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]

Ever Been Axe Throwing Before? Try It out in Portage Park!

C’mon, who doesn’t want to land an axe throw? Give it a shot on the northwest side of Chicago at a spot called Thunderbolt Axe Throwing.

WXRT–05/10/2017

Jason Thomas Shares a Few Thoughts on the Newly Released Lollapalooza Schedule

A few random thoughts after spending a few minutes with the Lolla set times. Yes, that IS the band Live on the schedule…

WXRT–05/09/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: LCD Soundsystem – ‘call the police’

You didn’t think that the song of the week would be anything other than one of the new LCD songs, did you? Of course you didn’t. Sit back and enjoy “call the police” again (it gets better each time) and dig into the rest of this week’s program.

WXRT–05/08/2017

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Revisit the Legendary Hot Doug’s with ‘Hot Doug’s: The Movie’ Trailer

Jason Thomas was once addicted to Hot Doug’s and he agrees that there are no two finer words in the English language than “encased meats,” my friend.

WXRT–05/05/2017

Want to Teach Your Toddler Some Classic Rock Songs?

Noisy toys can be a drag for the grownups, but they’re not so bad if they teach your little ones the classics.

WXRT–05/02/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Phoenix – ‘J-Boy’

Excellent new tracks from The War on Drugs, Waxahatchee, Hercules & Love Affair, Foster the People, Shabazz Palaces, White Reaper, and lots more can be heard right here.

WXRT–05/01/2017

Paul McCartney Tickets up for Grabs Thursday Afternoon with Jason Thomas

Take a break from writing your 25th mock draft and listen up for your chance to win tickets to see the great Paul McCartney.

WXRT–04/27/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The War on Drugs – ‘Thinking of a Place’

You don’t hear eleven-minute songs on the radio every day, but when The War on Drugs goes long, people listen. The song of the week is their 12″ single that was just released on Record Store Day. Yes, all eleven minutes and twelve seconds of it.

WXRT–04/24/2017

The New York Times Shows Us What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

How many calories have you consumed today? The NYT shows us just how easy it is to get to 2,000 in a single meal.

WXRT–04/20/2017

Father John Misty Wants You to “Discover L.A.”

Looking for a true melting pot where the sun shines nearly every single day? Los Angeles might be your jam.

WXRT–04/18/2017

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