Taylor Swift Music “Punted” From Philly Radio Station Until After Eagles-Chiefs Game

Listeners of Philadelphia’s Q102 won’t be hearing any Taylor Swift music this weekend: The popular radio station says the city’s football team needs no distractions prior to its game against the Kansas City Chiefs (and Swift beau Travis Kelce) Monday night.

“The Eagle/ Chiefs Game is Monday night,” said Q102 on-air personality and Program Director Buster Satterfield in a news release, “and we need the Birds to focus. Q102 Loves Taylor Swift as much as the rest of the world but this weekend, the only Swift and Kelce we recognize play for the Birds.”

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Kelce’s brother, center Jason Kelce, plays for the Eagles, as does running back D’Andre Swift.

Q102’s final Swift song of the weekend is set to spin at 5 p.m. ET today. Swift is expected to return to the station’s playlist on Tuesday, following the game (and the station’s good-natured publicity grab).

“This weekend we gotta focus, so we’ve been forced to punt Taylor Swift from the playlist,” Satterfield said earlier this week on Good Day Philadelphia.

Swift is currently in Brazil with her Eras Tour – she plays Rio de Janeiro tonight through Sunday, and picks up next weekend in São Paulo. No shows are scheduled for Monday night.

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