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They want their KZLA

Regarding No More Country at KZLA, we got about a dozen emails. Here are a selection:

The loss of a country music station in America’s second largest radio market is a major loss, although L.A. now mirrors New York, which has lacked a country station for a few years now. KZLA’s flip to Hot AC opens the door for some low-in-the-ratings FM (or even AM) station to bring country back to the market. Country is a huge format in the Inland Empire ­ perhaps K-FROG or one of the other stations can now find a way to leapfrog into the greater L.A. metro area. Or so every radio promotion executive on Nashville’s Music Row is praying.

Til then, this is a perfect time to discover L.A.’s rich “alternative country” scene with Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance once a month at El Cid, regular-running Friday night Sin City shows at The Mint, and the weekly Grand Ole Echo at the Echo in Echo Park, free every Sunday at 5 p.m.

Cary Baker

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I will realllllllllllllly miss KZLA. At work, I am unable to get KFRG on my radio. Is there anything that we can do to show our disbelief and sadness that this happened so fast that we were unable to do anything abut this.

I know that I am not the only person who is dissatisfied with this change. My friends have already contacted me regarding their surprise when they turned their radio on.

Have a great day. Thanks.

Lynn Bones

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I didn't often listen to KZLA -- only when I was in the mood -- and I was in the mood on the 17th. And got that nasty Top 40 noise instead. Keeping in mind that I'm a musician myself and I love ALMOST all kinds of music, it was a real disappointment to find crap at 93.9.

I'm amazed that now there are no country stations in all of L.A.

JoJo Zawawi

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Bring Back Country..........Hate the change!

Lori Ash

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The interesting fact that Rick Dees is on the first day of non-country KZLA is that, he was on the last day of pre-country KHJ! I was an
engineer at the KHJ-TV at the time and walk with him and his wife out to their car to say goodbye.

Rachel Ehrenberg

August 20, 2006 10:05 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor

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