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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Spoon Cover The Cramps for New Poltergeist Flick [Listen]

Poltergeist gets a reboot on May 22, in case you hadn’t heard.  Yes, sometimes the best ideas are the ones that are already out there, and since a bunch of other movies from my youth […]


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BGR: Netflix is Helping to Kill Reality TV

Are you burned out on “reality” TV?  You’re not alone.  Netflix and Amazon aren’t too high on producing their own trashy, LCD reality shows because, according to BGR, “they just don’t think interest in such […]


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Tom Waits Helps Send Letterman off in Style [Watch]

The parade of the best of the best is in full swing on Late Show With David Letterman as he’s down to the final few episodes of his legendary career.  Eddie Vedder and Bob Dylan […]


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New Music Thursday: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” [Watch]

Another Thursday here at XRT means more brand-spanking new tracks from bands that you love, and bands that you might not be familiar with yet.  I always like to use this day to share a […]


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Vampire Weekend Talk English Soccer with Men in Blazers [Watch]

I’ve mentioned a time or two in this space that I’ve become hooked on the English Premier League this year.  I’ve always enjoyed watching the big international tourneys (World Cup & European Championship) and this […]


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Watch HBO’s Star-Studded Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Trailer

You want star power?  You’re gonna find it in a new, extended trailer for the recent/upcoming Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that will air on HBO later this month.  I wrote “recent/upcoming” […]


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New Music Thursday: Titus Andronicus – “Dimed Out” [Watch]

It’s Thursday.  Louis CK is on tonight (YES!), and we have tons of new records to share with you on-air today as part of our New Music Thursday feature.  Since we’re spinning the latest and […]


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This Hand Model Does Next to Nothing with Her Hands [Watch]

When you’re looking to kill a few minutes online, Reddit always does the trick.  Today I happened upon a CBS News interview with a hand model from 2008.  The segment is introduced by Katie Couric, […]


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Want More Vice on Your TV? You’re in Luck!

Over the years, I was always amused by Vice magazine.  In all seriousness, when I first visited Chicago in 2006, I consulted the Vice Guide to Chicago several times and for the most part, it […]


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New Music Thursday: METZ – “Acetate” [Watch]

As heard on The Big Beat with Marty Lennartz, Canadian noise rockers/punks METZ are back with album #2 on May 5.  To keep things simple, they went with METZ II for the title.  Hey, it […]