Meet our staff here at VandyRadio!

Ben Dabney

Station Manager

Ben is originally from Radford, Virginia, a small town few have heard of and fewer can point out on a map. He’s currently a senior, working towards a dual Chemistry/Psychology major, and wants to work in clinical psychology after grad school. In addition to managing stuff, Ben hosts The Best Worst Radio Show every Monday night. Feel free to stop by the office with questions about schedules, other radio stuff, or if you want to know all the best coffee shops off campus. (He may have a problem) Contact Ben at

Jared Bauman

Program Director

Jared Bauman is the host of The Newer Deal with Jared Bauman, a talk radio show that discusses politics and current events. He also writes for his personal opinion blog, The Young Participant, and is an editor of the University Torch, a campus newspaper for diverse political opinions. Originally from Rockville, MD, Jared loves creative writing, coffee, and pigeons. Contact Jared at

Ben Farhi

Music Director

Ben is a senior studying Political Science, Corporate Strategy and French. He has been involved with VandyRadio every semester at Vanderbilt as the host of Farhi’s Freshest Mix. The show’s premier mix of middle school top 40 with today’s top hits is interspersed with tasteful commentary on current events and campus happenings. In his free time, he loves to sample the Nashville restaurant scene and manage his fantasy basketball league. Contact Ben at

Jeffrey Jou

Community Outreach Director

Jeffrey is a senior from the south side of Chicago, IL. He is studying economics and Spanish (maybe) with a minor in financial economics. Other than hosting his show on VandyRadio, Jeffrey is involved in Greek Life and Tour Guides. As director for the newest position on exec, Community Outreach, shoot him an email if you need suggestions for upcoming artists visiting Nashville or if you want VandyRadio to provide music for your event on campus. Extra points if you ask during one of his tours. Contact Jeffrey at

Ryan Brown

News Director

Ryan Brown is a sophomore student studying economics and public policy. A political nerd, Ryan is eager to help deliver VandyRadio’s weekly newscasts as its News Director. You can catch a groovier side of the newscaster as DJ “Bad Bad” Ryan Brown Thursday nights at 8 on Vandy Vinyl. Contact Ryan at

Cutler Klein

Sports Director

Cutler Klein (’19) is the Sports Director of VandyRadio. He is majoring in Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Science. When he’s not writing stories, calling games as a play-by-play announcer, tweeting silly GIFs or watching any hockey game he can find, Cutler is running the sports section of the Vanderbilt Hustler, hosting VU Sports Wired on VTV and covering the Nashville Predators as a credentialed media member for Penalty Box Radio. Cutler has had bylines on and Contact Cutler at

Trish Wheeler

Social Media Director

As the self-proclaimed Kathy Lee Gifford of Vanderbilt University, Trish loves nothing more than hosting her radio talk show Unsolicited Advice with her partner in crime Mikaela Baker. Trish is a double major in Engineering Sciences and Human Organizational Development, and hopes to work for a tech startup one day. Along with being involved in VandyGoFigure, VSVS, and the club swim team Trish also loves running, jamming to African pop music, and trying out gnocchi from Nashville restaurants! Don’t be afraid to hit her up for advice that you never thought you needed. Contact Trish at

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