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.


News from WNKU
6:20 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Cincinnati Magazine reviews the area's "The Top 10 Best New Restaurants"

The Cover story in the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine is entitled “The Top 10 Best New Restaurants”. Joanne Drilling, the magazine’s new dining editor, tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg the restaurants are ranked in order.

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12:05 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Tis the Season of Bockfest

Mary Peale and Mr. Rhythm Man pose with Little King and his Sausage Queens

The snow is melting and the Season of Bockfest is upon us!  Sausages have been stuffed, our local Beer Barons have tapped their latest Bock Beer creations, and dozens of enthusiastic young women (and men) have been nervously preparing for the day they may be crowned Little Kings Sausage Queen.

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11:07 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

TODAY: Craft Beers and Live Music with Big Head Todd & the Monsters

Join WNKU and Big Head Todd & the Monsters for happy hour at Rock Bottom Brewery today from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.


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Studio 89
12:01 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

STUDIO 89: The Cliftones on Monday, February 17th

The Cliftones perform at the next Studio 89

Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89.  Check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon.  Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! 

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Live Music
12:16 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Announce US Tour Dates Beginning with Cincinnati

February 10, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced 15 new tour dates in the US starting with April 8 in Cincinnati, OH at U.S. Bank Arena. The dates come on the heels of concerts in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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1:28 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Blind Boys Founding Member, Jimmy Carter, on Colbert Report

AP Photo/Dave Martin Associated Press

As you can tell, we're pretty excited to be welcoming the Blind Boys of Alabama to Greaves Concert Hall next month.   You can get your tickets here or by calling 1-888-428-7311.  Once that's done, you should watch this November interview of founding Blind Boy, Jimmy Carter, on Colbert Report.

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Live Music
9:07 am
Wed February 5, 2014

WNKU Presents An Evening with the Blind Boys of Alabama


Doors at 7:30 pm / Show at 8:30 PM

Phone orders at 1-888-428-7311 will end at 5 PM today.  Online sales will end at 7 PM.

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

On Friday, March 21, WNKU will present the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert at Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.

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Studio 89
12:00 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

STUDIO 89: Rob Fetters on Monday, February 10th

Chuck Madden Photography

Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89.  Check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon.  In the meantime, visit our Studio 89 program page for this season's lineup. 

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11:56 am
Sat February 1, 2014

The Front Porch Remembers Pete Seeger

Image borrowed from ABCNews.com
Hans Pennick AP Photo

Last Monday night, the world lost one of the most influential and iconic singer-songwriters of all time.  Pete Seeger died in his sleep at the age of 94.  Known as much for his activism as he was for penning some of America's most beloved folk songs, Pete Seeger inspired countless musicians through his life's work.  While Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Joan Baez are just a few of his more obvious proteges, it would likely be easier to come up with a list of American musicians who were not influenced by Seeger rather than those who were.  

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Live Music
7:57 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Willie Nelson Joins Headliners at Buckle Up Music Festival

Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, and The Railers have just been announced as the latest additions to the Buckle Up Music Festival - the new three-day country music festival established by the organizers of Bunbury Music Festival.

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