Photos of the Day: The Storefront East Village Radio
Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC
East Village Radio (EVR) was first established in June 2003, and originally broadcast on the airwaves at 88.1 FM. But after an article in The New York Times described the station, the FCC sent a cease-and-desist letter (since 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 East Village Radio a free 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 the East Village. This was seen as a way of reconnecting EVR with the East Village community since the station was no longer literally on-the-air. According to a 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 the past four years, East Village Radio has emerged from a small, backroom collective of music lovers to become a growing fixture on a local and international level. EVR has been featured on ABC News, in The New York Times Magazine, Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Time Out New York and many others. EVR has also been nominated by the influential PLUG Independent Music Awards for Best Internet Radio Station three years in a row.
Have a listen to the innovative music by the local DJs and personalities, who might otherwise have been drowned out by the deafening presence of the East Village’s rapid gentrification, on East Village Radio.
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