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.


January CD of the Month
11:28 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

The first CD of the Month for 2012 is Kathleen Edwards' new release, Voyageur.


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10:43 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Welcome to the new wnku.org

WNKU is proud to present the new wnku.org.  Please take some time to look around and see all this site has to offer.  You'll find the latest news stories from around the region, live concerts, videos of in-studio performances, information on the voices you hear on the radio, the ever-popular

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December CD of the Month
12:46 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

The Black Keys - El Camino

December's CD of the Month is El Camino from the Black Keys

El Camino, The Black Keys' seventh LP, sounds nothing like its predecessor Brothers, the album that took them from secret gems to superstars. 

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November CD of the Month
1:52 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Indigo Girls - Beauty Queen Sister

November's CD of the Month is Beauty Queen Sister from the Indigo Girls.


On their fourteenth studio album, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity.

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12:49 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Elizabeth & the Catapult live on WNKU

Elizabeth & The Catapult drop by for music and conversation, and while here they talk about a chance encounter with Feist, and also do a beautiful version of "Go away my lover" in which Elizabeth plays keys for the very first time.


Studio 89
12:28 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

One Horse LIVE in Studio 89

One Horse LIVE in Studio 89 7-19-10

Highland Heights, KY – This week 89.7 WNKU welcomes Cincinnati band, One Horse, to Studio 89 where they play a few tunes from their latest CD, 'Post Time,' and talk with Pam Temple, broadcast on July 19, 2010. Find out more about One Horse at onehorseband.com. "Rock 'N' Roll, Indie, Soul, Blues, News, & More."

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In the Studio
1:52 pm
Mon September 28, 2009

Heartless Bastards LIVE In-Studio on 89.7 WNKU

Heartless Bastards LIVE In-Studio on 89.7 WNKU 9-25-09

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Top 89
12:00 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Top 89 of 2008

  1. Lucinda Williams: Little Honey
  2. James McMurtry: Just Us Kids
  3. My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
  4. Buddy Guy: Skin Deep
  5. Rodney Crowell: Sex And Gasoline
  6. Old Crow Medicine Show: Tennessee Pusher
  7. Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs
  8. Susan Tedeschi: Back to the River
  9. The Pretenders: Break Up the Concrete
  10. The Hiders : Penny Harvest Field
  11. John Hiatt : Same Old Man
  12. Dar Williams : Promised Land
  13. Fleet Foxes : Fleet Foxes
  14. Kathleen Edwards: Asking For Flowers
  15. John Mellencamp : Life, Death,
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Local News
11:25 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Peter Frampton Part Two

Heighland Heights, Ky. – Peter Frampton -- who now lives in Cincinnati to be close to his wife's family -- talks about the downside to "Frampton Comes Alive," the creative process and -- appearing in a Geico commercial.

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Local News
11:22 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Peter Frampton Part One

Highland Heights, Ky. – Peter Frampton -- who now lives in Cincinnati -- talks about teaching actors how to be rock and rollers, finally winning a Grammy for his instrumental album "Fingerprints" and how he jsut can't see himself retiring.

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