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.


Support WNKU
12:13 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Support WNKU & Throw Down at Riverbend!

WNKU is proud to welcome the 2nd Annual Ohio River Throwdown to Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, September 6th featuring 13 WNKU-friendly bands performing on 3 stages! The all day festival was created to celebrate the roots of American music, like so much of what you hear on WNKU. 

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Support WNKU
9:11 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Support WNKU & See John Prine at the Taft Theater

John Prine plays the Taft Theater on September 19th


3:24 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Bunbury Bellweather Session: Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi - a founding member of Jupiter One and touring member of Regina Spektor's band and Of Montreal.  He left a great impression on fans at this year's Bunbury Music Festival, and he's returning to Cincinnati for his own show at the 20th Century Theater on Thursday, August 28th.

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3:36 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Buckle Up for Buckle Up

Anyone who went down to Bunbury Music Festival on Cincinnati's riverfront this past weekend knows that a lot of work must have gone into setting up those six (count 'em...six) stages, dozens of vendor booths, beer trucks, tents and trailers, fencing, and everything else you wouldn't normally find at Sawyer Point or Yeatman's Cove on a typical weekend.  In fact, so much went into the set up for Bunbury, that the organizers decided they really didn't want to take it all back down after just three days.  So, what do they do?  Simple.  P

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12:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Bunbury Bellweather Session: 500 Miles to Memphis

500 Miles to Memphis is the second act in a series of videos shot at last weekend's Bunbury Music Festival and produced by Cincymusic.com

500 Miles to Memphis is a Cowpunk band from right here in Cincinnati.  If it's not already obvious, a quick check of Google Maps will help explain where they came up with the name.

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4:18 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Bunbury Bellweather Session: Jesse Thomas

Our friends at Cincymusic.com were busy bees at this past weekend's Bunbury Music Festival.  They partnered with Bellweather and Iron Wing Recording Studio to produce the Bellweather Sessions recorded live in the Bunbury VIP tent.

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Live Music
1:04 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Come See Us at this Weekend's Bunbury Music Festival

The 3rd annual Bunbury Music Festival returns to the banks of the Ohio River this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  As  you prepare for the weekend, you'll want to head over to bunburyfestival.com for help with your planning.  First things first.  Check out the lineup for each day and figure out who you want to see and where to see them.  Then, sign in to create your own schedule and share it w

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News from WNKU
8:36 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

WNKU Welcomes the Ohio River Throwdown

ON SALE NOW...WNKU welcomes the second annual Ohio River Throwdown back to Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion this September.  The all day festival was created to celebrate the roots of American music on the banks of the Ohio River where some of the most legendary Blues, Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Rock N Roll records had their birth!  Three stages, Twelve bands, One day only at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, September 6...all made possible in part by WNKU.

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WNKU T-shirts
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Show Your Mary Peale Pride

Support The Real Mary Peale Show with a pledge of $10 per month and we'll send you this fabulous Real Mary Peale T-Shirt.  You won't find it in any store.  It's only available by making a pledge to WNKU

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Support WNKU
3:35 am
Thu June 12, 2014

WNKU to Partner with Green Forests Work

Become a Sustaining Member of WNKU and plant one of thousands of trees on a former strip mine in Appalachia.

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