Our spirits were momentarily lifted earlier this month by vague rumblings that East Village Radio wasn't dead at all; that it was merely sleeping and would be awaking for our auditory delight again in no time. Former station manager Peter Ferraro was quick to crush our dreams, but it turns out he's a liar: Not only will the station resume its online presence, it's actually maintaining its 1st Avenue storefront as well. Best lie ever! From Brooklyn Vegan:
The comeback happens via the recently-launched Dash Radio network. The 1st Ave studio is getting a redesign with new equipment and technology. Some EVR programming and DJs will return to EVR 2.0, and there will be new shows and produced specials too. More details and the actual relaunch date will be announced shortly, but the plan right now is for EVR to be on the air before we reach 2015.
According to its website, "Dash Radio was created by the world’s biggest DJ’s who became fed up with the limitations of regular FM radio (and hate internet playlists that pose as radio powered by soulless computers)." Its mission statement is to "provide the best radio platform in the world," and we believe they will succeed. Here's a more thorough description:
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. Ferraro and Dash co-founder Scott Keeney are also launching Brooklyn Radio sometime in the next few months, to be accompanied by its own storefront on North 7th Street and Wythe Avenue. And they're giving away money! And puppies! Global warming has been reversed, ISIS has dissolved, and Taylor Swift has promised a lingering hug to every resident of the five boroughs. Happy Friday.