[Photo last night by @edenbrower]
East Village Radio wrapped up its 11-year run just before midnight last night by playing "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" by Johnny Thunders … an appropriate song from the former New York Doll, Heartbreaker, one-time East Village native and subject of a new documentary …
East Village Radio reached out to listeners via Facebook and Twitter for suggestions of the last song … that wrapped up a four-hour sign-off party from the station's tiny First Avenue studio.
EVG reader Double U asked this in the comments of our earlier post:
Anyone recorded the final EVR hour?
Anyone who wants to share this historic recording?
Meanwhile, according to the East Village Facebook page, the station WILL NOT host any audio links to archived programming from the EVR website after this weekend. As they say, "Please follow/like your favorite DJs/show hosts for information on their archived EVR shows."
With various licensing fees, East Village Radio could no longer break even. CEO Frank Prisinzano made the difficult decision to shut down the station earlier this month, as we first reported.
I would like to thank the #eastvillage for being a place where something like EVR could happily exist. #RIPEVR east village radio
— Frank Prisinzano (@TheUnknownChef) May 24, 2014
Animal NY has an account of the station's last minutes here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Exclusive: East Village Radio is signing off after 11 years; final day of broadcasting is May 23
On the phone with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls