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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

Food Insecurity Isn’t Just A Holiday Thing For Many Chicagoans

In Cook County alone, there are more than 200,000 food insecure children.

Morning Shift Podcast

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Morning Shift

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Food critic Steve Dolinsky says there's more to Chicago pizza than deep dish.

Morning Shift

The History Of Women Veterans And The Challenges They Face Today

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Morning Shift

"Coach Q" Fired By Blackhawks Leads A Slew Of Big Sports Stories In Chicago

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Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 9, 2018

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

Morning Shift’s Last-Minute Guide To Voting

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift Podcast

Morning Shift’s Guide to Voting In Illinois

Everything you need to know about how to vote, where to go, and all the other questions you probably wanted to ask.

Morning Shift

Morning Shift's Guide To Voting In Illinois

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Morning Shift

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A recent investigation by the Chicago Reporter, NPR and Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism revealed some shocking statistics and stories about how women are treated in the U.S. prison system. It turns out that female inmates are disciplined more often and more harshly than men for low-level violations, including infractions like having a piece of candy or showing physical affection. Morning Shift checks in with one of the journalists behind the story as well as a former corrections official who now works on prison reform.  

Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift

Remembering Legendary Bulls Coach Tex Winter

Basketball coach Tex Winter helped lead the Bulls to 6 championships dies at the age of 96

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