Yesterday our last ditch effort to delay the onset of the rates through legal channels was turned down.
This puts us three days away from the beginning of the end of internet radio. Our last hope now is the Internet Radio Equality Act and the force of the collective voice of our listeners.
Please call your congressperson today! Even if you’ve already called, please call again and ask them to force immediate action on this bill. If the phone is busy, please try again later.
I’ve tried to summarize the situation in the video post referenced here.
As always, thank you again for your tremendous support.
Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. Roy
    July 13, 2007 at 11:38am
    Well, I got the person answering the phone at Sen. Boxer's office to admit that "we've been getting a LOT of calls about this." If there's any good news I've heard, that's the best. Go team! I'm calling each of my senators once per day till S.1353 is passed!
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  2. Joe Wilson
    July 13, 2007 at 12:43pm
    Maybe a few more visual ad's between the songs might help with some of the costs,and I too would be willing to pay a reasonable monthly fee to get the music I love to hear.
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  3. natalie
    July 13, 2007 at 8:52pm
    Can't live without internet radio; it not only makes my workday tolerable but downright enjoyable. I have contacted both of my state senators here in Alabama, one of them (Sen. Jeff Sessions) is on the committee. I received a favorable response letter from him this week. I agree a reasonable monthly fee is certainly acceptable, as Pandora radio is far superior to any pay for radio i.e. sirus & xm.
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  4. Hughj
    July 14, 2007 at 3:02pm
    I really hope you win and then go International. Pandora is fantastic for me as a serious record collector. I've found many new artists on Pandora and bought their records. No problem with copyright you are good promotion for all artists. If you lose your battle it will be "The day that music died"... again. Good luck And kind regards Hugh
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  5. captainbiker
    July 16, 2007 at 6:50am
    i just found out about this radio the day it was put on the chopping block! it is far superior to any other internet radio, and I don't want to see it go right away!
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  6. roy reyes
    July 16, 2007 at 1:19pm
    Congratulations.. I just found out today that you're back online... SWEET! cheers, senyor of MANILA PHILIPPINES
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  7. amw
    July 18, 2007 at 7:51am
    I first learned about Pandora from a friend at college and during finals it was a GREAT break to listen to new music! I was disappointed to find out that my new job did not have a flash player installed...until yesterday, and you know what the first thing I used with my new flash player capabilities? PANDORA! I didn't know it was in danger of being shut down so thank goodness it hasn't been - I'm so excited to listen at work! I'll keep checking back to see if there's anything I can do to help - I LOVE this site!
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  8. james
    July 19, 2007 at 5:09pm
    I have descovered many new bands that sound good but they are not on regular radio or Total Request Live. If it wasn't for pandora my music collection would be alot smaller. Record producers should thank pandora and other internet radio sites for turning me and many others onto new music. It's basically advertisemt for bands and what company does not want free advertisement.
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  9. John Hamner
    July 20, 2007 at 9:23am
    I agree with the person who wrote in and sugest you contact CNN. Please add FOX New, to include Bill Oreily, and any other news media that may be of help. I only discovered your service early today ! Good Luck !!
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  10. Scott
    July 20, 2007 at 4:03pm
    I'd just like to thank you guys for providing by far THE best internet radio experience ever. The fact that you have literally an infinite number of stations that are free to listen to is just astounding. I for one would be fine with paying a yearly, if not monthly fee for this service. Also, if the act falls through, can I request that you at least keep the database and matching services alive; even without playing the songs, just a list would be good. About half the artists I listen to I learned about through Pandora, and I continue to find new ones every day. Even if I can't hear them, at least being able to discover them and buy their albums would be great. Thanks!
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