Listeners often wonder why Pandora doesn’t play news or sports or talk radio programming. Here, Tim Westergren answers that question and asks for a few new ones.<!– –>

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  1. Regina Hackett
    August 23, 2009 at 2:19pm
    About ads. I'd pay a fee to use Pandora, but I'm not going to listen to ads. Talk about a step backwards. People who are sensitive to sound can't bear to open their neural pathways to music only to be assaulted by an ad. I'm done until you change this.
  2. Jess
    August 25, 2009 at 11:32am
    i like the fact that pandora is an music only internet radio. Because most site are to full of ads and other stuff. not really good for just listening to music. Then again i think alot of people forget why pandora was made to pass around the Music Genome =) anyways i'm ranting just want to say i love the site and i love how it gets you picks of song you might like base on the type of music you listen too. you guy are doing a great job and keep it up
  3. Kevin Seal
    August 26, 2009 at 6:39pm
    @Regina -- If you upgrade to Pandora One, you won't hear or see any ads. Write me at kevin at if you'd like more information on that. @Jess, Jared, and Laguna -- Thank you, eh! Very kind. The news/talk/sports programming is just an idea, and if it were to happen, it wouldn't intrude upon your music listening. It would merely be another option. "I want to make a soccer discussion channel" or "I want a stand-up comedy station," that sort of thing, not "News on the 10s and 25s."
  4. Donacion de ovulos
    September 01, 2009 at 1:18am
    I think it is a good idea to include interviews... but not news neother sports. Some interviews to bands or singers mybe great.
  5. Brian G.
    September 01, 2009 at 4:59pm
    I am an avid listener of Pandora. I absolutely love it. I would like to make a suggestion on how to better serve the fans. Most often I listen to Pandora on my computer while searching the web and/or checking email. When a song or artist comes on that I like but don't know I always have to stop what I am doing and click back on the Pandora tab to see who it is. My suggestion is is it possible to have the artist and song scroll across the top of the Pandora tab? So while I am using other internet tabs within the same window I could always see who is playing.
  6. Beth
    September 02, 2009 at 7:43am
    I've noticed when searching for certain songs or artists, that some are classified with a "(family)" indication next to the song or artist, but Family/kids songs isn't one of the genres. I'm trying to create a station for my kids (based originally on Laurie Berkner) but it's hard to filter out the more "adult" music. Many artists (Jack Johnson, Barenaked Ladies, Ella Jenkins, Peter Paul and Mary) have both kids' songs, and more adult music. I don't want to necessarily filter out all "adult" music (I want to enjoy the station, too!), but it would be nice to have Pandora pull as much "kids' music" as it has in its library. Thanks!
  7. Recetas Cocina
    February 20, 2010 at 2:03pm
    What do you mean "adulT" music? I can not understand what you are just talking about...
  8. John
    October 12, 2010 at 12:32pm
    Pandora would be GREAT for talk radio! I could envision typing in "Rush Limbaugh" or "Alan Colmes" or whoever, and their latest radio session would play. Pandora could even have their own radio programs if they wanted to, much like Sirius XM. For all I know, they could broadcast live too? I think the potential is nearly unlimited. I just wish I was an early investor! :-)

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