Israel Hour Radio: February 3, 2019
Feb 3, 2019 1:00:17
What are Israeli soldiers listening to? Galgalatz radio recently tallied song requests from chayalim (soldiers), and counted down the top songs they requested over the past year. So this week, we're bringing you the top 13 - a fun mix of Israeli songs old and new. Can you guess which song hit #1?
Israel Hour Radio: January 27, 2019
Jan 27, 2019 1:00:01
Love music? Yeah, we thought so. Our internal focus groups have shown that this week's new Israeli music makes you 78 percent more likely to smile today. Enjoy brand new tunes from Achinoam Nini, Omer Adam, A-WA, Eli Botner (and a surprise guest), Danny Robas, Nurit Galron and many more!
Israel Hour Radio: January 20, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 56:02
As most of the US remains in a deep freeze this week, Israel is celebrating the beginning of spring! It's Tu B'shavat, a celebration of trees, rebirth, and the environment, and we'll join in the fun with some appropriate music. Of course we'll also bring you some incredible music by your favorite artists, including what is shaping up to be the biggest song of the week - and perhaps the year. Don't miss the fun!
Israel Hour Radio: January 13, 2019
Jan 13, 2019 1:02:05
New songs, concert announcements, listener requests...oh my! This week, enjoy the best new music from the Holy Land, including one "refresh" of a song from the 70s. Did they ruin the original, or successfully retro-fit it for a new generation? Plus - March is shaping up to be a BIG month for Israeli concerts in the USA. Hear all about it in this week's edition of Israel Hour Radio.
Israel Hour Radio: January 6, 2019
Jan 6, 2019 1:03:42
Can a podcast make you smile? YES! Our first show of 2019 features some incredible new tracks from David Broza, Avraham Tal, Mosh Ben-Ari, a strange group called "MaZeZe" and more...PLUS one of the biggest English hits of 2018 sung by a pair of popular Israeli singers, and some amazing listener requests!
Israel Hour Radio: December 30, 2018
Dec 30, 2018 58:48
What are Israelis listening to on Spotify? In our final episode of 2018, we look back at the top songs streamed on Spotify in Israel this year. Yes, most of them are sung by Omer Adam...but to be fair to the other artists, we'll only play him once this hour. Did your favorite song make our countdown? Here's to an incredible year of Israeli music in 2019!
Israel Hour Radio: December 23, 2018
Dec 23, 2018 58:20
Can't get through the week without your fix of new Israeli music? We can help! This week, a bold new song for Hadag Nahash, an easy win for the artist behind Spotify's song of the year in Israel, a live performance for Yardena Arazi, an important announcement about this radio program, and so much more! Don't forget to review our show on iTunes!
Israel Hour Radio: December 16, 2018
Dec 16, 2018 59:46
Welcome to your Israeli soundtrack for the week...this time, featuring great new music from Shimon Buskila, Natan Goshen, Jane Bordeaux, Eyal Golan, Keren Peles, and many more! Plus - a couple of items we left out of last week's Yigal Bashan tribute, and more details on the Israeli concerts headed to the USA.
Israel Hour Radio: December 9, 2018
Dec 9, 2018 58:00
The Israeli music world has lost one of its greats. Yigal Bashan passed away this week at age 68, leaving behind a treasure chest of incredible music in a career that spanned more than 50 years. This week, we devote a full hour to the music of Yigal Bashan. You're sure to hear a song or two that you know and love! He will be missed.
Israel Hour Radio: December 2, 2018
Dec 2, 2018 59:56
Welcome to Chanukah 5779! Israel Hour Radio is proud to offer the Israeli soundtrack to your Chanukah celebration. From classic Israeli Chanukah favorites, to contemporary songs about candles, light, and miracles, you'll enjoy listening to this episode again and again throughout all eight days of the holiday. Play us loud during your Chanukah get-together!
Israel Hour Radio: November 25, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 1:01:43
No matter where you grew up, "todah" (thank you) is probably one of the first Hebrew words you ever learned. This week, we're celebrating Thanksgiving in the US with Israeli music that expresses gratitude. YOU'LL be thankful for brand new Israeli music by your favorite artists, like Subliminal, Rami Kleinstein, and even Shlomo Artzi! Plus, a look into the new Ofra Haza tribute album, a 'sequel' to Ethnix's 1993 hit, 'Jessica'...and more!
Israel Hour Radio: November 18, 2018
Nov 18, 2018 59:58
Like Israeli music? Of course you do. Like NEW Israeli music? If it's good, heck yeah! This week, tune in for the very latest tunes from Israel, from artists you know and love...like Roni Dalumi, Harel Moyal, Muki, Eliad, and more! Plus - Static and Ben-El try something new, Ninet attempting therapy via music, and a great list of Israeli concerts coming to the USA. Be sure to subscribe!
Israel Hour Radio: November 11, 2018
Nov 11, 2018 58:53
For those who find themselves singing along in the car to the music we play, or for fans of 'shira b'tzibur' (public Hebrew sing-alongs), this is the episode for you! This week, we're playing a full hour of the Israeli songs you love to sing along to. These are songs you know and love...and when they come on the radio, you just can't help but sing along! Warm up your vocal chords, and join in the fun!
Israel Hour Radio: November 4, 2018
Nov 4, 2018 58:32
Your official roundup of this week's best new Israeli music is here! This time, you'll hear the latest from Harel Skaat, Rita, Dudu Aharon, and more. Plus - a tribute to Yitzchak Rabin, a fantastic a capella 'Evolution of Shlomo Artzi', and new songs from two classic Israeli singers: Yardena Arazi and Ilanit!
Israel Hour Radio: October 28, 2018
Oct 28, 2018 1:04:21
We had mixed emotions on the day this show was recorded, 24 hours after the brutal murder of 11 Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. On one hand, Jews worldwide were grieving, still trying to come to terms with the shocking news. On the other hand, we feel that we have an obligation to celebrate Israel and its culture in the 60 minutes we are allotted each week. So after we play a couple of songs of hope, we spend the rest of the hour celebrating brand new music from Israel...and maybe that's just what we need today. Am Yisrael Chai!
The Israel Hour: October 21, 2018
Oct 21, 2018 57:56
Your favorite weekly podcast is back with the very best in Israeli music! This time, we feature Eden Ben Zaken, Yuval Dayan, Momy Levy, Stephane Legar, Arik Einstein, Ethnix and more! Plus: the Israeli music community fights breast cancer in its own special way...and we celebrate 'Yom HaAliyah' with some very special music.
The Israel Hour: October 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018 59:52
The stars come out on Israel Hour Radio! This week: the latest from Idan Raichel, Sarit Hadad, Natan Goshen, Ninet Tayeb, Kobi Aflalo, Jane Bordeaux, and many more...plus - our review of Miri Mesika's performance in NYC!
The Israel Hour: October 7, 2018
Oct 7, 2018 53:20
As always, we've got our finger on the pulse of Israeli music today! Enjoy an incredible selection of Israeli songs from Nadav Guedj, Static and Ben-El Tavori, Miri Mesika, Dudu Aharon, Eden Ben Zaken and many more! Plus: a brand new, modern version of the classic dance "Mayim Mayim", the #1 song in Israel today, and a preview of Miri Mesika's USA tour!
The Israel Hour: September 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018 1:00:13
The "heavy" holidays are behind us, and now it's time to enjoy the beautiful holiday of Sukkot. Enjoy some fun music of the season, a whole bunch of amazing listener requests, and of course, brand new Israeli music by many of your favorite artists! Plus - can a sukkah save your life? You'll learn the answer this week on Israel Hour Radio.
The Israel Hour: September 16, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 58:10
Shana Tova! Its our first show of 5779, and in the week between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we have three goals: 1. To wish you a Shana Tova through music; 2. To keep you up to date with the very latest in Israeli music; 3. To officially introduce you to our brand new web site, www.MyIsraeliMusic.com. We hope we've sufficiently accomplished all three!
The Israel Hour: September 9, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 1:02:41
It's that time again...time to count down the very best Israeli songs of the year on our final show of 5778. We've brought you some amazing music all year long...but which songs made it to the top of the list this year? Enjoy our countdown of the top 13 songs, as selected by listeners of Kan Gimmel radio. Did your favorite song make the list?
The Israel Hour: September 2, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 59:13
After a wonderful month of 'Chagigot', it's time to return to what we do best: present the latest and greatest in Israeli music! This week, enjoy a full hour of BRAND NEW music that we've been itching to play for you all summer...including hits from your favorite artists like Idan Raichel, Kobi Peretz, Subliminal, Static and Ben-El Tavori, Mosh Ben-Ari, and many more!
The Israel Hour: August 26, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 1:01:00
You voted...we're counting 'em down! In the final week of our August Chagigot, we count down your all-time favorite Israeli Eurovision entries, as voted by our listeners. These are some of Israel's biggest songs ever, and you'll hear all of your favorites - as well as some you probably haven't heard in a while - on this week's great show. Enjoy 60 minutes of musical memories, and feel free to sing along!
The Israel Hour: August 19, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 1:02:50
This week, Israel Hour Radio transforms into Radio Tel Aviv - on our Chagigat Shirei Tel Aviv! We've devoted many shows over the years to the music of Jerusalem, but never before have we spent an hour playing songs about Israel's most exciting city, the cultural capital of Israel! What's YOUR favorite Tel Aviv landmark or memory?
The Israel Hour: August 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 58:10
What's better than listening to Israeli music on the radio? Listening to Israeli music ABOUT radio on the radio, of course! This week, it's our Chagigat Shirei Radio, featuring Josh's two favorite things: Israeli music and radio. Enjoy an hour of great songs all about radio, plus some priceless soundbites from the archives of Kol Yisrael - chronicling the history of the land of Israel as it unfolded on the air. You'll also hear Josh's very first moment on WRSU, back in 1994.
The Israel Hour: August 5, 2018
Aug 5, 2018 58:40
Welcome to August Chagigot 2018! Each week in August, we devote the show to a particular topic in Israeli music, and play a collection of songs related to the topic. This year, we begin with a slightly PG-13 topic, playing songs about wine, beer, drinking, bars, and getting drunk! It's our Chagigat Shirei Yayin V'bira. L'chaim!
The Israel Hour: July 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018 58:52
In honor of Tu B'av, the Israeli festival of love, we proudly present a steamy collection of your favorite Israeli love songs ... the cheesier, the better! Featuring music by Eyal Golan, Rami Kleinstein, Idan Raichel, Moshe Peretz, David Broza and many others. Tune in and listen with someone you love.
The Israel Hour: July 22, 2018
Jul 23, 2018 1:00:23
Originally broadcast on the morning of Tisha B'av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Israel Hour Radio presents a inspiring collection of songs celebrating the capital city of Jerusalem - a city very much in our thoughts on this special day. You'll also hear the fascinating story behind 'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav' - probably the most beloved song ever written about Jerusalem - courtesy of our friends at the 'Israel Story' podcast.
The Israel Hour: July 15, 2018
Jul 16, 2018 1:02:48
Who doesn't love summer? Apparently Israeli singers do, judging by the large number of Israeli summer songs out there. This week, we present the ultimate summer soundtrack...a collection of incredible Israeli songs celebrating 'kayitz' in Israel! It's the perfect episode to take along to your next trip to the beach.
The Israel Hour: July 8, 2018
Jul 9, 2018 1:05:11
Catching you up on the latest and greatest in Israeli music, including new tunes from Moshe Peretz, Eyal Golan, Shiri Maimon, Static and Ben-El Tavori, Sarit Hadad and many more! Plus - news on Amazon in Israel, Koolulam in Jerusalem, August Chagigot in New Jersey, and Netta Barzilay's 'Toy' in legal trouble. An action-packed episode...don't miss it!
The Israel Hour: July 2, 2018
Jul 2, 2018 59:45
Josh is back from Israel...and what a musical trip it was! This week, hear the 'Israeli music soundtrack' for his trip - including brand new songs by Rita, Omer Adam, Idan Raichel, Eden Ben-Zaken, Ivri Lider, Shlomo Artzi and many more! Plus - hear about Josh's enjoyable visit with Hadar Marks of Galgalatz radio.
The Israel Hour: June 10, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 1:04:20
Presenting Part 4 of '70 Years, 70 Songs', the conclusion of our review of the history of Israeli music. This time we cover songs released from 1994 to 2018 - all at a very rapid pace. Did your favorite songs make our list? Spend an enjoyable hour re-living the past 25 years in Israeli music, courtesy of your friends at Israel Hour Radio.
The Israel Hour: May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018 1:05:15
As we continue our retrospective of the history of Israeli music, we're proud to bring you part 3 of our '70 Years, 70 Songs' series. This week, we feature songs from 1975 through 1993...and there are some great ones! Enjoy this walk down memory lane in honor of Israel's 70th birthday.
The Israel Hour: May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018 1:01:57
NETTA! NETTA! NETTA! We did it! Israel is the winner of Eurovision 2018 - bringing the popular singing contest to Jerusalem in 2019! This week, we celebrate this huge milestone together. Plus - it's week #2 of '70 Years, 70 Songs', with one song per year, taking us from 1961 - 1974. Sing along and smile!
The Israel Hour: May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018 50:50
Welcome to week #1 of Israel Hour Radio's exclusive presentation of '70 Years, 70 Songs'! All throughout the month of May, we're continuing Israel's 70th birthday celebration by presenting a special song from each of Israel's 70 years of existence. This week: we take you from 1948 - 1960, with some great 'golden oldies' along the way. How many of these songs do you remember?
The Israel Hour: April 22, 2018
Apr 22, 2018 47:45
It's week #2 of our mega musical celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut 5778! Have you seen the many new viral musical performances floating around the internet this year? If not, we've got you covered...and if so, you'll love hearing them again! Plus - your favorite patriotic Israeli music from throughout the ages, as well as YOUR Yom Ha'atzmaut greetings!
The Israel Hour: April 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018 1:02:21
Welcome to Yom Ha'atzmaut 5778 on Israel Hour Radio! We kick off Israel's biggest birthday party ever with the first of TWO weeks of shows to mark the big day. Enjoy an incredible soundtrack of songs for Yom Ha'atzmaut - including songs from yesteryear as well as songs released just this past week. Happy birthday, Israel!
The Israel Hour: April 8, 2018
Apr 8, 2018 52:37
As we get closer to Israel's 70th birthday, let's begin the celebration by listening to the very best Israeli music of the 1970s! The decade of disco, bell-bottoms and Watergate also brought some of the greatest Israeli music of all time. You'll have a ball singing and dancing along to these classics, guaranteed to make you smile. Did your favorite song make our playlist?
The Israel Hour: March 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018 59:02
Got Passover on the brain? Yeah, we thought so. We'll get you through the holiday with your favorite unleavened Israeli tunes for Pesach. Plus, as a special holiday gift, enjoy brand new music by Shlomo Artzi, Chanan Ben Ari, a slightly controversial cover by Sarit Hadad, and a special new duet in honor of Israel's 70th!
The Israel Hour: March 18, 2018
Mar 18, 2018 59:51
It's here! Our official Eurovision song has been reveled, and one thing's for sure...it's odd. Listen and judge for yourself. Also, Spotify comes to Israel, Static and Ben-El come to Capitol Records, and Israel's 70th birthday 'hora' comes to us courtesy of Yardena Arazi and Lior Narkis. Plus - how much will Israeli artists earn for a concert on Yom Ha'atzmaut? The answers may surprise you! And...a ton of amazing music, of course. Tune in!
The Israel Hour: March 11, 2018
Mar 11, 2018 1:11:45
In honor of International Women's Day, Israel Hour Radio is featuring female Israeli artists this week! All of your favorites are here, including Rita, Sarit Hadad, Miri Messika, Aya Korem, Shiri Maimon, Zehava Ben, Yehudit Ravitz and many more!
The Israel Hour: February 25, 2018
Feb 26, 2018 56:03
An action-packed show this week! We remember Ofra Haza, 18 years since her passing, reveal the artist that will represent Israel in Eurovision 2018, debut new songs by Rami Kleinstein, Idan Raichel and others, get you in the holiday spirit with great Purim music, tell you about Eden Ben-Zaken's latest 'scandal', and much more! Guaranteed to make you smile!
The Israel Hour: February 18, 2018
Feb 19, 2018 1:08:56
Three things to know about this week's show: 1. It (obviously) features incredible Israeli music; 2. It includes instructions on how to reach us on our new WhatsApp number; 3. It's more than an hour long, a welcome change with all of the recent sports pre-emptions we've seen lately. Ready? Set? Download!
The Israel Hour: February 11, 2018
Feb 12, 2018 40:12
Great songs...music news...concert announcements...listener requests...all packed into 40 short minutes! This week: Shiri Maimon, Omer Adam, Static + Ben-El Tavori, Ninet Tayeb, Rami Kleinstein and many more!
The Israel Hour: January 21, 2018
Jan 22, 2018 46:18
So what if our broadcast was unexpectedly cut short by WRSU Sports? We still packed some amazing content into a shorter-than-usual show, bursting with new releases, concert announcements, music news, and YOUR requests!
The Israel Hour: January 14, 2018
Jan 15, 2018 1:08:22
Sometimes, the playlist just WORKS. In our humble opinion, this is one of those times. Agree? You'll love this super-sized hour of Israeli entertainment, featuring brand new music by Shiri Maimon, Subliminal, Nadav Guedj, Ninet Tayeb and many more songs to make you SMILE!
The Israel Hour: January 7, 2018
Jan 8, 2018 45:54
So much great Israeli music in 2017, we couldn't fit it into one episode! Here's part two of our look back at Israeli music in 2017, including the official list of the most-played songs on Israeli radio in 2017. Enjoy hits from Idan Raichel, Hanan Ben-Ari, Sarit Hadad, Eyal Golan and many more!
The Israel Hour: December 31, 2017
Jan 1, 2018 1:00:21
Wow...what a year! On our last show of 2017, Israel Hour Radio brings you the BEST music of 2017...and quite simply, this is an amazing collection of Israeli music! Let us know if you agree! Happy New Year from Israel Hour Radio!
The Israel Hour: December 24, 2017
Dec 25, 2017 59:42
After a few weeks away, we're pleased to present a fresh episode with tons of great music! This week: enjoy the very latest from Ivri Lider, Lior Narkis, HeChatzer Ha'achorit, plus some great collaborations by Shlomo Artzi and Omer Adam, Gidi Gov and Yoni Richter, and a whole bunch of Banai family members paying tribute to the late Meir Banai.
The Israel Hour: December 3, 2017
Dec 4, 2017 58:52
When you get the chance to interview one of your comedy idols, you don't pass it up...so please welcome the legendary JACKIE MASON to Israel Hour Radio! Jackie offers his unique take on Israel, politics, sexual misconduct and more. PLUS - we speak with best-selling author Shira Taylor Gura about her upcoming Israeli musical project. Oh yeah...there's lots of great Israeli music too.
The Israel Hour: November 12, 2017
Nov 13, 2017 1:01:00
Classic songs to sing along with, the hottest hits of today, your song requests, and everything in between...it's all there on this week's Israel Hour Radio! Tune in for Ethnix, Shlomo Artzi, Rami Kleinstein, Eliad, Idan Raichel, Rita and many more!
The Israel Hour: November 5, 2017
Nov 6, 2017 1:06:45
This week, Josh looks into the end of Channel 2 TV, the beginning of Galgalatz radio, the end of Daylight Saving Time, and the debut of some pretty darn good music. Trust us, it'll all make sense when you listen. BTW, be sure to post a review of our show on iTunes, ok?
The Israel Hour: October 29, 2017
Oct 30, 2017 1:07:08
Whenever Static and Ben-El Tavori release a new song nowadays, the Israeli music community takes notice. This week, you'll hear their latest hit, already a smashing success on Israeli radio. PLUS - Sarit Hadad's touching new song to her new daughter, the latest from Hana Ben-Ari, Shimon Buskila, Yishai Revo and others, Israeli concert info, and tons of fun! Download and smile!
The Israel Hour: October 22, 2017
Oct 23, 2017 1:02:27
Is it 2017...or 1987? This week, it's 'Totally 80s' on Israel Hour Radio, featuring the best Israeli music from the decade that brought us Pac Man, big hair, break dancing and Rubik's Cube. All songs (well, most anyway) guaranteed to make you smile. Did your favorite 80s song make our playlist?
The Israel Hour: October 15, 2017
Oct 16, 2017 58:27
Israeli music + Fun = Israel Hour Radio! This week, we're celebrating 'renewal' as the holidays are behind us and the new year un-officially begins. You'll also hear red-hot songs by Dudu Aharon, Eden Ben-Zaken, Eli Botner and a very special duet from Rita and her daughter!
The Israel Hour: October 8, 2017
Oct 9, 2017 1:02:31
Omer Adam, Mashina, Shlomo Artzi, Mosh Ben-Ari, Shiri Maimon, Shimon Buskila and several of their friends all welcome you to this week's edition of Israel Hour Radio...featuring a guest appearance by Wonder Woman Gal Gadot!
The Israel Hour: October 1, 2017
Oct 2, 2017 1:05:36
Following several weeks of chagigot, countdowns and Shana Tova wishes, we're back to 'normal' on Israel Hour Radio. But there's still plenty of fun to be had! Enjoy new music by Idan Raichel, Rita, Lior Narkis and two of Israel's hottest teenage stars, hear our annual Yom Kippur tradition, and sing along to songs you know and love!
The Israel Hour: September 24, 2017
Sep 25, 2017 1:08:29
Our first show of the year is always one of our favorites. This week, we look back at the best Israeli music of 5777, as selected by listeners of Kaan Gimmel Radio in Israel. Join us as we count down the top 14 songs of 5777! Did your favorite song make the list?
The Israel Hour: September 17, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 1:05:11
It's that time again...time to reflect on the year that's passed and express our hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Music has a way of expressing exactly what we're all feeling this time of year. Our last show of 5777 features our favorite 'songs of the season'...with our very best wishes for a Shana Tova!
The Israel Hour: September 10, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 55:40
An action-packed episode, to say the least! This week, an exclusive interview with Yonina, the adorable Israeli husband and wife team that have become viral YouTube sensations...plus incredible new music from Omer Adam, Shiri Maimon, Shlomi Shabbat, Idan Raichel and many, many more! Don't miss this one!
The Israel Hour: September 3, 2017
Sep 4, 2017 1:03:19
We conclude our August Chagigot with a celebration of longevity, paying tribute to artists who have been on the Israeli music scene for many years. We'll listen to their first hit as well as their most recent, while marveling at their musical maturity over the years. Did your favorite legendary artist make our list?
The Israel Hour: August 27, 2017
Aug 28, 2017 58:23
Here's a topic we've never covered before: 'one-hit-wonders'...songs by an artist who enjoyed tremendous fame and fortune with one song, but could never duplicate their success later in their careers. In other words, you probably know the song, but you may not know the artist. Tune in and uncover some musical gems!
The Israel Hour: August 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017 58:23
Sometimes the journey is as exciting as the destination. That's certainly the case this week, on our Chagigat Shirie Masa - songs of the journey! Join us for 60 minutes of songs about traveling, journeying, wandering, and meandering down the path of life.
The Israel Hour: August 13, 2017
Aug 14, 2017 1:01:09
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our 2017 August Chagigot! We kick things off with a bang this week, with our "Chagigat Shirei Chagiga" - an amazing collection of FUN songs with the words "chagiga" or "messiba" in the title. Tune in and get ready to PARTY!
The Israel Hour: July 30, 2017
Jul 31, 2017 59:24
On this week before Tisha B'av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, we comfort ourselves with a selection of Shirei Eretz Yisrael, beautiful songs of Israel. What song best expresses your love for Israel? Plus - a sad farewell to Amir Fryszer Guttman.
The Israel Hour: July 23, 2017
Jul 24, 2017 1:03:09
Ready for RAMI? The talented Mr. Kleinstein is our special guest this week, telling us about the latest addtion to his family, his musical career, his upcoming shows in the US, and more! Plus, of course, the very best in Israeli music, with new songs from Eyal Golan, Hatikvah 6, Cafe Shachor Chazak and more of your favorites!
The Israel Hour: July 16, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 59:29
Sad to be back from Israel, happy to be back in the studio with GREAT Israeli music! This week, Rami Kleinstein, Eliad, Miri Messika, Harel Skaat, David Broza, Muki and many more!
The Israel Hour: July 2, 2017
Jul 3, 2017 1:02:43
Mairov and Josh are broadcasting from ISRAEL! They've been compiling an amazing collection of HOT new music since they've arrived, and are excited to share it all with you! What's been blaring on radios throughout the country this week? Tune in and find out!
The Israel Hour: June 11, 2017
Jun 12, 2017 55:28
It's official. We've discovered Israel's 'Song of the Summer' 2017, performed (of course) by Static and Ben-El Tavori. It's just a hunch, but we have a feeling you'll be hearing it EVERYWHERE, including this week on Israel Hour Radio. ALSO, new music by Avraham Tal, Jane Bordeaux and a great new song by Chanan Ben-Ari. Join us for the music, stay for the FUN!
The Israel Hour: May 28, 2017
May 29, 2017 1:08:40
Chag Sameach! We're celebrating Yom Yerushalayim this week, marking 50 years (!) since the miraculous reunification of Jerusalem as part of the Six Day War. How do we celebrate? With music, of course! Join us for more than an hour of Shirei Yerushalayim, old and new.
The Israel Hour: May 21, 2017
May 22, 2017 1:03:55
It's been a busy week in the world of Israeli broadcasting, with the closing of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. But WE were most concerned about the future of Reshet Gimmel, our favorite Israeli music station in Israel. This week, Josh explains the entire situation. Plus - tons of your favorite Israeli music...and is it the end of the Eurovision for Israel?
The Israel Hour: May 7, 2017
May 8, 2017 1:00:56
As we continue to recover from a euphoric Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Hour Radio returns with the soundtrack for your week. This time: music from Static and Ben-El Tavori, Sarit Hadad, Ethnix and more...a great new collaboration between Dudu Aharon and Lior Narkis...a final look at our Eurovision entry...and a new Idan Raichel song which is NOT sung by Idan Raichel. You'll love every minute!
The Israel Hour: April 30, 2017
May 1, 2017 1:19:35
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ISRAEL! We're celebrating Israel's 69th in the only way we know how...by playing the amazing patriotic Israeli music that you know and love! You'll fall in love with Israel all over again with our annual blue and white, flag-waving, music-filled, falafel-scented, "ein-li-eretz-acheret" themed YOM HA'ATZMAUT spectacular! Plus - we speak with Mishy Harman, host of the amazing "Israel Story" podcast...as we learn the story of those telling the stories of the people of Israel. Chag Sameach!
The Israel Hour: April 9, 2017
Apr 10, 2017 1:00:02
Ah, Passover...the most wonderful time of the year...right? Ready or not, it's that time again. We celebrate with a selection of great Pesach music, plus the hottest songs in the land. Can you think of a better way to celebrate the season?
The Israel Hour: March 26, 2017
Mar 27, 2017 1:08:31
Where can you find all of Israel's biggest musical celebrities in one place? You've found it. The soundtrack to your week includes music by Shlomi Shabbat, Moshe Peretz, Kaveret, Rita, Ivri Lider and a special medley of songs from Les Miserables in Hebrew. Plus - we think we've found the next big Israeli hit song. Are we right?
The Israel Hour: March 19, 2017
Mar 20, 2017 1:06:25
WARNING: You may experience an uncontrollable urge to dance while listening to this show. Enjoy great music by Shlomo Artzi, Rami Kleinstein, the Idan Raichel Project, Eyal Golan, Jane Bordeaux, our official entry to Eurovision 2017, and much more!
The Israel Hour: March 12, 2017
Mar 13, 2017 1:07:08
It's a busy Purim Day at Israel Hour Radio! We'll celebrate with an exclusive interview with Ivri Lider, an interview with the leaders of the ORT organization about the upcoming Shlomo Artzi show in New York, and of course, your favorite Purim music! Purim Sameach!
The Israel Hour: March 5, 2017
Mar 6, 2017 56:37
Another week, another awesome music mix. This time, we'll hear brand new music by Cafe Shachor Chazak, Hatikva 6 and Natan Goshen mong others, take a look at the number one song of two years ago this week, meet Israel's representative to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest...and have a lot of fun doing it all. We hope you'll join us!
The Israel Hour: February 19, 2017
Feb 20, 2017 1:03:22
The perfect blend of old and new this week...including familiar favorites by Shlomo Artzi, Kaveret, Shiri Maimon and Ivri Lider - and HOT new tunes by Idan Raichel, HaUltras, Noa Kirel, and the SIZZLING new song by Static and Ben-El Tavori. Download and smile! :-)
The Israel Hour: February 5, 2017
Feb 6, 2017 45:30
It's Super Bowl Sunday in the USA...but what does that have to do with Israeli music? Not much. But it gives us the chance to use the word *Super* more often than we should in hyping up this week's podcast...so join us for a SUPER collection of SUPER Israeli music! BTW...it'll be super.
The Israel Hour: January 29, 2017
Jan 30, 2017 59:51
Every so often, a collection of songs becomes greater than the sum of its parts. This week's playlist, in our humble opinion, is one of those great collections of music where is each song is better than the last. Listen and let us know if you agree!
The Israel Hour: January 15, 2017
Jan 16, 2017 1:00:40
The life, the career, the soulful music of Meir Banai, who passed away this week at age 55. This week, we play some of his greatest hits and remember a life cut way too short. Plus - some exciting brand new music by (Meir's cousin) Ehud Banai with Barry Sacharoff, Idan Raichel, Dudu Aharon and much more!
The Israel Hour: January 8, 2017
Jan 9, 2017 58:55
Mairov Dubrovsky joins us this week with some of the strangest Israeli stories of 2016, as well as some of the hottest Israeli tunes of 2017! Hear the top three songs of the week, info on our upcoming appearance in Bethesda, MD, some great requests and more!
The Israel Hour: January 1, 2017
Jan 2, 2017 1:03:00
Our first show of 2017 features a look back at Israeli music in 2016. What are Josh's picks for the best songs of the year? Find out in this great hour of Israeli music!
The Israel Hour: December 25, 2016
Dec 26, 2016 56:06
It's Chanukah 5777! The Israel Hour is here to offer the soundtrack to your sufganiyot. Enjoy an hour of great Chanukah music, from traditional Israeli classics to modern favorites, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. And when the 25th of Kislev and the 25th of December coincide, the musical results can be, well, interesting...
The Israel Hour: December 18, 2016
Dec 19, 2016 1:05:04
Our special guest this week: the amazing DAVID BROZA! David speaks with us about his career, his recent documentary on Netflix, his "old" new song, his upcoming show in New York City...and more! Plus, a tribute to the late Ahuva Ozeri, and a ton of hot brand new Israeli music!
The Israel Hour: December 4, 2016
Dec 5, 2016 40:18
A short but mighty Israel Hour episode this week, featuring great songs by Pablo Rosenberg, Alon Olearchik, Cafe Shacor Chazak, Amir Dadon, Idan Raichel, Kaveret, Lior Narkis and many more!
The Israel Hour: November 27, 2016
Nov 28, 2016 1:03:55
TODAH! On this Thansgiving weekend in the USA, we're playing songs of thanks...in addition to some of Israel's hottest new music! You'll hear amazing collaborations between Eliad and Shimon Buskila, Ehud Banai and Barry Sacharoff, Avraham Tal and Infected Mushroom and many more! THANK YOU for listening to Israel Hour Radio!
The Israel Hour: November 20, 2016
Nov 21, 2016 45:32
Presenting the one and only YAEL NAIM! The Israeli/French singing superstar talks to us about her unexpected success, her cool new viral video, her upcoming shows in the USA and more!
The Israel Hour: November 13, 2016
Nov 14, 2016 1:00:18
We try NEVER to get political on your favorite Israeli music show, but we feel obligated to pay homage to the new POTUS with the only appropriate song we could find. Plus - more on the great Israeli concerts touring the USA, incredible new Israeli music, a Hebrew tribute to the late Leonard Cohen...and more!
The Israel Hour: October 30, 2016
Oct 31, 2016 1:01:05
We continue our look back at Israeli music in 5776, feature the top Israeli songs of the past week, take a look at the amazing Israeli concerts touring the United States, and try out Facebook live for the first time - all on this action-packed edition of Israel Hour Radio!
The Israel Hour: October 23, 2016
Oct 24, 2016 54:42
We were expecting to speak with Yael Naim, but we weren't able to connect. Instead, we continue our wrap up of 5776 in review, with more of the year's best music...PLUS the top three songs of the new year (so far)!
The Israel Hour: October 16, 2016
Oct 17, 2016 1:00:25
Shana Tovah! Our first show of the year is our favorite show of the year...counting down the top songs of 5776! What were the hottest Israeli songs of the past year? Did your favorite songs make the list? Tune in and find out!
The Israel Hour: October 2, 2016
Oct 3, 2016 59:03
Direct from Australia...The Israel Hour is proud to welcome Aura Levin Lipski, publisher of HebrewSongs.com and a vast network of other amazing web sites! Tune in as Aura and Josh discuss Israeli music, Israeli dance, the legacy of Shimon Peres and much more. Plus - great musical selections for Rosh Hashana!
The Israel Hour: September 25, 2016
Sep 26, 2016 1:00:16
So what if Josh has laryngitis? The music still sounds amazing, as always. This week, the latest from Sarit Hadad, Eden Ben Zaken, Hatikva 6 and Mosh Ben-Ari, Shalom Hanoch, and new husband-and-wife-team Yonina, plus Rami Kleinstein and Keren Peles LIVE in Cesaria! Come for the music, stay for the fun!
The Israel Hour: September 4, 2016
Sep 5, 2016 59:36
With our August Chagigot behind us, we now return to the task of bringing you the hottest music in the land of Israel...so this week, we feature the #1 song on Reshet Gimmel's radio countdown, the #1 song on the Galgalatz radio countdown, and the #1 song heard on Israeli radio more than any other overall. Do we have our finger on the pulse of Israeli music fans, or what?
The Israel Hour: August 28, 2016
Aug 29, 2016 58:35
The Israel Hour debuted on WRSU Radio in 1976...and now, 40 years later, we're still at it! This week, we celebrate our milestone anniversary with a walk down memory lane, speaking with former hosts Hezi Daus, Yael Zofi Wohl, Dorit Eichhorn Mermelstein and Jacqueline Shagam - and playing the top Israeli songs of 1976. Happy anniversary to US!
The Israel Hour: August 21, 2016
Aug 22, 2016 57:36
Love to dance? You'll love this collection of Israeli dance music! We're celebrating the worldwide phenomenon of Israeli Dancing on this week's Chagigat Rikudei Am!
The Israel Hour: August 14, 2016
Aug 15, 2016 1:01:45
It's always great to listen to songs of Jerusalem, but on Tisha B'av, those songs become even more meaningful. Enjoy our Chagigat Shirei Yerushalayim, a full hour of songs that bring out the beauty and majesty of Israel's capital city.
The Israel Hour: August 7, 2016
Aug 8, 2016 59:12
Let the games begin! In honor of the Summer Olympics, we're proud to kick off this year's August Chagigot with our Chagigat Shirei Sport...playing Israeli songs about sports, games, athletics, exercise and more!
The Israel Hour: July 31, 2016
Aug 1, 2016 1:03:41
This week on Israel Hour Radio: The dogs go to the movies, Yehuda Poliker goes to the USA, Rotem Cohen goes to #1, The Israel Hour prepares to go into *Chagigot* mode...and much more! GO and listen now!
The Israel Hour: July 17, 2016
Jul 18, 2016 1:03:48
Put simply, you are going to LOVE this week's music mix! This amazing collection of recent Israeli hits includes several songs perfect for summer. If you like music, and you like fun, then stop reading and just listen already!
The Israel Hour: July 10, 2016
Jul 11, 2016 59:09
Sarit Hadad and Shalom Hanoch? In duet? Singing Muzika Mizrachit??? It's true! You'll hear this interesting new song, and so many more of today's biggest Israeli hits, this week on Israel Hour Radio. Download now!
The Israel Hour: June 26, 2016
Jun 27, 2016 1:00:44
Where else will you hear Al Kol Eileh followed by the latest Israeli rap song? You never know what you'll hear next on Israel Hour Radio! This week, our usual mix of AMAZING Israeli songs, some fun music we found online, and a discussion of Hebrew names that don't sound quite as good outside of Israel. You'll love it!
The Israel Hour: June 19, 2016
Jun 20, 2016 58:30
The hottest songs in the land are here! After a couple weeks away, we're thrilled to be back with an all-new Israel Hour! This week, an all-star lineup featuring Rami Kleinstein, Keren Peles, Ivri Lider, Kobi Aflalo, Idan Raichel, Moshe Peretz, Cafe Shachor Chazak...and many more! Plus, The Israel Hour celebrates Father's Day!
The Israel Hour: May 29, 2016
May 30, 2016 53:16
The Israel Hour welcomes special guest Idan Raichel, telling us about his latest album, his solo concert tour, his life as a parent and more! Plus - the hottest songs in the land, starring Dudu Tassa, Lior Narkis, Yuval Dayan, Eliad and many more!
The Israel Hour: May 22, 2016
May 23, 2016 1:00:20
Looking for Israel's hottest songs? You've come to the right place! You'll hear the top four songs on Reshet Gimmel's weekly countdown...plus a look into Idan Raichel's upcoming solo appearances in the US! All that and much more, this week on Israel Hour Radio!
The Israel Hour: May 15, 2016
May 16, 2016 29:57
Only 30 minutes this week, but you'll love each second. In honor of the Eurovision Song Contest, we're playing Israel's greatest Eurovision hits! You'll hear some of Israel's most beloved songs of all time. Tune in...and sing along!
The Israel Hour: May 8, 2016
May 9, 2016 58:28
Our annual Yom Ha'atzmaut spectacular is here! Celebrate Israel's 68th birthday with your favorite Shirei Eretz Yisrael...songs celebrating the land of Israel!
The Israel Hour: April 17, 2016
Apr 18, 2016 1:07:39
After 21 years, Mairov finally gets the chance to interview her Israeli musical idol, Yuval Banai of Mashina! This week, Yuval speaks with Mairov and Josh about the band's upcoming US tour, his number one collaboration with Shlomo Artzi, his future plans and much more!
The Israel Hour: April 10, 2016
Apr 11, 2016 47:38
An abbreviated show this week, jam-packed with great music! We'll take a look at new albums from Shlomo Artzi, Eyal Golan and The Revivo Project...hear from Subliminal on why Israeli rap needs to be political...play some great songs you probably haven't heard in a while...and more!
The Israel Hour: April 3, 2016
Apr 4, 2016 1:00:42
Want to keep up with today's hottest Israeli hits? You've come to the right place! This week, a few great new duets, including Hatikva 6 + Infected Mushroom, Shlomo Artzi + Yuval Banai, Rami Kleinsten + Keren Peles and more!
The Israel Hour: March 27, 2016
Mar 28, 2016 1:06:12
The biggest names in Israeli music! Hadag Nachash, Keren Peles, Rita, Eyal Golan, Miri Messika, Rami Kleinstein, Eliad, Shai Gabso and many more!
The Israel Hour: March 20, 2016
Mar 21, 2016 57:48
With Purim on the way, it's time to have some fun. We've got music that'll put you into a good mood, make you smile, and leave you wanting more!!
The Israel Hour: March 13, 2016
Mar 14, 2016 59:49
If you like music, Israel or fun, you'll love this week's broadcast - featuring the latest from Tipex, Sarit Hadad, Balkan Beat Box, Shlomi Shabbat, Mosh Ben-Ari and many more. You'll be smiling all hour long!
The Israel Hour: March 6, 2016
Mar 7, 2016 58:26
The top three Israeli songs of the week, full coverage of Israel's song selection for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, and a great playlist of Israeli music. What more could you ask from the BEST Israeli music radio program on the planet?
The Israel Hour: February 21, 2016
Feb 22, 2016 59:36
A pretty amazing mix of Israeli music, if we may say so ourselves...featuring today's hottest hits, some amazing listener requests, an Israeli hotel's "Leap Year Day" special unlike any other, and a tribute to the great Ofra Haza, 16 years since her passing.
The Israel Hour: February 14, 2016
Feb 15, 2016 59:47
A fantastic hour of Israeli music awaits you on this week's show! We'll remember Shoshana Damari a decade after her passing, play some incredible new music by some of Israel's finest, and keep you smiling with some amazing Israeli tunes!
The Israel Hour: February 7, 2016
Feb 8, 2016 1:05:51
Gefen, Haddad, Kleinstein, Nini, Poliker, Raichel, Peles, Robas, Banai, Subliminal...and MANY more...all this week on Israel Hour Radio!
The Israel Hour: January 31, 2016
Feb 1, 2016 56:32
The top four songs in the land of Israel, an amazing cover of an English song by an Israeli artist, an incredible a capella mash-up, and so much more...all this week on The Israel Hour!
The Israel Hour: January 17, 2016
Jan 18, 2016 59:20
By popular demand, we're playing a SECOND week of Israeli oldies! This week, we're featuring the #1 songs of the year from 1963-1976. Tune in ... and prepare to smile!
The Israel Hour: January 10, 2016
Jan 11, 2016 56:23
How can you not love Israeli oldies? The Israeli music of yesteryear is fun, meaningful and often reminiscent of a simpler time. You're sure to enjoy this first week of a 2-part series on Israeli oldies!
The Israel Hour: January 3, 2016
Jan 4, 2016 59:50
Happy 2016! It's as good a time as any to look back at the best Israeli music of 2015, no? Hear all your favorites this week, right here!