The current General Manager is Jackie Benowitz ’12. She is currently studying to receive a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Film, Television, and Interactive Media and training to be an Android Developer. Her current favorite bands are The Beach Boys, Real Estate, Born Ruffians, and Titus Andronicus. She loves also loves dinosaurs, temporary tattoos, Nickelodeon and puppies. She has hosted Jackie’s Random Theme every Sunday at 8pm for the past 3 years and does sound engineering for most live concerts.
Alex Chum ’12 is currently a double major in Film, Television, and Interactive Media and Economics with a minor in Politics, and has held the business director position for the past two years. She has been the host of Rep Your State since 2009, and is currently digging Stars, Brand New, Kanye West, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Alex enjoys: a good pair of headphones, pictures of animals doing silly things, movie soundtracks, Batman, and over-quoting movie/tv show lines.
Diego Medrano is currently serving as WBRS’ tech director. Don’t let the innocent façade fool you though, underneath that cocoa brown skin lies a heart made of twisting gears, silly putty, live rabbits, and yarn holding it all together. Take that how you will. Furthermore no one actually knows Diego’s major in Brandeis, and there’s a credible rumor going around he’s at least 1/16th some sort of nationality. The only thing that matters is that this guy is always on – seriously.
Daniel Hammerschlag is a Brandeisian Junior, majoring in both Film studies and Buisness, minoring in Philosophy and South Asian studies . Getting involved with the WBRS live music department in the Fall of his freshman year, he then joined e-board as Chief Announcer. He is a big advocate of talk radio on WBRS and if you want to get a better time slot, he can be bribed with chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
Live Music Director
Co’s Scott Oglesby and Sam Bender
Scott Oglesby: I believe in the power of independent media and college media. I would like to facilitate the use of these resources to empower all musical artists to play live shows at Brandeis. College radio is beautiful, and radio is wonderful. Come play on our shows.
Michael Zonenashvili and his Assistant Director Shane Levi
Lee Nisson is currently a sophomore and the News Director for WBRS’ Executive Board. He is majoring in Business and History with a minor in East Asian Studies. After cohosting and interning at a number of news shows his freshman year, Lee was elected as news director with one mission: to make sure the news is good. His hobbies include playing Ultimate Frisbee, sculpture, looking boss, and really good-stick-to-your-ribs lunch.
Abby Vigderman is a current junior at Brandeis, double-majoring in psychology and neuroscience. Once she almost became an African and Afro-American Studies minor, but decided she was too white to continue. She is currently the personnel director at WBRS, so e-mail her if you want to get involved with the station!
Hillary Gimpel ’12 is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business, with an unrelated yet deeply rooted interest in music (and dancing and all other things awesome). After transferring to Brandeis in the fall of 2010, Hillary hopped right on the WBRS bandwagon with her music show “Using Step Stools” and joined the board in the spring as PSA Director. The rest is history. If you’re interested in promoting your community event on WBRS, please feel free to contact me!
Jesse Manning is on the Executive Board if WBRS, having been a panelist on shows for 3 years and now holding the position of Sports Director of the station. He is a junior at Brandeis where he is majoring in American Studies and Politics and minoring in Journalism.
S.P.U.D (Special Productions)
Ben Schmidt ’14 is currently majoring in History and Anthropology and minoring in Medieval and Rennaissance Studies. He hosts Under the Influence on Sunday for the last year and also hosts Reel Thoughts with Daniel Hammerschlag. If you would like to get a WBRS Dj for your event, email for more information.