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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

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Morning Shift Podcast

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Morning Shift Podcast

Friday News Roundup

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift Podcast

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift Podcast

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift Podcast

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift Podcast

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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

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Morning Shift

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Morning Shift Podcast

New Book Shows How Chicago Pizza Is More Than Just Deep Dish

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Morning Shift

New Book Shows How Chicago Pizza Is More Than Just Deep Dish

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

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