Saturday, February 24, 2007

Another Step Backward

Music lost a little more ground in southern California yesterday. The Times reports this morning that KMZT, one of our last two classical music stations will change formats on Monday and become a "country" station.

You can find the article here.

The article is very parochial in its mention of KCSN. It can't be received outside the San Fernando Valley and some of the west side. For most of L.A. county KCSN is only a rumor -- and not even that in Orange and Ventura.

And I continue to question whether the sort of thing that the new "country" station will be playing can truthfully be called country music at all. It's more like a continuation of what used to be called "chicken rock" but with the occasional dobro thrown in.