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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

What's That Building? Roberts Temple

This South Side church held a funeral that sparked the civil rights movement. It also launched the career of the godmother of rock ’n’ roll.

Morning Shift

Chicago Could Break Record For Longest Cold Snap

Chicago is on track to break a record this week if the temperature doesn’t reach above 20 degrees by Saturday.

Morning Shift

New State Law May Give Pass To Kids Who Want Out Of P.E.

'Morning Shift' talk to WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout about how this law will shake out in schools.

Morning Shift Podcast

The Year In News: 6 Great Songs From 2017

Songs from Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Carly Rae Jepsen were among those our panel couldn’t stop playing.

Morning Shift

The Year In News: 6 Great Songs From 2017

Songs from Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Carly Rae Jepsen were among those our panel couldn’t stop playing.

Morning Shift

Chicago Musician Jeannie Tanner

Composer, singer, and trumpeter Jeannie Tanner stops by to talk with WBEZ's Jason Marck about her style and sound.

Morning Shift

The Year In News: The Tumultuous Year In Sports

Pro sports were about more than just the games this year.

Morning Shift

Without Chicago’s Hull House, We Might Not Have Improv Today

The idea of people standing up on a stage and making something out of nothing started right here in the Windy City.

Morning Shift Podcast

Without Chicago’s Hull House, We Might Not Have Improv Today

The idea of people standing up on a stage and making something out of nothing started right here in the Windy City.

Morning Shift

The Year In News: 3 Underreported Chicago Stories In 2017

Three political reporters weigh in on Chicago's most underreported stories of the year.

Morning Shift

‘How Rude!’: New Book Looks At Cures For Our Coarsening Culture

Author Danny Wallace says that rudeness is like a virus — once you’re exposed, you’re more likely to pass it on.

Morning Shift Podcast

‘How Rude!’: New Book Looks At Cures For Our Coarsening Culture

Author Danny Wallace says that rudeness is like a virus — once you’re exposed, you’re more likely to pass it on.

Morning Shift

Doctors On The New South Side Trauma Center, Opening In Spring 2018

The University of Chicago plans to open the doors of the city’s newest adult emergency department on Friday in Hyde Park.

Morning Shift

From Budget Impasse To Pop Tax: Illinois’ Biggest Political Stories In 2017

Three political reporters weigh in on this year’s biggest stories, what was underreported, and who were the losers and winners in 2017.

Morning Shift

Comic Dwayne Kennedy Says Winter Is Great For Comedy

"The difference is in winter, you have audiences." The South Side native visited WBEZ before a three-night run at Zanies in Old Town.

Morning Shift

Photographing Chicago’s Opioid Epidemic

Chicago photographer Lloyd DeGrane makes his living working with a diverse list of clients. But his true passion is his documentary work.

Morning Shift

ESPN Podcast Tackles Tangled History Of Lights In Wrigley Field

A new ESPN documentary podcast called 'The Lights of Wrigleyville' takes a deep dive into the the history of Chicago baseball in the sunshine.

Morning Shift Podcast

Med Students In Chicago Rally For Child Health Care Reauthorization

First-year University of Chicago med students are rallying to pressure legislators to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Morning Shift

Med Students In Chicago Rally For Child Health Care Reauthorization

First-year University of Chicago med students are rallying to pressure legislators to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Morning Shift

Volunteer Opportunities For The Whole Family

Elizabeth Diffin of Chicago Parent magazine joins us to talk about why volunteering is a great family activity.

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