After 25 years, the last remaining country music station in the Los Angeles market, changed formats -
They've switched to a "rythmic adult contemporary" format, and longtime KIIS-FM host Rick Dees takes over as morning man at 93.9...Talk about your quick career shifts. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Peter Tilden and Ashley Paige were still morning-drive hosts at KZLA-FM (93.9), billed as "America's most listened to country station." At 10:15, they were notified that the station's format was changing immediately from country to pop and that they were out of work.
While KZLA is still streaming country music on its website, this move leaves the nation's top two markets, New York and Los Angeles, without any country music stations.
San Francisco's another major market without the format.
Personal comment - if you'd like to hear a well-programmed country station, which in my opinion KZLA wasn't, always...and you live anywhere between the Santa Clarita valley and Santa Barbara...check out KHAY 100.7 out of Ventura.