There is still a huge audience for country music in Los Angeles. The KZLA Country Bash concert sells out each year. Large venues full of people to see the top country acts give them a show.
What about the people who can't afford to get satellite radio. Free radio is where they go. And this move sounds like something that Clear Channel would do, but KZLA wasn't a Clear Channel station. It's baffling.
And personally, I hate Rick Dees. He's so dated.