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: 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…


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.


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.


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…


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.


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).


Watch Fleet Foxes Cover Tom Petty at the Chicago Theatre

Who doesn’t love Petty? No one. The answer is no one.


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Deadly Valentine”

Charlotte is amazing on the screen and not bad in the studio either. Sample her latest, along with the rest of this week’s picks.


Watch Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams Join Forces in Toronto

Bruce & Bryan taking on each other’s hit songs…


THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Alex Cameron – “Runnin’ Outta Luck”

If you have any sort of soft spot for ’70s/’80s radio pop, then you might dig this new one from Alex Cameron.




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