Revisiting the major moments that made EVR an institution
Last week, East Village Radio announced they'd be shuttering their doors and muting their dials after over ten years of service to the city. For those unfamiliar, the pirate-turned-web radio station that broadcast from a small storefront off 1st and 1st served as a throughline for sounds spanning scenes and continents: sharp-shaved punk, spicy world music, smoked-out southern rap and, occasionally if we were so lucky, styles and flows that stormed the center from the fringe and reshaped pop culture in its image. The news struck us hard—The FADER hosted it's own show The Let Out on the station for years. Today, we talk to the faces behind the glass: the founders, DJs, hosts and hangers-on that made the station what it was. It's easy to complain about change, but more fun to make it. EVR stood as a testament to that, and in some ways, it's all the more special that it didn't last forever—in New York City, what does?