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. 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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  • 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 →

  • This Music Hour #58 - Fruit
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Yes this week's theme is really FRUIT. Apples, Peaches, Pears, and even Kiwis get the musical treatment. Enjoy! Originally aired live July 16, 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 #57 - Rock n Roll
    by John Raso on November 9, 2018 at 1:43 am

    Almost from it's inception, rock and roll was self-referential and it has never stopped. This week it's an hour of rock and roll songs about rock and roll Originally aired live July 9, 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 #56: Not The Beatles
    by John Raso on September 8, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    The Beatles wrote many songs that they weren't the first to record (or didn't record at all) and they also participated individually in recordings of others. This Music Hour you'll hear many of them. Originally aired live June 25, 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 #54 - The Devil
    by John Raso on August 2, 2018 at 3:55 am

    This Music Hour was inspired by the little guy standing on everyone's left shoulder. Don't worry, we will not be traveling down to Georgia for this one. Originally aired live June 11, 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 #53 - Here Comes The Summer
    by John Raso on August 2, 2018 at 3:44 am

    This Music Hour has a bit of weather obsession so any excuse to give you an hour of music about the sun is a good one. And what's a better excuse than the beginning of summer? Originally aired live June 4, 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 #52 - Hungry
    by John Raso on August 2, 2018 at 3:39 am

    This Music Hour skipped lunch today and by the time this 5pm broadcast rolled around our stomach was growling. That's how we ended up with a playlist of music about being hungry. Originally aired live May 21, 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 #51 - Nashville Deep
    by John Raso on August 2, 2018 at 3:33 am

    This is our second episode broadcast live from Nashville. We go a little deeper this time with some more obscure music made in Nashville. Originally aired live May 14, 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 #50: Here In My Car
    by John Raso on May 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    There have been songs about cars since not long after a musician first saw one. They have been so inspirational that they are practically a genre unto themselves. This Music Hour features songs all written from the point of view from inside of a car. Originally aired live May 7, 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 →