Saturday, August 19, 2006

Bob's Got A Swing Band In Heaven

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In 1946 Bob Wills and Texas Playboys played to a packed audience of over 8,000 dancers at the Venice Pier Ballroom.

This week in a report from the LA Times:
There is a tear in the beer of country music fans here.

After more than 20 years on the air, the city's only country music station, KZLA-FM, abruptly left the air Thursday and was seamlessly replaced with the rhythmic pop of 'Movin' 93.9,' which plays artists such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.

KZLA's sudden and unannounced demise leaves America's two most populous cities, Los Angeles and New York, without country music stations.

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