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Jason Marck

Jason Marck

Morning Shift Producer

Jason produces segments and pieces together all the elements to execute The Morning Shift program. He is also the regular fill-in host when Tony Sarabia’s away.

Jason spent five years on the air and helping to run his college station KJHK at the University of Kansas. After that he spent seven years as a DJ and production director at KLZR, one of the earliest and most influential commercial Alternative stations in the country. From there it was on to Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles, producing and directing The Tony Bruno Show which aired on over 150 stations coast-to-coast.

In 2004, he was finally back home in Chicago and working for WBEZ. Jason has earned multiple awards for writing and production from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, several awards for work here at WBEZ from the Chicago Headline Club, and a James Beard Foundation award.

He has a wife and two young sons, is an avid photographer, drummer, lover of the Chicago Cubs, and a (tie)dyed-in-the-wool Deadhead.

Recent Stories

Morning Shift Podcast

State Rep Pushes Law Enforcement On Possible Serial Murders, Silky Ganache Rules RuPaul’s Drag Race

IL State Rep. Patricia Van Pelt on her efforts to push the investigation forward, and Chicago’s Silky Ganache talks Drag Race and much more.

Morning Shift Podcast

Preckwinkle, Raoul Talk Priorities for County, A.G.’s Office

Toni Preckwinkle looks ahead to the next year for Cook County, and Kwame Raoul on his first 100 days as Illinois’ Attorney General.

Morning Shift Podcast

Stanley’s Closes Shop, U.S. Poet Laureate Reaches Out

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith tries to bring America together through poetry, and a beloved near-north side grocer shuts its doors for good.

Morning Shift Podcast

Earth Day Spotlights Environment In Chicago And In Fiction

What Chicago needs to become a truly “green” city, and climate change as fodder for fiction writers

Morning Shift Podcast

The Hilarious, Heartbreaking Essays Of Writer Damon Young

Writer Damon Young gets personal in his new book of essays “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker”. Plus an invitation share your summer fun with WBEZ

Morning Shift Podcast

Burke, Foxx Lead Our Friday News Roundup

WBEZ political reporter Dan Mihalopoulos and Daily Line political reporter A.D. Quig break down this week’s big Chicago stories in our Friday News Roundup

Morning Shift Podcast

Possibility Of A Serial Killer Nothing New For Chicago Activists

Community activists have been raising alarm bells for years over the murders of 51 African American women in Chicago. Why weren’t the cops listening? And we explore the use of “auxiliary police” in the suburbs.

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Democratic Socialists See Major Gains In Chicago’s City Hall

New Democratic Alderman want to change the way the city does business. And we bring you the final vote tallies from the election.

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Is A Serial Killer Loose In Chicago?

A serial killer may be going undetected in Chicago, and Aretha Franklin wins a posthumous Pulitzer.

Morning Shift Podcast

Would You Pay $10 To Drive Into The Loop?

NYC announced congestion pricing for Manhattan beginning in 2021. And the new U.S. Youth Poet Laureate is from Oak Park

Morning Shift Podcast

Folded Map Project Expands, Ernie Banks Gets A Bio

Photographer Tonika Johnson's "Folded Map Project" is bigger and better than ever. And Cubs legend Ernie Banks gets a new bio from famed sportswriter Ron Rapoport

Morning Shift Podcast

Krystal Metcalf’s Soul-Rock Will Knock Your Socks Off

What happens when Aretha Franklin meets Queen and Chaka Khan meets Led Zeppelin? You get the rockin’, soulful sounds of Chicago’s Krystal Metcalfe

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New Ernie Banks Bio Reveals The Real "Mr. Cub"

Legendary sportswriter Ron Rapoport delivers a complete picture of the greatest Cub of all time, Ernie Banks

Morning Shift Podcast

Lightfoot, Smollett, Divvy Bikes Dominate Our Friday News Roundup

Our panel of journalists wonder what Lori Lightfoot’s transition team means for her future administration, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in the hot seat over the Smollett case are some of the stories we cover in the Friday News Roundup

Morning Shift Podcast

Former Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara Talks Truth and Justice

Former federal prosecutor talks about his years going after criminals in government and business, and how the wheels of justice work in order to find the truth and protect our democracy.

Morning Shift

Chicago Election Results: A New Mayor, Treasurer, And Some Races That Are Too Close To Call

Morning Shift breaks down what comes next for Chicago after this historic municipal election.

Morning Shift Podcast

Expert: Dropping Smollett Charges The Kind Of Reform Voters Wanted

A criminal justice researcher says dropping charges in Smollett case is a positive step towards the reform voters asked for when they make Kim Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney. And Chicago’s Open TV proves to be launching pad for diverse stories and careers.

Morning Shift Podcast

Protecting Beauty And Creating Jobs Along Chicago River, and March Madness Begins

Organization says open land along the Chicago River could create jobs and protect flora and fauna. And The DePaul women’s basketball team soars into the NCAA turney for the 17th straight year.

Morning Shift Podcast

Preferential Treatment At U of C Intern Program, And Chicago’s LGBT Literary Awards Nominees

Uncovering preferential treatment to children of big donors at the University of Chicago, and the Lambda Literary Awards unveils a slew of Chicago nominees

Morning Shift Podcast

Finding The Humanity In Victim And Offender, And The CSO On Strike

A mother teaches public her son, and her son’s killer, were more than the bad mistakes they made. and the latest on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musician’s strike.

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