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]

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Alvvays – ‘In Undertow’

“Catchy as hell” would be a good way to describe the new track from Alvvays. Hear it along with the rest of this week’s selections right here.

WXRT–06/12/2017

Thundercat Performs with Yacht Rock Legends McDonald and Loggins on ‘Fallon’

Is that Kenny Loggins on the right? Why, yes it is. He looks different, though, right? He looks good, just different than most of us remember him.

WXRT–06/06/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Broken Social Scene – ‘Skyline’

If Broken Social Scene isn’t enough to get your click, will the names LCD Soundsystem, The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, Lorde, and Grizzly Bear do anything for you? Well, hey, if you need more new music in your life, here ya go.

WXRT–06/05/2017

That One Time Jack White Taught The Edge and Jimmy Page to Play ‘Seven Nation Army’

Guitar gods teach each other their songs and how they came to be: “Seven Nation Army” edition

WXRT–05/31/2017

Get off My Lawn: Guns N’ Roses Vertical Video Edition

Vertical video is here to stay, sadly, but that won’t keep Jason Thomas from complaining about it.

WXRT–05/29/2017

Top Gun 2 to Start Filming in the next Year

Who’s ready for a sequel 30+ years after the original?! Um, ok, so a few people are, but should they be?

WXRT–05/24/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Grizzly Bear – ‘Mourning Sound’

Does Grizzly Bear still have it? Yeah, stupid question… Hear the new track along with the latest from LCD Soundsystem, Perfume Genius, The War on Drugs, Chastity Belt, and tons more.

WXRT–05/22/2017

My First Soundgarden Purchase

Jason Thomas did what a lot of other people did in 1991. He jumped onto the Soundgarden bandwagon.

WXRT–05/18/2017

Want to Attend Lollapalooza, VIP-Style? Let Me Tell You How to Make It Happen.

The Lolla Lounge is THE place to be, if you can make it happen. We’ll help you make it happen all this week and next.

WXRT–05/17/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: LCD Soundsystem – “american dream”

When there are LCD Soundsystem tracks to be featured, they WILL be featured… Sample another new one from the band along with tracks from HAIM, (Sandy) Alex G, Fleet Foxes, Hercules & Love Affair, White Reaper, and lots more.

WXRT–05/15/2017

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