This was the statement issued on KNEW's blog: (Link is no longer working)
I’m going to answer the very first question many of you have.
“Why did you take Michael Savage off the air?”
Here’s your no-spin direct answer; we have decided to go in a different philosophical and ideological direction, featuring more contemporary content and more local information. The Savage Nation does not fit into that vision.
For those of you in the San Fransisco Area, you can still hear Michael Savage on KSTE 650.