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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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THE BIG BEAT Previews Lollapalooza 2016 [Listen]

More Lolla stuff, just for you. Tracks from 20-something bands you can see at the fest this weekend. Dig in!

WXRT–07/25/2016

FIDLAR performs at the Benicassim International Festival. (Photo credit: JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Thomas Shares a Few Lollapalooza Picks (Saturday/Sunday Edition)

Oh, yeah. We’re throwing the Lollapalooza suggestions at you fast and furious. Here are a few more, courtesy of our 4pm-8pm host.

WXRT–07/22/2016

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Jason Thomas Shares a Few Lollapalooza Picks (Thursday/Friday Edition)

You know all of the big names at the fest but if you need a few ideas when it comes to afternoon bands, look no further. Well, look further, just look here too.

WXRT–07/20/2016

Sigur Ros

THE BIG BEAT Debuts Tracks from Jagwar Ma, Wild Beasts, Beach Slang and More [Listen]

Yes, brand new tracks from the artists listed above, also the latest from Tycho, Preoccupations, DJ Shadow, and tons more.

WXRT–07/18/2016

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Ellery Roberts of LUH. Chats with Jason Thomas Ahead of Sunday’s Pitchfork Appearance [Listen]

Give a listen to LUH. and hear Jason and Ellery talk about Manchester, Chicago, The Haxan Cloak, what it’s like to be in a band with your S.O., and lots more.

WXRT–07/15/2016

Marvin Gaye walking ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London.  (Photo by John Minihan/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’ Documentary in the Works

Learn more about the life of Marvin Gaye, one of the greatest of all-time…

WXRT–07/13/2016

Brian Wilson

THE BIG BEAT Previews the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival [Listen]

The festival is right around the corner and since it’s loaded with bands you’ve heard on THE BIG BEAT these past couple of years, we went wall-to-wall P4K on this evening.

WXRT–07/11/2016

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Why Kids Have Summers off (and No, It’s Not to Work on the Farm)

Not every school or school district does it like this anymore, but the traditional school year that most of us know has more to do with people escaping the heat than it does working the farm.

WXRT–07/08/2016

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‘Atlanta’ to Premiere on FX September 6 [Watch Teaser]

Maybe you’ve seen a teaser or two and you’re wondering what is “Atlanta,” exactly?

WXRT–07/06/2016

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17:  Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange performs on stage at YouTube At Coppertank during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)

THE BIG BEAT Debuts New Records from Sigur Rós, Blood Orange, and Angel Olsen [Listen]

New music from Sigur Ros AND the Icelandic soccer team made it all the way to the quarterfinals in the European Championship?! Huge week for Iceland… Check out new music from the Icelandic legends and much more.

WXRT–07/04/2016

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