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]

Utah Ski Area Uses 1-Star Review in Its Advertisements

Any other ski/snowboard junkies out there? You’ll love this ad.


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Destroyer – “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood”

Come for the new Destroyer track and stay for new jams from LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Parade, Deer Tick, Cut Copy and a bunch more.


Chris Martin Covers Paul Simon’s “Graceland” for BBC Radio 1

Chris Martin gives us his interpretation of a Paul Simon classic.


“Wayne’s World” AND Alice Cooper Coming to Millennium Park

The only thing better than watching Wayne’s World again is seeing Alice Cooper provide introductory remarks prior to the screening!


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Weaves – “53”

Also not to be missed is the latest from The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Mount Kimbie, The Districts, The Lemon Twigs…all of which are right here.


Danish Police Crack Down on Crappy Street Musician

Don’t try to play on the streets of Denmark unless you can bring it.


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Protomartyr – ‘My Children’

Yeah, the Protomartyr is excellent, and so is the LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, Lemon Twigs, Cut Copy, Ariel Pink and Belle & Sebastian…


Stephen King’s “It” Gets a Cinematic Update

If you thought Pennywise was creepy on the screen in 1990, wait until you see what they’ve done with him in 2017.


When Should You Be Listening for Arcade Fire Freebies This Week? Jason Has All the Info.

Free tickets to massive arena rock shows… Does this interest anyone?


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Bully – ‘Feel the Same’

A new track from Bully is awesome enough, but on top of that you get stuff from Francis and the Lights, METZ, The National, Grizzly Bear, Run The Jewels, The xx, and a whole bunch more.



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