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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

Cubs Fly Into The All-Star Break

The Morning Shift breaks down the state of Chicago's major sports franchises from the Cubs to the Bulls.

Morning Shift

Lester Rey Explores Sexuality, Social Justice through Latin Soul Music

Rey talks about everything from his upbringing in the Pentecostal Church to his groundbreaking video with trans rapper Lila Star.

Morning Shift

ARC Gallery Celebrates 45 Years Of Highlighting Women Artists

Forty-five years after its founding, ARC Gallery is alive and well, and will be continuing its mission in a new, larger space.

Morning Shift

Latest Gen Forward Survey Takes On LGBTQ Issues

Every 2 months the University of Chicago's Gen Forward project releases a survey of diverse millennials on an important social topic. This time around, it's LGBTQ issues.

Morning Shift

Devil In A Woodpile Digs Down Deep To America’s Musical Roots

Devil in a Woodpile has been cranking out tunes from the early part of the 20th century for almost 20 years during their weekly residence at the Hideout. Find out the story behind the band, their sound, and their unique relationship with one of Chicago's favorite music venues

Morning Shift

Adler Team Searches For Space Rocks In The Lake

A trained actor, a bunch of teenagers, and a few others attempt the first deep-water meteorite rescue mission in the Adler's new Aquarius Project

Morning Shift Podcast

Ethan Hawke On His New Movie ‘Blaze’: It’s ‘Celebrating Regular Life’

Hawke’s film ‘Blaze’ is a biopic on the little-known legacy and life of musician Blaze Foley.

Morning Shift

Ethan Hawke On His New Movie ‘Blaze’: It’s ‘Celebrating Regular Life’

Hawke’s film ‘Blaze’ is a biopic on the little-known legacy and life of musician Blaze Foley.

Morning Shift

Omar Coleman’s Journey From Barber To Bluesman

Coleman used to cut hair in a Chicago barbershop. Now the harmonica player and singer cuts albums that mix blues, soul, funk, and R&B.

Morning Shift Podcast

Historic Chicago Blues and Jazz Record Label Delmark Gets New Owners

What's in store for 65-year-old Delmark Records,which was recently sold to new owners

Morning Shift

Historic Chicago Blues and Jazz Record Label Delmark Gets New Owners

What's in store for 65-year-old Delmark Records,which was recently sold to new owners

Morning Shift

Blues Legend Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Dies At 83

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater released 20 albums, played thousands of shows and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Morning Shift

Public Spaces Can Be A Minefield For Black And Brown People

From a group of teens on the Mag Mile to a student napping at Yale University, we talk about who "belongs" in certain public spaces

Morning Shift

Father-Daughter Duo ‘Someone Old Someone New’

Morning Shift talks to father-and-daughter duo “Someone Old, Someone New” for our Chicago Summer music series.

Morning Shift

Think Things Are Bad Under Trump? Historian Says Think Again

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham’s new book argues “we are not at the absolute worst moment in the life of the republic.”

Morning Shift Podcast

Mr. Beef’s Chris Zucchero Helps Chicago Celebrate Italian Beef Week

Chris Zucchero, co-owner and manager of the legendary Mr. Beef, talks about how Jay Leno used to sleep in the parking lot.

Morning Shift

Mr. Beef Helps Celebrate National Italian Beef Week (Which Is A Thing)

Chris Zucchero, co-owner and manager of the legendary Mr. Beef, talks about how Jay Leno used to sleep in the parking lot.

Morning Shift Podcast

How A Local Program Helps Young Addicts Recover

Marty Cook says the northwest suburbs saw an “avalanche” of young people seeking recovery programs a few years ago. So he helped create one.

Morning Shift

How A Local Program Helps Young Addicts Recover

Marty Cook says the northwest suburbs saw an “avalanche” of young people seeking recovery programs a few years ago. So he helped create one.

Morning Shift

Experimental Popsters The Sea and Cake Exploring Brazilian Grooves On New Album

Chicago band The Sea and Cake founder, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist Sam Prekop talks about 'Any Day,' their first album in six years.

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