Radio Stations Ban Drake and Steve Miller Band During NBA's Raptors-Bucks Series

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Drake attends Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors during the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Just four teams remain alive in an NBA post-season that has produced an array of overtime thrillers, buzzer-beaters and some exceptional individual play. 

Somehow, Drake and Steve Miller Band have emerged as losers in all this.   

With the Toronto Raptors duellng with the Milwaukee Bucks for a place in the NBA Finals, a radio station in 
Wisconsin showed its colors by placing a temporary playlist ban on Drake, the Raptors’ ambassador and No. 1 fan.

Hosts of the morning show on Milwaukee’s 103.7 KISS FM announced that they would "take a break from playing Drake," cutting Drizzy’s tunes from their airwaves until the end of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Morning co-hosts Riggs & Alley and their producer made the decision official with a video posted to social media. No more Drake until the series was done. To prove it, they dumped his track "In My Feelings" from their playlist.

Two can play that game. Toronto’s KiSS 92.5 responded by banning Steve Miller Band who, according to the morning crew of Roz And Mocha, is “the most famous artist to come from Milwaukee.” That’s right, it’s not Miller time.

It’s petty, and it’s pretty funny.

Back in the ball game, the Bucks drew first blood in the best-of-seven series, winning 108-100 in the opening matchup at their hometown Fiserv Forum.


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