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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Alex Kapranos Of Franz Ferdinand Talks FFS, Soccer, And More With Jason Thomas [Listen]

From the second I first laid ears on “Take Me Out,” I’ve been a huge fan of Glasgow’s Franz Ferdinand and when it was announced that they’d be releasing a full album with legendary L.A. […]

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THE BIG BEAT: October 5, 2015 [Playlist]

If you listen to the show with any regularity, you’ll know that we often highlight records from artists playing in town that week but to be perfectly honest with you, if that’s all we did […]


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Disclosure Share New Video Featuring Lorde [Watch]

Surprise! Disclosure have collaborated with a vocalist other than Sam Smith! I kid… But yes, they work well and often with Sam. The video that surfaced on YouTube yesterday is for the track “Magnets,” which […]


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THE BIG BEAT: September 28, 2015 [Playlist]

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, two hours isn’t enough. I could fill four, five, six each week, no problem. So, in theory, these two hours should be action packed, the cream […]


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Pope Francis to Release Rock Album?! [Listen]

According to Rolling Stone, Pope Francis will be releasing a rock album in late-November by the name of Wake Up! Yeah, this probably isn’t a headline you were expecting to see, but just to clarify […]


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The CBC Shows Us What Members of Arcade Fire Think of The B-52’s, Bryan Adams, The Weeknd and More [Watch]

In a post from yesterday over at Pitchfork, we’re able to see a fun little game that someone over at the CBC has come up with. The game is simple. They hand a famous musician […]


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THE BIG BEAT: September 21, 2015 [Playlist]

Another week, another umpteen hours spent scouring the web and piles of promo CDs for 22-23 worthy tracks to spin for your enjoyment on THE BIG BEAT. -Two surprises from The Libertines. One is that […]


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New New Order! Band Shares ‘Plastic’ Ahead of ‘Music Complete’ Release

A band that once described Chicago as being like their hometown of Manchester, “but with better weather,” is back on September 25 with a new album by the name of Music Complete. With the amount […]


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THE BIG BEAT: September 14, 2015 [Playlist]

-As host of this show for a few months now, I can tell you that a few times each week I’ll hear a track for the first time and within the first 10-20 seconds I’ll […]


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Learn a Little About the Real Stephen Colbert Ahead of Tonight’s ‘Late Show’ Debut [Watch]

The wait is over. Colbert is back on TV tonight. Now, if you were a huge fan of The Colbert Report, you may have had mixed feelings about Stephen “going straight” and assuming the role […]