SAN FRANCISCO – New Zealand singing sensation, Lorde, has been banned on radio airwaves throughout San Francisco…at least for the next week she is. Lorde’s breakout hit, “Royals”, which was number one on the Billboard Top 100 charts for over 10 weeks a year ago, has been used as a battle cry for the Kansas City Royals baseball team and their fans.

Lorde herself got in on the fervor during the MLB playoffs as she posted a picture of herself holding up a signed George Brett Jersey to her Instagram account. Lorde has previously said that she wrote the Grammy-winning song after seeing a photo of Brett in a Royals jersey from 1976.

Now, two San Francisco radio stations and many Giants fans have taken offense to Lorde’s love of the Royals, and have decided to ban her from their airwaves. Radio stations KFOG and KOIT announced on Monday that they would ban Lorde from their stations for the duration of the World Series. KOIT Program Director, Brian Figula, said in a statement, that listeners and local Giants fans called into the station to ask for the ban.

The Program Director for KFOG, Jim Richards, said they his station didn’t want to play a song that says the word “Royals” repeatedly whilst in a competition to decide the World Champions of baseball.

“We’re all about the Giants here,” Richards said.

In response to the ban, Kansas City radio station, KZPT has promised to play the song every hour on the hour from 7 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday, October 21st, the first game of the Series between the Giants and Royals.

“A few angry San Franciscans who don’t have a song called ‘Giants’ won’t rain on our parade,” said Program Director, Tony Lorino, on the stations website.

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