East Village Radio Pulls the Plug

Friday, May 23, 2014

The East Village Radio studios in New York City (joeholmes on flickr/flickr)

After 11 years, East Village Radio is going off the air. Frank Prisinzano, founder of East Village radio, as well as East Village restaurant owner (Lil' Frankies, Sauce, and others) and Peter Ferraro, general manager of EVR, discuss the history of the online station, what it says about the future of internet music -- and the future of the East Village.


Peter Ferraro and Frank Prisinzano

Comments [7]

jgarbuz from Queens

Big deal. The only good rock was produced between 1954 and 1984. Everything made in the last 30 years has been rubbish by comparison.

May. 23 2014 12:01 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Ramones "Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio" would be appropriate - if not a little obvious - for EVR's swan song.

May. 23 2014 12:00 PM

Please ask them what they last song will be/was. I've got bets going on at EVGrieve!

May. 23 2014 11:53 AM
JZE from NYC

never heard of these guys...Sorry to hear the world is losing a music service.
This has to be the most NYC-centric segment on the BL show I've heard in a long while.

May. 23 2014 11:52 AM
veronica from new york

Wow, a terrible loss for the neighborhood and music culture in general. I use to like a block away and would see them working every time I would take the F/V. Haven't listen to them in a few years, but did back in the late 2000s. They were awesome!!! Could count on them to show me new music, and made radio awesome.
Such sad news!!!!

May. 23 2014 11:49 AM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Major loss and real shame. Great radio station, fantastic cultural resource to learn about all kinds of music, yet it's over. I read that the more listeners they acquired, the more they had to pay in fees. That is counterproductive beyond words.

May. 23 2014 11:44 AM

This is terrible news. Will there be any kind of archive created for this wonderful website?

May. 23 2014 10:50 AM

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