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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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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12:59 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Send some Love for WNKU, and we'll send you "Love For Levon"

Be one of those amazing and generous people who ensure artists like Levon Helm are heard every single day on the radio.

Donate $150 to WNKU and you will receive...

  1. a steady stream of unique commercial-free music delivered to your home, office, and vehicle radio 24/7/365.
  2. A copy of the not-yet-released 2 CD recording of "Love for Levon" - an all-star concert celebrating the life of Levon Helm.

Donate $240 to WNKU, and you will receive

  1. a steady stream of unique commercial-free music delivered to your home, office, and vehicle radio 24/7/365.
  2. A copy of the not-yet-released 2 CD recording of "Love for Levon" - an all-star concert celebrating the life of Levon Helm...
  3. ...combined with the double DVD concert video of this legendary live-music event.

Donate now to receive this 2CD or 2CD + 2DVD all-star tribute to Levon Helm.

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12:32 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

The Tillers play the next Studio 89

Register here for an opportunity to be in the next Studio 89 audience with a guest!

WNKU members receive first priority for seating.  To become a contributing member of WNKU and get first shot at seating, visit our secure online pledge form

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12:00 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

CANCELLED: Bonnie Bishop in the Next Studio 89

WE APOLOGIZE, BUT DUE TO FAMILY ISSUES, BONNIE BISHOP HAS BEEN FORCED TO CANCEL TONIGHT'S PERFORMANCE AT STUDIO 89. 

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12:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Noah Hunt plays Studio 89 on February 25

2/21/13 - THE NEXT STUDIO 89 IS FULL.  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS. 

WNKU members receive first priority for seating.  To become a contributing member of WNKU and get first shot at seating in the future, visit our secure online pledge form.  Thanks!

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1:28 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Kelly Richey Band Kicks off Studio 89

The Kelly Richey Band

2/15/13  -  WE HAVE A FULL HOUSE AND ARE NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS.

Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.”  That's probably enough to make you want to register to see her band kick off the Spring 2013 edition of Studio 89, but we'll tell you a little more about what to expect.

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3:47 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Vote for the Best of Cincinnati

The polls are open and voting is underway for CityBeat Magazine's annual Best of Cincinnati awards. WNKU has won Best Radio Station a whopping 8 times, but we think there's a certain ring to the number, 9.

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1:52 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Studio 89

WNKU's long-running live radio show featuring established and emerging musicians from around the world performing in front of a live studio audience, returns to the airwaves on Monday, February 18th.   The show will air live Monday nights at 7:00 pm until the season finale on May 6th.

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