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]

#TBT: Alice Cooper Performs ‘Eighteen’ on West German TV in 1972

Alice Cooper at his absolute peak is a sight to behold…

WXRT–03/23/2017

‘T2 Trainspotting’ Opening Tomorrow

The Trainspotting sequel opens in Chicago tomorrow (Thursday). Will you choose it?

WXRT–03/22/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Real Estate – ‘Stained Glass’

THE BIG BEAT goes back to the beginning with Real Estate and we’re more than happy to share their latest work. Listen to it along with everything else from this week’s show.

WXRT–03/20/2017

Ray Davies Knighted, You Will Hereby Refer to Him as ‘Sir Ray’

“It lasted three minutes and it went very well and I said goodbye and went home.”

WXRT–03/17/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Little Dragon – ‘Sweet’

The brand new jam from Little Dragon is just the tip of the iceberg. Sample every other track from this week’s program as well…

WXRT–03/13/2017

St. Patrick’s Weekend Do’s & Don’ts

Some of the behavior exhibited on St. Patrick’s Day (and the weekend leading up to it) can be suspect, so as a reminder here are a few things that you should, and more importantly, shouldn’t do.

WXRT–03/08/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Kishi Bashi – ‘Can’t Let Go, Juno’

Come for Kishi Bashi, and stay for tracks from The xx, Pissed Jeans, Dirty Projectors, The Black Angels, Hippo Campus, and more.

WXRT–03/06/2017

“In the Air Tonight” YouTube Battle: Risky Business vs. Miami Vice

Yeah, we’ve all heard “In the Air Tonight” a gazillion times, but it was used in some iconic ’80s movie and TV scenes and finding a song that encapsulates the decade as well as “ITAT” can be difficult.

WXRT–03/03/2017

Here’s What Happens When You Text and Drive in the U.K.

If you’re a little too attached to your phone while driving in the UK, it’s possible to lose your license on your first strike. Here’s to that!

WXRT–03/01/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Pissed Jeans – “The Bar Is Low”

This week’s featured track sounds just as cool as the band’s name. Get to know Pissed Jeans and a whole bunch of other under-the-radar acts.

WXRT–02/27/2017

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