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]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Brian Tyree Henry and Donald Glover attend the "Atlanta" New York Screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Idea behind FX’s ‘Atlanta’ Was “‘Twin Peaks’ For Rappers” [Watch]

If you ever complain about the fact that there are too many good shows on TV and that you can’t possibly keep up with them all, well, it looks like we might have another one to add to the queue.

WXRT–08/24/2016

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THE BIG BEAT Shares the Hottest New Jams from Blood Orange, Slaves, Jagwar Ma and More [Listen]

It’s not ALL Blood Orange this week, but that wouldn’t be a bad show at all… Something to consider in the future, perhaps.

WXRT–08/22/2016

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Martin Scorsese’s next Film Is Long…and Is about Jesuit Priests

We all love Scorsese, right? Well, since “Vinyl” is gone, let’s have a look at what’s next from the Rolling Stones superfan.

WXRT–08/19/2016

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This Is Sting’s Brain on Music

We all know that talented songwriters hear music differently than the average Joe, but researchers in Montreal are beginning to figure out how and why this is.

WXRT–08/17/2016

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THE BIG BEAT Shares New Bon Iver, How to Dress Well, Crystal Castles & More [Listen]

Need close to two hours of new music to get lost in? Our own Jason Thomas gives you exactly that every single week.

WXRT–08/15/2016

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)

New Music Thursday: Beach Slang – ‘Punks in a Disco Bar’ [Watch]

Just another new record that you might be into and Thursday is the perfect day to highlight it.

WXRT–08/11/2016

Car Seat Headrest band's singer/guitarist Will Toledo performs  on October 15, 2015 during the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. Starting as a teenager, Toledo put out 11 homemade albums and posted them online, many of them raw ruminations on depression, death and drinking. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

THE BIG BEAT Digs Deeper into New Records from Car Seat Headrest, Lost Under Heaven, and More [Listen]

Lost Under Heaven (formerly known as “LUH”) has been getting as much play as anyone on the show in 2016, and the track that’s on display once you click through should explain why.

WXRT–08/08/2016

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Hamburgers, Ferraris and Factory Farms

The meat that a lot of us enjoy isn’t nearly as cheap as we think it is.

WXRT–08/05/2016

NEW YORK, NY - Syd Arthur perform onstage at the Palladia House at Northside Festival on June 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for VH1)

New Music Thursday: Syd Arthur – ‘Sun Rays’ [Watch]

As heard on Monday night new music show THE BIG BEAT, have a listen to a fine band out of Canterbury on this New Music Thursday.

WXRT–08/04/2016

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THE BIG BEAT Shares New Tracks from M.I.A., Beach Slang, Warpaint & More [Listen]

If you enjoy hearing new music and loading up your personal playlists with stuff that’ll make your friends think that you’ve been spending hours discovering new tunes, then this is the place to be.

WXRT–08/01/2016

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