San Francisco Radio Station KFOG Bans Lorde's "Royals" For Duration of World Series | NBC Bay Area

San Francisco Radio Station KFOG Bans Lorde's "Royals" For Duration of World Series

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    No "Royals" on KFOG, not for a while.

    There is no room for anything Royals-related in San Francisco, and that includes "Royals."

    The 2013 pop hit from Lorde has been removed from KFOG's playlist, the radio station announced Thursday.

    That means a "Royals"-free local airwaves for at least 10 days or so...  fewer, if the Giants can wrap up the World Series against that certain team from Kansas City in quick fashion. 

    "Why send any positive vibes to Kansas City?" asked Jim Richards, KFOG's program director. "Why not give the song a rest? No one is going to get hurt over it."

    Richards told NBC Bay Area that the powers that be decided to remove the song from KFOG's rotation "as the [Giants] players were chugging beers" Thursday night.

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    New Zealand-born Lorde, who at 17 still has plenty of time to pick a different team, has confirmed that the song was in fact at least partially inspired by a National Geographic photo  of Royals legend George Brett signing autographs.

    UPDATE: KOIT has also banned the "Royals" song.

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