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]

Romy & Oliver of The xx during a station visit in 2010. (Photo: Jason Thomas)

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The xx – ‘A Violent Noise’

Yet another selection from “I See You” makes the show this week along with Little Dragon, Mastodon, Real Estate, Dirty Projectors, and more.

WXRT–02/20/2017

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Green Day at Wrigley. Here’s How to Win Today…

If you’re planning on buying tickets to the big Green Day show at Wrigley, you might as well take literally ten seconds to fire off a text or two later this afternoon. That could result in a pair of freebies.

WXRT–02/17/2017

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Listen to Two New Tracks from Passion Pit, ‘Inner Dialogue’ & ‘Somewhere up There’

Lots of treats for Passion Pit fans this week, including two new tracks and news of a new company being formed by Michael Angelakos.

WXRT–02/15/2017

Mark Lanegan  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Nocturne’

An excellent new song from the ex-Screaming Trees frontman is featured, and that’s not all. Scroll down just a bit and BOOM. You can sample every other track from this week’s program.

WXRT–02/13/2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers (Clara Balzary)

‘Defrost Your February’ with the Chili Peppers at United Center

Jason tells you about today’s giveaway… Our DJ’s love the camera. It doesn’t always love them back, though.

WXRT–02/10/2017

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Jason’s Top 5 Chili Peppers Singles

Maybe it should read, “Jason’s Five ‘Favorite’ Chili Peppers Singles.”

WXRT–02/10/2017

Photo: Pooneh Ghana

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Day Wave – ‘Something Here’

Start off with an excellent new track from Day Wave, then dig into the rest of this week’s jams, hand-selected by Jason.

WXRT–02/06/2017

(Photo: Lin Brehmer)

Jason Thomas Checks in from Home on Lin Brehmer’s 25th Anniversary as Morning Show Host

Everyone that’s met Lin has their own reasons why he’s awesome company. Jason shares his.

WXRT–02/03/2017

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  Academy Award-winning director/writer Francis Ford Coppola (HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

A ‘Godfather’ Behind-The-Scenes Movie Is in the Works

If you’re someone that can never possibly get enough of “The Godfather,” then this might be up your alley.

WXRT–01/31/2017

INDIO, CA - APRIL 17:  (L-R) Musicians 'G' Hastings, Kayus Bankole and Alloysious Massaquoi of Young Fathers (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Young Fathers – ‘Only God Knows’

Young Fathers are just one of the many excellent bands that you can sample right now from this week’s episode of THE BIG BEAT.

WXRT–01/30/2017

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