San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's "Royals" For World Series
San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde’s smash hit “Royals” from the airwaves until the World Series are over.
SF Radio Stations Ban Lorde's "Royals"
The San Francisco Giants will face off against the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and two San Francisco radio stations fear that Lorde’s addictive track will give the Royals an edge.
104.6 KFOG and 96.5 KOIT announced on Friday they would not be playing the song throughout the series. “No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a ‘Royals’-free zone. We’re sure you understand,” wrote KFOG on their official Facebook page.
Royals fans have not taken the ban lying down. Instead, fans have been flooding KFOG with requests for “Royals,” and Kansas City radio station 99.7 The Point declared it would be playing Lorde’s breakout single all day on Tuesday – once every hour from 7am to 7pm.
Love how KC fans are posting requests for "Royals" on our Facebook page. Just spreading the KFOG Radio gospel!
— KFOGRadio (@KFOGRadio) October 20, 2014
— 99.7 The Point (@997ThePoint) October 20, 2014
The Royals have always taken ownership of “Royals,” as Lorde once told VH1 that she got the inspiration for the song after seeing footage of Royals Hall of Famer George Brett sign autographs in his Kansas City jersey. After hearing the story, Brett sent the singer an autographed jersey.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) March 22, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have already repurposed another popular song, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and created a Royals chant, “All About That Blue.”