This Music Hour on Radio Free Brooklyn
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. Check out past themes below.
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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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  • Episode 78: A Different White Album
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Inspired but The Beatles "white album" turning 50 years old, here's an alternative take on that collection of songs. Originally aired live December 17, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 77: Cyber Monday
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 2:15 am

    It's Cyber Monday so today's theme is computers. It's your soundtrack to online shopping. Originally aired live November 26, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 76: Thanksgiving '18
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 2:07 am

    We have cooked up a special episode for Thanksgiving - turkey, mashed potatoes, peas and gravy. Come and get it! Originally aired live November 19, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 75: Sick, Sick, Sick
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Ugh - we're not feeling too great today but the show must go on. Don't worry, this episode is not contagious. Originally aired live November 12, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 74: Go Vote!
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 1:59 am

    It's election day 2018 tomorrow - go out and vote! Here's an hour of songs to get you motivated to make a difference. Originally aired live November 5, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 73: Halloween '18
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 1:55 am

    An hour of goofy and spooky songs to get you ready for Halloween. Originally aired live October 29, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 72: Stress & Anxiety
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 1:51 am

    This week we try to get it all out of our system with songs about stress, pressure and panic. Originally aired live October22, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • Episode 71: Trash
    by John Raso on January 8, 2019 at 1:47 am

    This week's show features songs about trash, garbage men and clean up women. Originally aired live October 15, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #70 - Italians
    by John Raso on November 10, 2018 at 3:37 am

    It's Columbus Day so let's celebrate the Italians who rock. This Music Hour offers up a playlist from Dino to Danzig. Originally aired live October 8, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #69 - Dogs
    by John Raso on November 10, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Lots of songs have been written about man's best friend. Here's a whole hour of 'em. Originally aired live October 1, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #68 - Answer Songs
    by John Raso on November 10, 2018 at 3:25 am

    This Music Hour is all songs written in response to other songs. If you're not familiar with the concept, it will all makes sense shortly. Originally aired live September 24, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #67 - Brothers
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Last week Sisters so this week Brothers. He ain't heavy. Originally aired live September 17, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #66 - Sisters
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:55 am

    This was originally going to be Brothers & Sisters but we found so many we split it into two hours. This week it's Sisters - next week it's Brothers. Originally aired live September 10, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #65 - Work (Labor Day)
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:46 am

    It's Labor Day Monday - we celebrate the worker with songs about work. Originally aired live September 3, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #64 - Up in an Airplane
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:40 am

    This Music Hour takes to the air with this week's AIRPLANE theme. Sit back, fasten your seatbelt and extinguish all cigarettes for this first class trip. Originally aired live August 27, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #63 - Baseball
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:27 am

    The boys of summer are in full swing! Grab a beer, some peanuts and a hot dog for this week's hour of baseball songs. Originally aired live August 20, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #62 - Stormy
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:13 am

    It's miserable out there! Stay inside and stay dry with This Music Hour of stormy music. Originally aired live August 13, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #61 - Booze
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:08 am

    We need a drink. This Music Hour brings you an hour of songs about BOOZE. Drink up in this toast to alcohol! Originally aired live August 6, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #60 - Outta Space
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 2:04 am

    We're going extraterrestrial this episode with nothing but songs about outer space. Look up at the sky and listen as we leave the earth (for an hour at least). Originally aired live July 30, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →

  • This Music Hour #59 - Fish
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 1:59 am

    This Music Hour is still thinking about food this week so you're getting a whole hour of songs about FISH. There's more than you might think. Originally aired live July 23, 2018 on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com New episodes of This Music Hour air live Monday nights at 5pm. Listen live on the RFB app, TuneIn or online. Subscribe to the archive through Podomatic. Listen →