Lorde Song ‘Royals’ Banned In San Francisco During World Series

Lorde fans in San Francisco will have to wait until the World Series is over until they can hear the hit “Royals” on the radio again.

Radio stations KFOG and 96.5 KOIT have both decided to ban the song “Royals” from the airwaves until after the World Series.

KOIT made their announcement on Instagram, writing: We removed #Royals from our playlist until after the World Series. #GoGiants @sfgiants #Giants.


We removed #Royals from our playlist until after the World Series. #GoGiants @sfgiants #Giants

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Of course, just because a few San Francisco radio stations are banning the song “Royals” doesn’t mean that Lorde is going to see any less airtime nationwide. The Kansas City radio station, 99.7 The Point, has already vowed to play the song every hour on opening night of the World Series.

Tony Lorino, Program Director of 99.7 The Point, said: “I respect the work of Mr. Brian Figula, 96.5 KOIT Program Director, and his team of broadcast professionals at our sister stations in San Francisco, but we won’t let their anti-Royals spirit ruin this moment … A few angry San Franciscans who don’t have a song called ‘Giants’ won’t rain on our parade.”

The San Francisco Giants will face the Kansas City Royals this year in the World Series. The first pitch will be thrown on October 21.

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