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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

Why It’s So Hard To Find Male Mentors In Chicago

An official with Big Brother Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago says finding mentors on the West and South sides is a struggle.

Morning Shift

The Backstory Behind 'The Rocks'

The Belmont Rocks was a huge gathering spot for the LGBTQ community in the 1980s. Now, an author is compiling an oral history of the area.

Morning Shift Podcast

Everyone Can Understand And Enjoy Poetry

'Morning Shift' talks with the editor of 'Poetry Magazine,' Don Share about how to get over your fear of poetry, and how to engage with an art that so many find opaque.

Morning Shift

Bears Sorting Out Quarterbacks For Upcoming Season

WBEZ’s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout introduces us to the Chicago Bears' new quarterbacks.

Morning Shift Podcast

Number Of Kids Playing Tackle Football In Downward Spiral

New York Times reporter Ken Belson discusses what changes youth football organizers are making to convince parents the sport is safe.

Morning Shift

New Documentary Shows How Fight For Affordable Housing In Bronzeville Collided With 2016 Olympic Bid

A new documentary, Blueprint for Bronzeville, tells the story of the community organizers who tried to leverage the Olympic bid into a slew of affordable homeownership for the South Side community. It’s one of the entries in this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival. Morning Shift talks to the director and one of the neighborhood organizers.  

Morning Shift

Unlikely 70s Chicago Superhero Gets A Podcast

Dick Orkin joins us to talk about reviving Chickenman for a new generation.

Morning Shift

Gardening Tips To Get You Through The Summer

Eliza Furnier, program director with the Chicago Botanic Garden, joins Morning Shift to take listener's gardening questions


Remembering Wayne F. Miller

I met Wayne F. Miller for the first and only time in 2008. He was a soft-spoken man who, with his camera, had documented many of the 20th century’s events that I’ve always been interested in: The Pacific Theater during World War II, Chicago’s African American communities during the Great Migration, itinerant farm workers.


Dolphins, pelicans die by the thousands in Peru

What’s causing this sudden die-off? Experts say the answer may lie in a combination of natural and man-made problems.

Afternoon Shift

Where does our garbage go?

In late May, the Illinois House approved a measure that would prevent any new landfills from opening, or any existing landfills from expanding, inside Cook County.

Afternoon Shift

David Axelrod is thinking about more than politics

The master political strategist is our guest on Thursday's Afternoon Shift and he'll be talking about more than just the upcoming election. His daughter's illness ignited a passionate interest in epilepsy research.

Afternoon Shift

Andre 'The Hawk' Dawson lands at WBEZ

The Cubs legend spoke with Steve Edwards on Wednesday's Afternoon Shift.

Afternoon Shift

John Kass gets personal

His column sits prominently in the front of the paper, where the ghost of Mike Royko still hovers. He rails against the corruption, sweetheart deals, and the trademark tomfoolery of city and county government. I’m talking about John Kass of the Chicago Tribune.

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