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What's behind San Francisco's ban on Lorde's 'Royals' song?




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Lorde's song "Royals" has been banned on some San Francisco radio stations.
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The battle between the Royals and the Giants has caught up an unlikely party – pop singer Lorde. Her song, “Royals,” has been banned by two San Francisco radio stations, while in Kansas City, a station has vowed to play it every hour on the hour.

"At the end of the day, I said let's do this," said Brian Figula, program director at KOIT in San Francisco, who said the station had received phone calls and emails requesting the ban. "This will be a fun way to get everyone pumped up for the series."

The reaction has been mostly supportive, he said, though he did hear from some San Francisco-area Royals fans.

"We've heard from them, trust me, whether it's through email or whether it's on my voicemail at three in the morning," he said. "We've definitely heard the feedback."

He even heard from a station in Wichita that is vowing to play the song non-stop all day long.

So what's a song Giants fans can get behind during the World series?

"Without a doubt 'Don't Stop Believing' is the theme song," said Figula, who noted that the ex-Journey front man Steve Perry is a well-known Giants fan.

Check out video of Perry rallying Giants fans during a recent game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjpT1X5WOO4

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