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.


In the Studio
12:31 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Hold Steady LIVE In The Studio with John Patrick

The Hold Steady recently released their 6th album, Teeth Dreams, and will be at Bogart's tonight with Deer Tick.  The Hold Steady put on one of the better live shows you'll see, but before they take the stage tonight at Bogarts, they'll be in the studio with John Patrick sometime in the 1 o'clock hour.  Tell your friends and stay tuned!  In the

Music & Baseball
12:32 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Join us for WNKU Day at the Ball Park

There's still time to support your favorite public radio station and join your favorite station personalities for a day at Great American Ball Park to watch your favorite baseball team take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Make a pledge. Send flowers.
3:19 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Celebrate Mom with the gift of Music & Flowers!

Here's a great way to show your appreciation of Mom AND your favorite public radio station this Mother's Day.  Make a pledge of $100 to WNKU by Tuesday, May 6th at 12:00pm EST, and we'll send Mom a beautiful spring bouquet of assorted tulips.   Flowers can be delivered anywhere in the U.S and will arrive on Friday, May 9th.

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Live Music
8:16 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

WNKU Presents the 9th Annual Tunes & Blooms

Now in its 9th season, Tunes & Blooms has become one of WNKU's favorite annual events.  It occurs every Thursday night in April and features some of the best musical acts our region has to offer playing amongst the tulips of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Each week, the Zoo dispenses with the usual admission fee at 5pm allowing visitors to roam the animal exhibits for free before settling down to enjoy live music from 6p to 8p.  Bring a picnic or choose from the excellent food options available on site.  They even serve local micro-brews at the Zoo.

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Music From the Hills of Home
10:22 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Katie's Back

After a long hiatus, Katie Laur returns to the airwaves tonight at 6:00 PM for Music From the Hills of Home.  Scot Ross will join Katie for button mashing duty.  A big thanks to Bill & Vickie Hensley for their excellent work filling in during Katie's absence. 

WNKU Pint Glass
10:09 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Quench Your Musical Thirst, but Please, Tip Your Server.

The glass is more than half full as we work our way to 900 pledges in 9 days.  Be a part of the team that gets us to our goal by becoming a Sustaining Member or making a one-time pledge today. 

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BONUS Tickets
11:41 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Join the CD of the Month Club Now for Bonus Tickets to see Los Lonely Boys in Concert

It's Ticket Tuesday, and we're giving you several opportunities to score concert, festival, and baseball tickets all day long!

Join WNKU's CD of the Month Club at $50/month, and while they last, we'll throw in a pair of tickets to see Los Lonely Boys on Sunday, April 6th at the Madison Theatre in Covington.

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Ticket Tuesday
11:13 am
Tue March 25, 2014

It's Ticket Tuesday on WNKU

Call 1-855-897-1059 or pledge your support online today and you can select some great tickets as a thank you gift for your donation to WNKU.  But hurry!  These tickets are in limited quantity, and we hope to move them all today!

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Thank You Gifts
11:17 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Let Everyone Know You're a "Front Porch Fan"

What better way to show you love folk music and WNKU than with the Front Porch T-shirt?

Become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one-time pledge of $120 and it's yours as thanks for your generous support of WNKU and The Front Porch.

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Show Mr. Rhythm the Love
6:13 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Got Rhythm?

If you didn't already know, your Daddy-O on Radio has his own shirt.  It's true.  It's a crazy, colorful T in the style of Jim Flora.  Your Platter-pushin' Papa never looked so good.  BUT, WNKU's  2014 Spring Fund Drive is the last drive in which we'll be offering this fab fresh shirt.  

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