There is no room for anything Royals-related in San Francisco, and that includes "Royals."
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.
No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a "Royals"-free zone. We're sure... http://t.co/7uvseCjb03
— KFOGRadio (@KFOGRadio) October 17, 2014
"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.
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.
— 96.5 koit (@965KOIT) October 17, 2014