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.

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Studio 89
3:24 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Studio 89 Returns September 15th

WNKU's long-running live radio program showcasing established and emerging musicians from around the world performing in front of a studio audience, returns to the airwaves for the fall season on Monday, September 15th and will air weekly at 7:00 pm until the season finale on December 8th.  Studio 89 has become a flagship program for WNKU and one of the many reasons the non-commercial public radio station has been voted “Best Radio Station” in Cincinnati by readers of CityBeat Magazine eight times.  

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Support WNKU
11:39 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Enter to Win VIP Passes & Hotel Stay for the 2014 Midpoint Music Festival

St. Paul & the Broken Bones will play the Taft Theater Ballroom on Thursday, September 25

WNKU’s Fall Fund Drive is September 19 – 27, but we count on listeners like you to contribute throughout the year in order to keep the music going 24/7/365.

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WNKU Presents
9:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Wine Me, Dine Me, Over the Rhine Me - A Benefit for WNKU

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. 

IF MORE TICKETS BECOME AVAILABLE FOR ANY REASON, WE WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON OUR HOMEPAGE.

WNKU proudly presents Over the Rhine's Holiday Homecoming Concert at the Taft Theatre on Saturday, December 20th with special guests, Lily & Madeleine.  As we have for over a decade now, WNKU will be hosting a very special dinner before the show with a visit from members of Over the Rhine. 

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News from WNKU
10:28 am
Tue September 2, 2014

WNKU To Broadcast Live from the Ohio River Throwdown

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

WNKU welcomes the 2nd annual Ohio River Throwdown to Riverbend Music Center this Saturday, September 6th.

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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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOHN PRINE AND WNKU.  UNFORTUNATELY, ALL OF THE TICKETS WE HAD TO OFFER HAVE GONE. 

Videos
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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Music
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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Videos
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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Videos
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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