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: ODESZA – “Line of Sight”

The third track from ODESZA’s “A Moment Apart” to get a spin on THE BIG BEAT leads the way this week, and hear more from Franz Ferdinand, King Krule, Sunflower Bean, and others.

WXRT–11/20/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Sunflower Bean – “I Was a Fool”

Sunflower Bean are back! So are Belle & Sebastian, Fever Ray, Franz Ferdinand, Quicksand, Julien Baker, Miguel, and tons more. Hear ’em all right here.

WXRT–11/13/2017

Foo Fighters Tickets For You! No, Thank YOU!

Few people enjoy returning to Wrigleyville as much as Dave Grohl. We can get you in to see him along with Pat, Taylor and the rest of the band all this week on XRT.

WXRT–11/07/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Shame – “Concrete”

This week’s batch of new tunes is led by a blistering track from a young band out of South London. Rock out to Shame and then dig into the rest of this week’s picks…

WXRT–11/06/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: tUnE-yArDs – “Look At Your Hands”

We’re so happy to have tUnE-yArDs back. And LCD Soundsystem, and Franz Ferdinand, and Hamilton Leithauser, and Quicksand, and Fever Ray, etc, etc…

WXRT–10/30/2017

The Perfect Halloween Soundtrack, Courtesy of John Carpenter

Are you on the hunt for a tremendous Halloween soundtrack? Well, the creator of, um, “Halloween” can hook you up.

WXRT–10/30/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Fever Ray – “To the Moon and Back”

Dig into this week’s episode of THE BIG BEAT. Oh, and along with posting every track played on the show, spend some time with the show in Spotify playlist form.

WXRT–10/25/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Bully – “Kills to Be Resistant”

Bully, The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and tons more are right here, all begging to be heard…

WXRT–10/16/2017

If You Love ‘The Shining’ but Have Never Seen ‘Room 237,’ Here It Is

If you enjoy the 1980 classic, then you’ll LOVE hearing some interpretations from Kubrick enthusiasts.

WXRT–10/11/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Ages and Ages – “How It Feels”

Ages and Ages are back with a delightful new track. Sample it along with everything else Jason played on the show this week (Run The Jewels, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Parade, Alvvays, and more).

WXRT–10/09/2017

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