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.


10:34 am
Thu April 4, 2013

WNKU Welcomes the Return of Tunes & Blooms

Now in its 8th 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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CD of the Month
9:47 am
Wed April 3, 2013

JJ Grey & Mofro, "This River"

The CD of the Month for April, comes to you from J.J. Grey & Mofro. It's titled This River.


JJ Grey & Mofro will release THIS RIVER on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. This is Grey's seventh album and his first studio album since 2010's acclaimed Georgia Warhorse.

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Support WNKU
4:18 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Thank You for Your Support During Live Drive 2013

We often say the DJ's and behind-the-scenes staff at WNKU are simply stewards of the music.  The real people behind maintaining this musical treasure we call WNKU are the contributing members. 

So, thank you to the nearly 1200  people who became first-time members, renewed their memberships, or gave an additional gift to WNKU during our Live Drive.  We are truly grateful.

We especially want to thank the following area businesses and individuals who matched member contributions with gifts of $1000 or more:

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Support WNKU
1:10 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Pledge Online or Call 1-855-897-1059 to support WNKU

We're now just $33,000 away from reaching our goal for this drive.  If you've already made your contribution, thank you!  If not, please do so now while so many of our great thank you gifts are still available!



Support WNKU
2:14 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

New Goshorn Documentary & CD Available as Thanks for Your Pledge of $100


Review by Denny Gibson:

Going My Way is Chuck Land’s take on the story of Larry and Tim Goshorn’s musical adventures. Chuck Land is the guy behind Landman Productions, The Chuck Land Show, and, as often as possible, a Hammond B3. Larry & Tim are the guitar playing siblings who have powered a few decades of music in Cincinnati and carried a lot of Cincinnati music a long long way from home.

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Support WNKU
1:32 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Buy Back the Friday Request Show!

Be a contributing member of WNKU. Be Radio Active.

If you've already made a pledge to WNKU during Live Drive 2013, we thank you!  But if not, now's a great time.


Make a pledge to WNKU before 9:00 am, and your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3000.00 by a group of loyal WNKU members!

And since it worked so well last week, we'll stop fundraising during the Friday Morning Request Show if we get the $3000 match PLUS another $2000!

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12:49 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

From Scotland to Studio 89, it's Frightened Rabbit

We filled up fast with WNKU members and unfortunately have no more room for this Monday's Studio 89 with Frightened Rabbit.  Of course, you can listen live to the performance Monday night at 7pm on 89.7, 105.9, 104,1, or online right here by clicking on one of the Listen Live links to the right of this page.

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Support WNKU
1:07 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Brit Floyd: The Ultimate Pink Floyd Sound and Light Experience 2013

Pledge just $100 with your credit card in support of WNKU, and we'll say thanks with a pair of tickets to see the ultimate Pink Floyd tribute band, Brit Floyd, live in Huntington, West Virginia at the Keith-Albee Theater on April 16th.

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