Contemporary Country Returns to L.A. on AM Radio

Country music is back on the air in Los Angeles after 540 AM dropped its pop standards format in favor of contemporary country. Although it has the second-highest country sales in the U.S., Los Angeles lost its only station in August when KZLA-FM switched to a pop format. Now called 540 Country, the Mount Wilson Broadcasting-owned station will bring in several DJs from KZLA-FM as staff and will air the Grand Ole Opry.