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The end of a radio era

October 11, 1998

By Jim Kershner
The Spokesman-Review

The switch occurred with no fanfare: The CBS Radio Network switched from KXLY-AM to KGA-AM last month.

Hardly anybody noticed, except a few sharp-eared listeners. Yet this marks the end of an era in Spokane radio history. KXLY has been affiliated with CBS since 1929, back when KXLY was still KFPY.

KXLY station manager Brian Paul said the station had been attempting to maintain a dual affiliation with CBS and ABC, but the time finally came to go strictly with ABC. KXLY-4 has long been an ABC affiliate on the TV side.

Meanwhile, KGA immediately snapped up CBS for its news-talk format. KGA’s Dean Allen says that CBS radio news is the best in the business, and we agree. This also means you’ll find Charles Osgood on KGA-AM (1510).

Sunday, October 11, 1998

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