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]

“Wayne’s World” AND Alice Cooper Coming to Millennium Park

The only thing better than watching Wayne’s World again is seeing Alice Cooper provide introductory remarks prior to the screening!


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Weaves – “53”

Also not to be missed is the latest from The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Mount Kimbie, The Districts, The Lemon Twigs…all of which are right here.


Danish Police Crack Down on Crappy Street Musician

Don’t try to play on the streets of Denmark unless you can bring it.


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Protomartyr – ‘My Children’

Yeah, the Protomartyr is excellent, and so is the LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, Lemon Twigs, Cut Copy, Ariel Pink and Belle & Sebastian…


Stephen King’s “It” Gets a Cinematic Update

If you thought Pennywise was creepy on the screen in 1990, wait until you see what they’ve done with him in 2017.


When Should You Be Listening for Arcade Fire Freebies This Week? Jason Has All the Info.

Free tickets to massive arena rock shows… Does this interest anyone?


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Bully – ‘Feel the Same’

A new track from Bully is awesome enough, but on top of that you get stuff from Francis and the Lights, METZ, The National, Grizzly Bear, Run The Jewels, The xx, and a whole bunch more.


Jason’s Lollapalooza Picks: Part II

Here are another four acts for you to check out if you’ll be venturing into Grant Park this coming weekend.


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The Lemon Twigs – ‘Night Song’

If you have a soft spot for ’70s “AM Gold,” then you’ll probably like what The Lemon Twigs have going on. Check out their latest along with a TON of other new tracks for you to dig into.


Jason’s Lollapalooza Picks: Part I

There are a ton of bands to see and limitless possibilities, so one of our DJs chimes in with a few ideas for you to take into consideration when planning your attack.




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