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.


11:08 am
Mon December 16, 2013

WNKU Presents Randall Bramblett

UPDATE: We regret that the Randall Bramblett concert scheduled for February 9th has been canceled.  Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase.  We apologize and appreciate your understanding.


Rolling Stone calls Randall Bramblett "one of the South's most lyrical and and literate songwriters," and Hittin the Note says he "is the William Faulkner of Southern Music."

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Local Music
1:08 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

CityBeat Announces 2014 CEA Nominees

CityBeat, Cincinnati's alternative weekly paper, announced today the nominations for the 17th Annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs).  Dozens of local music experts were tapped for the nominations.

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Support WNKU
1:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Thank You for Supporting WNKU

Now that we have your attention with that image of a warm beach, we'd like to say THANK YOU!

We appreciate the 240 listeners who became Sustaining Members or made one time gifts during our three-day membership campaign last week.   With your help, we raised a little over $34,000 in just a few short days.

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Support WNKU
7:16 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Ring IV - The Final Installment of the Ring Series of Christmas CDs

Ring IV - A Cincnnati Keyboard Christmas

We have all kinds of cool yule thank you gifts to choose from when you become a Sustaining Member or make a one-time gift, including Ring IV – A Cincinnati Keyboard Christmas.  This is the final installment of the wildly popular Ring CD series, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

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Top 89
10:25 am
Tue December 3, 2013

2013 Top 89 Contest Rules

How to Enter
Submit entry starting at 12am on November 26, 2013. The contest will end at 11:59 pm on December 18, 2013.  All times are Eastern Time.

To participate in the contest, use the following method. All entries must include your first and last name, address, phone number, email address, and all other requested information:

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Support WNKU
8:47 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

Black Friday.  Small Business Saturday.  Cyber Monday. 

We got a lot of deals on a lot of stuff over the past few days, and retail businesses of all sizes enjoyed their biggest profits of the year.

Now, it’s time to turn our focus from getting to giving and take care of the non-profits doing good work in our community.

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Thanksgiving Day Specials
6:21 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving From WNKU

Thank you for listening to and supporting this station.  Your gifts and sustaining memberships are the lifeblood of WNKU, and we are truly grateful. 

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Avett Brothers Sweepstakes
7:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Support WNKU and Be Entered to Win Pit Tickets for the Avett Brothers


Pledge now to support WNKU and enter to win a pair of Pit Tickets for the Avett Brothers at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY on November 23rd along with a $50 voucher to be used at an authorized band merchandise area the night of the concert.

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10:28 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Online Membership Forms Down

Our apologies!  Our online membership and pledge forms are currently undergoing an upgrade and will be inaccessible over the next couple of hours.  We expect to have them back online by this afternoon.  If you'd like to become a sustaining member or make a one time pledge in the meantime, you can do it the old fashioned way by giving us a call at 1-859-572-6500 or toll free at 1-855-897-WNKU (9658).

3:00 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Second Sunday on Main Going Out with a Bang

2013 marks the eighth year of Second Sunday on Main (SSOM),  the eclectic neighborhood street festival of historic Over-the-Rhine. The fifth and final event of the season is Sunday, October 13 from noon to 5 p.m.

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