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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]

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Daft Punk to Return in ’17?

Daft Punk can be hard to figure out, but that doesn’t stop their fans from trying.


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THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The xx – ‘Say Something Loving’

Yes, more new music to share from The xx along with the rest of this week’s episode of THE BIG BEAT.



Sleater-Kinney Share ‘Surface Envy’ From Upcoming Live Album

What’s better than a blistering live recording from Sleater-Kinney? Not much.


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Covers That Are Better Than the Originals: “Walk This Way”

What’s the first song that pops into your head when you think of covers that are better than the originals?


BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23:  James Alex of Beach Slang performs during Splendour in the Grass 2016 on July 23, 2016 in Byron Bay, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

THE BIG BEAT’s Best of 2016

Looking back at the year that was in the form of 26 scorching tracks.


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My First Memories of Prince

Everyone remembers prominent artists in their own way. Jason Thomas shares some of his memories of The Purple One.


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Do Teenagers Prefer Social Media to Drugs and Alcohol?

A post about how awful screen time can be…viewed on a screen.


INDIO, CA - APRIL 11:  Musician Tycho (Scott Hansen) performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

THE BIG BEAT Shares the “Second Best of 2016”

A REALLY nice warm-up for next week’s proper “best of 2016” show. This is the best of the rest (and still really damn good)…


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‘Portlandia’ Returns for 2017 with More Special Guests

Who doesn’t love a good Portlandia cameo? There are as bunch of ’em lined up for 2017.



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