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]


Who Needs Shoelaces? Nike Introduces Power-Lacing!

If you don’t like to tie your shoes, you might be a big fan of Spicoli’s checkered, slip-on Vans. Well, guess what! Nike is now after your heart with their new power-lacing system.


INDIO, CA - APRIL 11:  Musician Tycho (Scott Hansen) performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Tycho, Merchandise, Lower Dens, and More Return to THE BIG BEAT [Listen]

More new tunes, hand-picked by Jason just for you…


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How Green Day Helped Jason Thomas Find a Cool Party Spot Back in High School

Rock ‘n’ roll can teach you several things, like where to find a solid outdoor party spot in the East Bay back in the mid-’90s.


J Mascis (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Bon Iver, Jimmy Eat World, Angel Olsen, Dinosaur Jr. and More on THE BIG BEAT [Listen]

Just a great place to come every week for 23-27 of the best new tracks out there right now.


Junior Boys (photo courtesy of The Billions Corporation)

Junior Boys Return to THE BIG BEAT along with Pixies, Blood Orange, Jimmy Eat World and More [Listen]

New music is all we do on THE BIG BEAT and since we know you’re busy and can’t always catch the show live, we post every track here for you to listen to at your leisure.



YouTube Hall of Fame: Ric Flair. WOOOOO!!!! [Watch]

If you’re someone that appreciates a well-executed wrestling promo, then Ric Flair’s YouTube clips are a goldmine.


People eat breakfast at a street food stall in Chongqing on August 24, 2016. / AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI        (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Gutter Oil. YUMMY! [Watch]

Some people think that seeing how hot dogs are made is gross. Well, see what you think of “gutter oil.”


Jagwar Ma (Photo: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

THE BIG BEAT Shares More from Bon Iver, Pixies, Preoccupations, Haley Bonar and More [Listen]

Feel like gorging on new music for an hour or two? The latest episode of THE BIG BEAT should keep you nice and busy.


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Friday Feature Artist Bruce Springsteen Shares a Chuck Berry Memory [Watch]

“We’re gonna do some Chuck Berry songs.”


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Brian Tyree Henry and Donald Glover attend the "Atlanta" New York Screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Idea behind FX’s ‘Atlanta’ Was “‘Twin Peaks’ For Rappers” [Watch]

If you ever complain about the fact that there are too many good shows on TV and that you can’t possibly keep up with them all, well, it looks like we might have another one to add to the queue.



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