San Francisco Radio Station KFOG Bans Lorde’s “Royals” For Duration of World Series

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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. 

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"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.

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

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