Jason Thomas

Monday – Friday: 4-8pm
Host: The Big Beat

So, it may not always sound like it, but I’ve been yakking into a mic between records for almost 20 years now, if you count my time at student-run KVHS in Concord, CA in the late ’90s… Yeah, I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay) and developed a love for radio at the age of 8 when I would fall asleep listening to San Francisco Giants games on KNBR. It then became a bit of a habit of mine, falling asleep with the radio on. [Read Jason’s Full Bio]

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Chicago Bars That Can Set You Up With An Early-Morning Drink

Were you dreaming of an Old Style on your way to work this morning? Here are a few places where you can grab one on the way to work.

WXRT–11 hours ago

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THE BIG BEAT: May 23, 2016 [Listen]

Lots of new music. Just for you. Let someone else do the sifting and endless hours of research! Just pop in here once a week and collect the goods…

WXRT–05/23/2016

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Homeland Security Tells Airlines Ending Checked Baggage Fees Will Speed Up The Process!

Do you enjoy waiting in endless lines? You do? Then be sure to fly somewhere this summer.

WXRT–05/20/2016

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George RR Martin Tells Us Why Everyone Dies in ‘Game of Thrones’

Everyone dies, we know this, but read why so many popular main characters in one of the most popular shows on television are killed off.

WXRT–05/18/2016

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THE BIG BEAT: May 16, 2016 [Listen]

Your weekly dose of the latest & greatest. New tracks from James Blake, Radiohead (sort of), CHVRCHES, Parquet Courts and tons more are here waiting for you.

WXRT–05/16/2016

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THE BIG BEAT: May 9, 2016 [Listen]

The latest and greatest…

WXRT–05/10/2016

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Jon Stewart Returning to TV?

Anyone else miss Jon Stewart? There’s a chance that we see him on TV before the November election…

WXRT–05/06/2016

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THE BIG BEAT: May 2, 2016 [Listen]

If you need a few new tunes in your life, then this is the place to be. Er, this is the post to click on… New music this week from Local Natives, Wild Nothing, Chicago’s own Whitney, and tons more.

WXRT–05/02/2016

LONDON - APRIL 11:  Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo of Danish group Raveonettes perform during the fourth night of a series of concerts and events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust organised by charity Patron Roger Daltrey, at the Royal Albert Hall on April 11, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

The Raveonettes Ditch Traditional Album Format with RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH [Listen]

The Raveonettes have 12 new songs for you to enjoy, but they’re not being released in the form of a traditional album. Not yet, anyway.

WXRT–04/29/2016

5th April 1969:  Rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970).  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

PBS to Air Janis Joplin Documentary [Watch]

Who doesn’t love a good doc on PBS?! Janis Joplin is the subject of the latest edition of “American Masters.”

WXRT–04/27/2016

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