East Village Radio
) is an Internet radio
station which broadcasts from a storefront studio in the East Village
, in New York City
. EVR serves both as a voice for the local downtown cultural scene and as a forum for the community at large. Beginning life as a small, back-room collective of music lovers, EVR has 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 DJ
and hosts provide 16 hours of free live programming a day, in two-hour show blocks, seven 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 and 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.
EVR is intended to be 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... Read More