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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

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.

Morning Shift Podcast

‘The Epidemic Of Our Time’: A Doctor And A Patient On The Opioid Crisis

William Davis, 54, said he used heroin for about half of his life and overdosed twice. He credits one type of treatment for saving his life.

Morning Shift

Studs Terkel Lives On Through Massive Public Archive

Beginning today, the Studs Terkel Radio Archive becomes available to everyone, online, for free.

Morning Shift

‘The Epidemic Of Our Time’: A Doctor And A Patient On The Opioid Crisis

William Davis, 54, said he used heroin for about half of his life and overdosed twice. He credits one type of treatment for saving his life.

Morning Shift Podcast

How A Former Heroin Addict Helps Others Avoid Overdosing

This week, ‘Morning Shift’ talks to people on the frontlines of the opioid crisis in Chicago. One of them is “Ponytail Steve.”

Morning Shift

How A Former Heroin Addict Helps Others Avoid Overdosing

This week, ‘Morning Shift’ talks to people on the frontlines of the opioid crisis in Chicago. One of them is “Ponytail Steve.”

Morning Shift Podcast

Songs For Mom: WBEZ Listeners Dedicate Songs To Their Mothers

We open the phones to take listeners’ song requests for Mom, and are joined by radio veteran Richard Steele.

Morning Shift

Songs For Mom: WBEZ Listeners Dedicate Songs To Their Mothers

We open the phones to take listeners’ song requests for Mom, and are joined by radio veteran Richard Steele.

Morning Shift Podcast

Jazz Singer Does Sinatra His Way

Paul Marinaro is teaming up with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra to recreate what many critics call one of the best live albums of all time.

Morning Shift

Jazz Singer Does Sinatra His Way

Paul Marinaro is teaming up with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra to recreate what many critics call one of the best live albums of all time.

Morning Shift Podcast

Doctors Issue New Postpartum Guidelines For Women And Infants

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently released new postpartum recommendations for women and infants.

Morning Shift

Doctors Issue New Postpartum Guidelines For Women And Infants

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently released new postpartum recommendations for women and infants.

Morning Shift

Bears Draft Pick A Big Surprise (Not A Big Surprise)

There’s been a lot going on in local sports over the last 24 hours. WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout stops by to discuss.

Morning Shift Podcast

Chicago Band The Claudettes' New Album Fueled By New Vocalist

The Claudettes have a new album out--Dance Scandal At The Gymnasium!--and Johnny Iguana joins us to talk about the latest release.

Morning Shift

Chicago Band The Claudettes' New Album Fueled By New Vocalist

The Claudettes have a new album out--Dance Scandal At The Gymnasium!--and Johnny Iguana joins us to talk about the latest release.

Morning Shift Podcast

A Flexible Schedule Is The Wellness Benefit Workers Want

Workplace 'wellness benefits' aim to reduce employee stress, boost performance, and show the company cares about its employees.

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