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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]

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The War on Drugs – ‘Thinking of a Place’

You don’t hear eleven-minute songs on the radio every day, but when The War on Drugs goes long, people listen. The song of the week is their 12″ single that was just released on Record Store Day. Yes, all eleven minutes and twelve seconds of it.

WXRT–2 hours ago

The New York Times Shows Us What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

How many calories have you consumed today? The NYT shows us just how easy it is to get to 2,000 in a single meal.

WXRT–04/20/2017

Father John Misty Wants You to “Discover L.A.”

Looking for a true melting pot where the sun shines nearly every single day? Los Angeles might be your jam.

WXRT–04/18/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Kevin Morby – ‘Aboard My Train’

Need help navigating the world of new music? Jason is here to help with new tracks from Kevin Morby, Feist, Father John Misty, Whitney, Future Islands, and tons more.

WXRT–04/17/2017

Scott Ian Talks about Meeting Donald Trump at Black-Tie Event (While in a Black Leather Jacket)

Want to go from The Donald’s bad side to his good side? Buy some of his daughter’s jewelry to benefit charity.

WXRT–04/14/2017

Using Toys to Cover Rage Against The Machine

I guess that if you’re a good musician you can play anything. The Wackids prove it in their homage to RATM.

WXRT–04/11/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Feist – ‘Century (feat. Jarvis Cocker)’

Yes, Britpop junkies, that’s THE Jarvis Cocker featured on a new track from Leslie Feist. Pop quiz… How many seconds are in a century? Jarvis tells us.

WXRT–04/10/2017

Meet the UK’s ‘Grammar Vigilante’

Have you ever dreamed of painting over unnecessary apostrophes on public signage? One man in the UK stopped dreaming and made it a reality.

WXRT–04/04/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Slowdive – ‘Sugar for the Pill’

We can’t say enough about this new track from Reading band Slowdive. Come for “Sugar for the Pill,” and stay for the rest of the playlist.

WXRT–04/03/2017

What It’s Like To Interview The Killers Before They Headline Lollapalooza

We had to balance an interview all the while Snoop Dogg was playing in the background.

03/29/2017

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