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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


Remembering Wayne F. Miller

I met Wayne F. Miller for the first and only time in 2008. He was a soft-spoken man who, with his camera, had documented many of the 20th century’s events that I’ve always been interested in: The Pacific Theater during World War II, Chicago’s African American communities during the Great Migration, itinerant farm workers.


Dolphins, pelicans die by the thousands in Peru

What’s causing this sudden die-off? Experts say the answer may lie in a combination of natural and man-made problems.

Afternoon Shift

Where does our garbage go?

In late May, the Illinois House approved a measure that would prevent any new landfills from opening, or any existing landfills from expanding, inside Cook County.

Afternoon Shift

David Axelrod is thinking about more than politics

The master political strategist is our guest on Thursday's Afternoon Shift and he'll be talking about more than just the upcoming election. His daughter's illness ignited a passionate interest in epilepsy research.

Afternoon Shift

Andre 'The Hawk' Dawson lands at WBEZ

The Cubs legend spoke with Steve Edwards on Wednesday's Afternoon Shift.

Afternoon Shift

John Kass gets personal

His column sits prominently in the front of the paper, where the ghost of Mike Royko still hovers. He rails against the corruption, sweetheart deals, and the trademark tomfoolery of city and county government. I’m talking about John Kass of the Chicago Tribune.

Afternoon Shift

Bursting the Idea Bubble

TED, a conference started in 1986, has grown into a phenomenon that we’re calling “The Idea Bubble.”  In addition to TED, there’s Aspen, and Summit Series, and PopTech, and FOO Camp, and Solve-for-X.  TED’s famed 18-minute talks, posted on their website, have gone viral with millions of views.  But have we reached the saturation point?

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