Friday, August 18, 2006

Country Fans Protest -- Well, Three of 'Em Do



The orphaned KZLA country fans are attempting to rise up -- but it doesn't look like it's having much impact. Got this press release this morning:

(PRWEB) August 18, 2006 -- KZLA Country listeners are up in arms over the drastic change made by Emmis Communications today right in the middle of the mid-day show hosted by Shawn Parr.

Though a few country stations are left on the air in Southern California, KZLA was the most listened to country station in America based on listener count.

Artists like Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson and Faith Hill will no longer have a format available to them to get their music heard in one of the most populated cities in the country...

Karen Oliver, another KZLA listener is actively protesting this move. "We are asking every Country Artist to help make a stand against this format change. We have lost country music in Los Angeles and as artist they know that means it will be ever harder to get their music heard." She continues with yet another suggestion, "I think the big names like Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Reba should band together and purchase a station out here and let's do this the right way."

Protests will be taking place Friday, August 18th at 10 am outside the KZLA studio at 2600 W. Olive Ave, in Burbank.

Call me crazy, but I'm not so sure Toby Keith and Reba are looking to get into the L.A. radio broadcasting business.

As for the protests, a poster to Radio-Info.com checked it out this morning:

I just drove by and saw three people standing out in front.

Country fans, you're going to have to do better than that!

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