East Village Radio

East Village Radio

Infobox Radio station
name = East Village Radio

city = New York, NY
airdate = 2003
format = eclectic
owner = East Village Radio
webcast = [http://www.eastvillageradio.com/evr.m3u MP3]
website = [http://www.eastvillageradio.com/ eastvillageradio.com]

East Village Radio (EVR) is a free Internet Radio station which broadcasts from a storefront studio in the East Village of Manhattan, in New York City. EVR serves as both a voice for the local downtown cultural scene and as a forum for the community at large. Over the past four years, EVR has emerged from a small, backroom collective of music lovers to become a growing fixture on a local and international level.

EVR's street level studio at 21 First Avenue at East 1st Street helps maintain its independent artistic sensibility. According to an MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) study of pedestrian traffic in New York City, almost 1,800 (1,000 during off-peak travel times) pedestrians pass by the sound booth per hour.

Over 60 DJs and hosts provide 16 hours of free live programming a day, in 2 hour show blocks, 7 days a week. Each show is a distinctive sample of the vast musical spectrum: a mix of music, news, comedy and commentary. The music ranges from indie to new wave to coldwave to hip hop to post punk to vintage jazz to funk & soul to house to techno and ambient electronic. EVR provides an amalgamated cooperative of DJs and personalities who entertain and galvanize listeners with a wide array of musical genres and thought-provoking commentary.

It is first and foremost a station that exemplifies a communitarian spirit, nonconformity, and a dedication to providing a platform for innovative music. EVR provides a forum for obscure music as well as a platform for local djs and personalities who might otherwise have been drowned out by the deafening presence of rapid gentrification. EVR supports the free radio movement.


East Village Radio was first established in June 2003, and originally broadcast on the airwaves at 88.1 FM. After an article in the New York Times described the station, the FCC sent a cease-and-desist letter (being that the station was unlicensed). Due to the difficulty of obtaining new FM licenses, even LPFM licenses, in a large metropolis such as NYC, the decision was made to make EVR an internet radio station.

Some time after this, it was decided to move the studio from its original location above a restaurant to a storefront booth on First Avenue in Manhattan. This was seen as a way of reconnecting EVR with the East Village community since the station was no longer literally on-the-air.

East Village Radio's DJ line-up includes British multi-platinum artist and producer Mark Ronson.


The East Village Radio website has features, forums, press, searchable playlists, and most importantly, the [http://eastvillageradio.com/modules.php?name=evrsched EVR Schedule] .

The site also hosts podcasts of all EVR shows. The past 3 weeks of each show are always available.

[http://www.eastvillageradio.com East Village Radio]

Current DJs/Shows

*Robots with Bill Patrick
*Jamal Ali
*Mark Ronson
*Queen Majesty
*Delphine Blue
*Forty Deuce
*Daniel Nardicio
*$mall ¢hange
*Justin Carter
*Colleen Crumbcake
*Wax Poetics
*Fat Beats
*The Fader
*Gay Beach
*Morricone youth
*The Continuous Mammal


last = Blessinger
first = Brian
title = Think Local, Act Global: East Village Radio Circumvents the FCC
magazine = BPM Magazine
issue = February/March 2006
pages = 78

cite news
last = Katz
first = David
title = Internet radio takes to the street after F.C.C. clampdown
publisher = Downtown Express
date = Dec. 17 - 23
year = 2004
url = http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_84/internetradiotakes.html
accessdate = 2007-10-04

cite news
last = Hughes
first = C.J.
title = In a Small Walk-Up, A Radio Signal Is Born. But Mum's the Word.
publisher = The New York Times
date = Sept. 28
year = 2003
url = http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7DD133DF93BA1575AC0A9659C8B63
accessdate = 2007-10-04

last = D'Amico
first = Randy
title = East Village Radio: Because the regular radio just sucks
magazine = Prefix Magazine
url = http://www.prefixmag.com/features/E/east-village-radio/east-village-radio/108
accessdate = 2007-10-04

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