KGA is a sports radio station based in Spokane, Washington. Licensed on February 4, 1927, KGA was a successful country music outlet for most of its life until 1994, when it switched to a news/talk format. KGA's former owners also established a short lived, lower powered Country Music station based out of Kirkland, WA (near Seattle) called, KGAA (now KARR). Also in the history of KGA were the Top 40 years, from January 1968 until June 1969. With its 50,000 watts, KGA was a station with an incredible night time reach (all of western Canada) and the best top 40 DJs and that included 'Shane' and Joe Fiala. 'Shane Showtime' had a large and loyal following and introduced many to some of the greatest music of that time. There was great sadness among young KGA listeners when the station switched to country music in 1969.