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    Indie 102.3 Live

Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas

Hear First

Hear First

Hosted by Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas brings you an hour of brand new music you won’t be hearing anywhere else. From indie rock, alternative, hip-hop, R&B and everything under the sun. If it's new, you’ll hear it here first. Airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. 

Jason Thomas is the afternoon host on Indie 102.3.

Professional background

Jason joined Colorado Public Radio in 2020 after spending 13 years at WXRT/Chicago as afternoon/evening host. His radio career began at student-run KVHS in Concord, Calif. as morning host and program director before getting his foot in the door as a phone operator at KITS/San Francisco. What began as a minimum-wage, entry-level position turned into a full-time on-air job as the overnight/fill-in/weekend host. During his time in San Francisco radio, he also served as events manager for the long-running indie nightclub, Popscene. After seven years in San Francisco, he headed to KZON/Phoenix to host evenings and a weekly new music show. A sudden format flip after only six months in Phoenix led him to an interview with WXRT/Chicago where he signed on in 2006 as afternoon/evening host. He later inherited their influential weekly new music show, “The Big Beat,” and served as host/curator from 2015 through 2020.


My Favourite Quote

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” ~ Seneca

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