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This Music Hour
This Music Hour
Hosted by John Raso.

It’s a new theme every week! Broadcasting live, host John Raso shares 60 minutes of music with something in common. Expect regular trips through pop cultures from the 50s to the present, Johnny Burnette to Johnny Marr and the Count Five to Parquet Courts. This Music Hour will be a good one.

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Category: Local Music, Music, Rock


About John Raso

John has been a denizen of NYC rock shows since he convinced his older sister to take him along to first rock show at the age of 8. This experience eventually lead to a career in the music industry doing publicity and marketing for labels including SST and Atlantic as well as a stint at LiveNation. Today, John is an executive at music rights administrator, The Harry Fox Agency. Four decades later, he still believes that a week without live music is just not a week worth having.



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  • This Music Hour #37 - Agent Orange
    by John Raso on February 14, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Another crazy week of events you could imagine let alone actually experience...when will it end? This Music Hour could have easily been an hour of screaming. Originally aired on February 5, 2018 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #36 - Doctors
    by John Raso on February 8, 2018 at 2:01 am

    It's end of January so time for my annual check ups. I have 3 lined up this week so doctors are on my mind. This Music Hour is all about them. Relax, this isn't going to hurt at all. Originally aired on January 29, 2018 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #35 - Shut Down
    by John Raso on February 8, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Inspired by today's government shut down, here's an hour of music about the government, Washington, DC and getting shut down. Enjoy! Originally aired on January 22, 2018 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #34 - Sleep
    by John Raso on February 2, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I'm so completely exhausted today...arrived on a red eye flight at 7am. This Music Hour is all about sleep... Originally aired on January 15, 2018 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #33 - Freezing Cold
    by John Raso on January 26, 2018 at 3:11 am

    It's cold out there...and you're not getting any relief with This Music Hour...all songs about cold things, cold people and Funky Cold Medina. Originally aired on January 8, 2018 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #32 - 1st Day, 1st Songs
    by John Raso on January 26, 2018 at 3:03 am

    It's the first Music Hour on the first day of the new year so here's an hour of first songs from the first side of great albums. Originally aired on January 1, 2018 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #31 - Relax, Take It Easy
    by John Raso on January 6, 2018 at 12:04 am

    It's Christmas day. The year is almost over. You made it, congratulations. You deserve to "Relax" and "Take It Easy" - for this music hour at least. Originally aired on December 25, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #30 - Holiday Music Hour
    by John Raso on December 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Here's an hour of holiday music we love - and hope you do too. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to all our listeners (FYI - music starts at 1:40 if you want to skip the promos). Originally aired on December 11, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #29 - Lights
    by John Raso on December 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    It's the season of lights so this episode is all songs about lights - literally and metaphorically. Enjoy. Originally aired on December 4, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #28 - Shopping
    by John Raso on December 5, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, Cyber Monday...here's your playlist for the high holy days of shopping. Originally aired on November 27, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #27 - Thanksgiving
    by John Raso on November 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    It's that time of year where we all get together and to share in a communal meal and be thankful for what we have. Here's an hour of music it inspires. (sorry for the odd reverb that makes me sound like a 60's AM radio DJ). Originally aired on November 20, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #26 - Autumn
    by John Raso on November 19, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Fall finally made it to Brooklyn...and the weather inspired a playlist to accompany it. So here you have songs about sweaters, leaves, and a chill in the air. Originally aired on November 13, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #25 - Run!
    by John Raso on November 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    In celebration of the NYC Marathon 2017, this hour is all songs about running. Originally aired on November 6, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #24: Halloween
    by John Raso on November 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    It's Mischief Night 2017 so here's an hour of creepy, spooky, garage rocking fun to egg houses by. Originally aired on October 30, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #23 - Oct '17 New Releases
    by John Raso on October 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    A rundown of some of the more interesting new releases for the past few weeks. It's mostly indie rock 'cause that's what we like. Originally aired on October 23, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #22 - Landmarks of NYC
    by John Raso on October 26, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Yeah, I was surprised too that there are so many songs about famous NYC landmarks. Take an hour tour of NYC without having to sit on the top of an open air bus. Originally aired on October 16, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • This Music Hour #21 - Songs About Musicians
    by John Raso on October 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Songs written about other musicians. Frequently artists write songs about other artists that inspire them. Here's an hour of some of my favorites. Originally aired on October 9, 2017 New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • This Music Hour #20 - Groupies
    by John Raso on October 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    This episode is wall to wall songs about those super fans who help musicians reach their full potential. This episode originally aired on Oct 2, 2017 New live episode every Monday at 5pm EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • This Music Hour #19 - Indian Summer
    by John Raso on October 7, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    The oddly warm September weather inspired this playlist of songs about Indian Summer and just heat in general. This episode originally aired on Sept 25, 2017 New live episode every Monday at 5pm EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • This Music Hour #18
    by John Raso on October 7, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Old and new - quite a mixed bag of music this week This episode originally aired on Sept 18, 2017 New live episode every Monday at 5pm EST on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

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