Jason Thomas

Monday – Friday: 5-9pm
Host: XRT’s Eleventh Hour

Jason Thomas began his radio career at one of the country’s foremost modern rock stations, Live 105 (KITS) in San Francisco. OK, so his first job was answering the request line, tallying up the day’s requests for a nightly feature called, “Most Wanted,” but he was soon wowing the insomniacs of the Bay Area.[Read Jason’s Full Bio]

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THE BIG BEAT: August 3, 2015 [Playlist]

What’s new this week? All of it, really. We debuted a track from Manchester legends New Order, Minnesota favs Low, gave another spin to Georgia, The Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, and Kurt Vile… Sample away, […]


Sir Paul at Lollapalooza, 2015 (photo: Jason Thomas)

One DJ’s Crazy Lollapalooza Weekend

That was a long weekend. It always is. I’m sitting there at Metro last night, watching The Kills, a band that’s anything but sleep-inducing, and I’m looking like my dad on the couch after lunch […]


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Metallica: The Band of My Youth

As a DJ at XRT for the past 9 years, I’ve met a lot of cool and interesting people in the line of duty at concerts, station events, etc., and a lot of those people […]


The Chemical Brothers (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

THE BIG BEAT: July 27, 2015 [Playlist]

10pm White Reaper – “Pills” (Polyvinyl) Protomartyr – “Why Does It Shake?” (Hardly Art) The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Astralwerks) (break) DMA’s – “Laced” (Mom + Pop) Georgia – “Nothing Solutions” (Domino) Holy Sons – […]


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Disclosure and Sam Smith Share “Omen” Video [Watch]

According to Pitchfork, the latest video from UK duo Disclosure (which features their buddy Sam Smith) is the second in a series of sci-fi-themed videos from the forthcoming album, Caracal, which will be released on […]


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Guy Eats at Benihana 579 Times in One Year and Wins Himself $1000 and a Trip to….Benihana!

A man by the name of Jack King LOVES his Benihana. He digs the restaurant chain so much that he ate there 579 times in one year, easily winning a contest they put on by […]


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THE BIG BEAT: July 20, 2015 [Playlist]

10p Wavves & Cloud Nothings – “Come Down” (Ghost Ramp) Twin Within – “We Talk” (Hidden Pony) Ben Browning – “Friends of Mine” (Yellow Year) (break) Tame Impala – “Eventually” (Interscope) Protomartyr – “Why Does […]



BTN Big 10K Update: Musical Edition

We’re a little over a week away from the BTN Big 10K and my training has hit a bit of a snag in the form of a swollen left knee due to overuse (self-diagnosed, of […]


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New Music Thursday: Foals – ‘What Went Down’ [Watch]

This is the day that we highlight more new music than usual on the air, so we’ll do it in this space too. Foals are a band from Oxford, England that will release album #4, […]


Lana Del Rey (Neil Krug for Interscope Records)

Lana Del Rey Posts New Track, ‘Honeymoon’ [Listen]

According to Pitchfork, Lana Del Rey’s next album will be released in September, and yesterday she shared a track by the name of “Honeymoon” via YouTube. Check out the lovely, 6-minute song below. 1.3 million […]