About Us

If you like Israeli music, you’ll LOVE Israel Hour Radio!

Hosted for nearly 25 years by Josh Shron, Israel Hour Radio is the BEST place to experience Israeli music. The show can be heard live Sundays at 11:00 am Eastern time / 18:00 Israel time at http://wrsu.org or in Central New Jersey on Rutgers University’s 88.7 WRSU-FM. Podcasts are available on-demand on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Why Listen?

Tune into Galgalatz on any given day. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear Israeli music…about HALF the time.

Most Israeli radio stations play WAY too much English music. But Israel Hour Radio spends 60 minutes each week playing nothing but your favorite Israeli songs!

Sure, there are lots of places to listen to Israeli music online. So what makes us different? Each week, thousands of listeners from around the world tune in to listen to their favorite Israeli music – accompanied by enthusiastic discussion and commentary in English. In other words, if you’re not fluent in Hebrew, but want to get better acquainted with Israeli culture, this is the Israeli music podcast for you.  Add exclusive interviews, Israeli concert information, on-air contests and lots of fun…and prepare for a unique, exciting experience you won’t hear anywhere else on the radio – or the Internet.

Our History

The Israel Hour hit the airwaves of Rutgers University’s WRSU Radio way back in 1976, as part of the station’s Sunday lineup of ethnic programming. Since then, a large roster of hosts have kept the show running strong and sounding great. But in 1994, Rutgers students Mairov Dubrovsky and Josh Shron wandered into the studio – and Josh has never looked back. 

Nearly 25 years later, Josh Shron is one of the leading promoters of Israeli music worldwide, introducing thousands of passionate fans to the joys and complexities of Israeli music.  Josh has taken the show from its humble roots serving the Central New Jersey community to a global audience passionate about Israel and its culture. 

From our live broadcast now heard worldwide, to on-demand podcasts…from a robust social media presence offering the latest in Israeli music news and information, to speaking engagements in Jewish communities worldwide, Israel Hour Radio is spreading a love of Israeli music to brand new audiences each and every day. Join in the fun!

Join the Community!

Listeners are a huge part of what makes Israel Hour Radio so much fun! From song requests to concert reviews, Israeli music is a lot more fun if we’re all listening TOGETHER. Is there a song we’re not playing, but SHOULD? Have a comment, question, suggestion, or (heaven forbid) complaint?  Please keep in touch!

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Email: info (at) israelhour.com
WhatsApp: (732) 844-9778
Studio Line: (732) 932-8800
(To reach us ONLY when we’re on the air: Sundays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern time)

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