.

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