Kansas City Radio Station Playing Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Every Hour Today, Because Baseball

Sorry, San Francisco.

Forget about the whole baseball World Series game 1 thing that's taking place in Kansas City on Tuesday night (October 21). The real battle is taking place on the airwaves of radio stations in Kansas City and San Francisco.

After a pair of Bay Area radio stations announced that they were banning Lorde's "Royals" from the airwaves during the duration of the Series -- since, you know, it was inspired by a National Geographic picture of Royals’ great George Brett -- a Kansas City station hit back on Monday.

"In response, Kansas City radio station, '99.7 THE POINT,' KOIT’s sister station, plan to pump 'Royals' into the highest rotation on the station, playing it on the hour, every hour, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., on opening night of the World Series , Tuesday, October 21, 2014," The Point announced.

"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," said Tony Lorino, The Point's program director. "A few angry San Franciscans who don’t have a song called 'Giants' won’t rain on our parade."