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EVR

East Village Radio (EVR) was an Internet radio station which broadcasted from a storefront studio in the East Village of Manhattan, in New York City. The station shut down on May 23rd, 2014.

EVR's street-level studio was on 21 First Avenue at East 1st Street. 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 passed by the sound booth per hour. Over 60 DJs and hosts provided 16 hours of free live programming a day, in two-hour show blocks, seven days a week. Programming featured a mix of music, news, comedy and commentary. Music ranged from indie to new wave to coldwave to hip hop and post punk to vintage jazz, funk and soul to house, techno and ambient electronic.

East Village Radio was established in June 2003, and 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 as the station was unlicensed to use the airwaves. Due to the difficulty of obtaining new FM licenses, 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.

This archive is a collection of shows from the last 5 years of East Village Radio (2009-2014), comprising roughly 10,300 hours of programming. In it are captured the spirit, news, and heart of the East Village Radio experience. Where available, playlists and show descriptions have been added. Corrections and additions are encouraged.

If you are an East Village Radio DJ Alumnus, and have questions, additions, or corrections for your shows, or links to your current projects/whereabouts, please contact the curator, Jason Scott, at jscott@archive.org


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Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Gay Beach
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Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Morricone Youth
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Soundtrack music from the first talking picture onwards. If it was written to accompany images on a screen, we'll play it. Popcorn optional. Sundays 2 - 4 PM ET
Forty Deuce
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Back to the days of flippin' coins, Forty Deuce delivers Funk, Soul and Hip Hop classics diluted with rare gems. Old school's finest! Wednesdays 6 - 8 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
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Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Academy Records
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Academy Records NYC and friends play stuff from our own and the stores. We don't even know how to work those CDDJ deals. Vinyl fetishism is a disease and it might be contagious. Sundays 8 - 10 PM ET
Guilty Pleasure
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DJ Elhaam likes pop music and is not ashamed to say it. The best new releases and old favorites in Britpop, dance rock, indie and hip-hop, plus special musical guests. Mondays 8 - 10 PM ET
The Rest Is Noise
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Liberally littered with British biscuits, Swedish snacks and 12" vinyl from the early 80's, The Rest Is Noise leaves you with a song stuck in your head every week. Wednesdays 12 - 2 PM ET
The Holy Sh-t Sound System
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Anybody can play German synth minimal tunes next to New Zealand guitar pop and blend into vintage reggae and lo-fi indie noise. Not everyone can make it sound good. Mondays 4 - 6 PM ET
Peer Pressure
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Rock music in its myriad forms, from Memphis '65 to Detroit '69 to London '76 to L.A. '81 and beyond. Punk, soul, reggae, garage... it's all folk music anyway. Wednesdays 10 - 12 PM ET
Delancey Music Service
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Eli Escobar spins everything from Thompson Twins to Shit Robot. Expect the best of everything on Fridays. Fridays 4 - 6 PM ET
Pizza Party
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Remember the guy at your local used record store? If he had his own radio show, it would sound like this--jangly pop, old college radio favorites, weird obscurities and more. Thursdays 4 - 6 PM ET
The Ragged Phonograph Program
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Cylinder & Disc recordings of Ragtime, Marches, Jazz, Blues, Vaudeville, Comedy, Sentimental Ballads, & plenty of Popular Vocal numbers. Fridays 8 - 10 AM ET
Happy Medium
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Brazilian bands that sound like The Cure, Warsaw artists that sounds like Joy Division, Jakarta acts that sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, 80s, 90s, global, new wave, post punk, shoe gaz... Saturdays 8 - 10 PM ET
The Bobbito Garcia Radio Show
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Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love shares stories and interviews guests while playing Latin, Nu-Jazz, Afro-beat, Rare Funk, Sweet Soul, Progressive Hip Hop, Soulful House, Roots and Balla... Mondays 2 - 4 PM ET
Two for Tennis
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Tummy Touch Records present head honcho Tim "Love" Lee and the venerable Coach MP Messenie. Hear them make selections inspired by real ales and sandwich meats. Tuesdays 6 - 8 PM ET.
Never Not Working
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Oskar Mann and his partner in crime, Old Chris, bring you the best in beat-ballads to boogie and all the truth in between. Home of '45 Fridays every 2nd show of the month, with 7"... Fridays 8 - 10 PM ET
The Main Ingredient
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The Main Ingredient brings you the latest soulful international underground music. Mondays 10 - 12 AM ET
Just Music
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A sonic survey from the outside, Just Music jarringly presents obscure psych, prog, punk, metal and noise in both recorded form and frequent live performances. Sundays 10 - 12 AM ET
Mystic Sound
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From roots reggae to digital dub: deep grooves, good vibes, and universal love from Jamaica and beyond with Mystic Sound. Saturdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Worldwide Smash
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A weekly vetting of global bass music, Worldwide Smash delivers a dose of raw beats from instrumental hip-hop, dubstep, glitch and other emerging forms of electronic music. Thursdays 8 - 10 PM ET.
We've Only Just Begun
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Over-caffeinated nut-jobs horsing around, playing obscurities from across the globe and pointless banter about the sorry state of contemporary American popular culture. Mondays 8 - 10 AM ET
Beyond Beyond is Beyond
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Cage-free rock & roll: the primordial pulse and rhythm of rock music without all those unsightly boundaries. Tuesdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Domino Records
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Domino Records brings you two hours, once a week, of Domino centric programming and b e y o n d. Mondays 10 am - 12 noon ET Mondays 10 - 12 PM ET
Jamaica Rock
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Queen Majesty spins Jamaican classics and rarities from her vinyl collection, spanning over five decades. Thursdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Bim Bam Boom
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Bim Bam Boom is a weekly tour into the Bermuda Triangle of pop. DJ Your Friend Matthew pilots you from New York to Phnom Penh by way of Abyssinia and back again. Thursdays 8 - 10 AM ET
Universopolis
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Julianne takes you to the world of digital cumbia, 3ball, samba, mambo, afro-latin bass and more every Saturday afternoon.
Atlantic Tunnel
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An intoxicating mix of next week's releases, last century's hits, vintage vinyl trousers and half forgotten hairstyles. Brought to you with TLC by the boys from BRM and LDN. Sundays 12 - 2 PM ET
Black And Blue Take Over
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The Black 'N Blue Takeover presents classic and brand new hardcore tracks, hosted by Cuz Joe - and a weekly lineup of hardcore talent. Tuesdays 8 - 10 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Infinite Eargasm
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Merge onto the autobahn with DJ Hallogallo, who has his finger on the motorik pulse that brings order to chaos. Think bricolage not mash-up, juxtaposition not homogenization. Thursdays 12 - 2 PM ET
Thursday Evening on EVR
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Open shows from Thursday Evenings on East Village Radio.
Baller's Eve
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The Baller's Eve crew bring the Dirty South sound to NYC every Wednesday night. Red clay funk, uncensored, uncut, and untamed. Wednesdays 10 - 12 AM ET
Federation Invasion
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Max Glazer and DJ Autograph deliver the best dancehall tracks every Wednesday afternoon. Wednesdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Death By Audio
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The underground Williamsburg basement or loft party experience courtesy of Edan Wilber - one of the leaders of the Death By Audio click. Hear the best new bands around - before anyone else. Tuesdays 12 - 2 PM ET
Cheap Shots
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Together, J and Jay are a formidable unit. Artist, comedian, DJ, musician, scholar and reality television enthusiast. What they are like separately, no one knows. Join them for larfs, inte... Mondays 12 - 2 PM ET
AndrewAndrew Sound Sound
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The views expressed here are solely those of AndrewAndrew and do not reflect the views of EVR Community Corporation, East Village Radio, its management, partners, or affiliates. Fridays 10 - 12 PM ET
DJ Pledge
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DJ Pledge (aka Stephen Dima) loves championing new music while playing all kinds of stuff from the last few decades. Interviews, live performances and more. Sundays 4 - 6 PM ET
Pop Goes the Future
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Georgie Okell presents 2-hours of new pop and indie rock, from the UK and beyond. Fridays 12 - 2 PM ET
The Get It
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Jump-start your day with a smoky and sizzling buffet of movers and shakers. We're talkin' about the Milkshake, the Jerk, and the Clam. Sundays 10 - 12 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
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Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Guilty Pleasure
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DJ Elhaam likes pop music and is not ashamed to say it. The best new releases and old favorites in Britpop, dance rock, indie and hip-hop, plus special musical guests. Mondays 8 - 10 PM ET
Gold River Show
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Jerry Jones brings the club to your speakers, with 2 hours of hand-selected tracks to make you sweat. Wednesdays 8 - 10 PM ET
Gay Beach
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Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
RADIOINGRID
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Ice cold sounds from Sweden and hot guests, hosted by Andrew Wyatt. Fridays 2 - 4 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Mystic Sound
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From roots reggae to digital dub: deep grooves, good vibes, and universal love from Jamaica and beyond with Mystic Sound. Saturdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Academy Records
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Academy Records NYC and friends play stuff from our own and the stores. We don't even know how to work those CDDJ deals. Vinyl fetishism is a disease and it might be contagious. Sundays 8 - 10 PM ET
Morricone Youth
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Soundtrack music from the first talking picture onwards. If it was written to accompany images on a screen, we'll play it. Popcorn optional. Sundays 2 - 4 PM ET
Forty Deuce
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Back to the days of flippin' coins, Forty Deuce delivers Funk, Soul and Hip Hop classics diluted with rare gems. Old school's finest! Wednesdays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Invisible Oranges
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Wyatt Marshall, Doug Moore, Scab Casserole and other editors from Invisible Oranges present two hours of heavy metal from emerging bands, classic hell-raisers and special guests. Tuesdays 10 - 12 AM ET
The Holy Sh-t Sound System
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Anybody can play German synth minimal tunes next to New Zealand guitar pop and blend into vintage reggae and lo-fi indie noise. Not everyone can make it sound good. Mondays 4 - 6 PM ET
The Bobbito Garcia Radio Show
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Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love shares stories and interviews guests while playing Latin, Nu-Jazz, Afro-beat, Rare Funk, Sweet Soul, Progressive Hip Hop, Soulful House, Roots and Balla... Mondays 2 - 4 PM ET
Peer Pressure
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Rock music in its myriad forms, from Memphis '65 to Detroit '69 to London '76 to L.A. '81 and beyond. Punk, soul, reggae, garage... it's all folk music anyway. Wednesdays 10 - 12 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Never Not Working
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Oskar Mann and his partner in crime, Old Chris, bring you the best in beat-ballads to boogie and all the truth in between. Home of '45 Fridays every 2nd show of the month, with 7"... Fridays 8 - 10 PM ET
Chances With Wolves
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eye 556
favorite 0
comment 0
Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird Mondays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Pizza Party
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eye 538
favorite 1
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Remember the guy at your local used record store? If he had his own radio show, it would sound like this--jangly pop, old college radio favorites, weird obscurities and more. Thursdays 4 - 6 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Gay Beach
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Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Gay Beach
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Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Jamaica Rock
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Queen Majesty spins Jamaican classics and rarities from her vinyl collection, spanning over five decades. Thursdays 2 - 4 PM ET
Gay Beach
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Comedy, interviews, sometimes a bit of music. Newcomers sometimes wonder how much of this show is a put-on. Answer: somewhere between all of it and none of it. Even Tedward isn't sure. Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM ET
The Bobbito Garcia Radio Show
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comment 0
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love shares stories and interviews guests while playing Latin, Nu-Jazz, Afro-beat, Rare Funk, Sweet Soul, Progressive Hip Hop, Soulful House, Roots and Balla... Mondays 2 - 4 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
Minimal Wave
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Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label. Sundays 6 - 8 PM ET
We've Only Just Begun
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Over-caffeinated nut-jobs horsing around, playing obscurities from across the globe and pointless banter about the sorry state of contemporary American popular culture. Mondays 8 - 10 AM ET