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.

Ways To Connect

Scott Preston has been shooting concerts in Cincinnati since 1998.  In 2007, he established CincyGroove.com as an outlet to share his photographs and his love of music.  And as a lover of music, Scott is naturally a big fan of WNKU.  So much so, that he's hosting The Cincy Folk Festival on June 27, 2015 at The Southgate House Revival to benefit WNKU.

WNKU turned 30 in April, but the party continues this spring and summer with the WNKU 30th Anniversary Concert Series.  Below, you'll find a list of WNKU artists coming to town in the next few weeks.  We'll be inviting many of these artists into the studio for live performances on the air, and we'll have tickets to give away to most shows.  We'll also be out and about at these concerts any chance we get, so be sure to look for the WNKU table, say hello, and register for some cool prizes!

UPCOMING...

Does your Mom ROCK? Here's a great way to show her how much you appreciate mom AND great music this Mother's Day.  Make a pledge of $120 to WNKU by Tuesday, May 5th at 12:00pm EST, and we'll send Mom a beautiful bouquet of twenty assorted tulips in a pink vase.   Flowers can be delivered anywhere in the U.S and will arrive on Friday, May 8th.

Contribute $120.00 online or call 1-855-897-1059!

Your $120 contribution helps keep the music alive and well on WNKU, while taking care of Mom on her special day at the same time!

Just fill out our secure Online Pledge Form and ADD "Mother's Day Flowers" as your thank you gift.

WNKU Presents Live @ 5

May 14, 2015

Join WNKU for our Live @ 5 Happy Hour with Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek fame on the brand new rooftop deck at Madison Live this Friday.  Sean will play a full show later that night, but you're invited to join us at 5 o'clock for this FREE concert preview and interview hosted by WNKU's Pam Temple.

Make an additional gift to WNKU of $60 or become a sustaining member for just $5 a month and choose a pair of tickets to see Spirit Family Reunion as your thank you gift!

Already a Sustaining Member and haven't requested a thank you gift in the past year?  Just give us a call at 859-572-6500 and we'll hook you up! But hurry! Tickets are limited.

WNKU welcomes Spirit Family Reunion with special guests, Horse Eyed Men, to the Taft Ballroom on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:30.

SUPPORT WNKU WITH A DONATION OF $5 A MONTH OR A ONE TIME GIFT OF $60, AND RECEIVE TWO TICKETS!

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