Agnew devised a highly successful format that was foreign turf to many Bay Area radio listeners. His plan to format sports talk during the day, at the time, seemed illogical but became a very successful venture and vaulted KNBR into the sports domain.
Not all of his business savvy worked.
Agnew was fired in 2005 from KNBR over an incident involving racial slurs about Giants manager, Felipe Alou. The slurs were broadcast by Larry Krueger, also was also let go.
Krueger was rehired in August, 2011.
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