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Edit button grayed out on genre stations

rlc57
Local Performer

I am unable to edit my stations because the edit button is grayed out.  How do I fix this?

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AdamPandora
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Thanks for following up, @rj1.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to rename this station back to Instrumental Hip Hop.

Genre stations, such as "Instrumental Hip Hop" or "Classic Rock," are stations curated by Pandora, and they behave a little bit differently than your own personalized stations. One difference is that you cannot edit these stations (ex: changing the name or Adding Variety).

While there was once a bug that allowed users to edit their genre stations, that bug has since been resolved. This would explain why you were previously able to change the name of this station to Hip-Hop Inst.

At this point, it is no longer possible to edit the name of these stations, or to add variety.

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In the meantime, feel free to create a feature request for your suggestion of editing genre stations here. 💡

Hope this is helpful. Thanks for being a part of the community! :pandora:

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Dissident
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Is there some reason it's not possible to edit certain station names? I just added the "Alternative Comedy Radio" station to my collection, but I can't edit the title.

There is no "small pencil icon" when I try the outlined steps on my PC. The icon does appear on my Android device, but when I go into "edit mode", I'm unable to change the station name.

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AdamPandora
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@Dissident I moved your post over to this existing thread: Edit button grayed out on genre stations

It looks like that is a genre station.

Genre stations, such as "Alternative Comedy Radio" are stations curated by Pandora, and they behave a little bit differently than your own personalized stations. One difference is that you cannot edit these stations (ex: changing the name or Adding Variety).

That's because Adding Variety could change your listening experience on these stations; added seeds would most likely inspire music outside of the scope of the intended genre.

At this point, it is not possible to edit the name of these stations, or to add variety.

Hope this helps explain!

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Dissident
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Thanks, but what confused me is that I have several other curated stations that I had already renamed. Now that I've spent even more of my weekend trying to figure out what's going on, I see that this was due to a bug:

While there was once a bug that allowed users to edit their genre stations, that bug has since been ...

I really want to be able to rename stations, including genre stations. For example, "Comedy - Raw", "Comedy - Alternative", and so on. This makes them amenable to grouping by genre when using alphabetical sorting. It just makes sense. I cannot possibly be the only one who thinks so.

I'm just wanting to edit the name, not add variety. I can't imagine a reason that this should be sealed off. This isn't asking the world.

I gave up and so decided to reset the names of the genre stations that I had renamed long ago, so I removed them and then re-added them to my collection. And they still have my custom name. Is there no way to even revert to the default name? My goodness this is frustrating.

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