Hi @jeff_spink thanks for posting! Sorry to hear this is happening.
I'd like to report this to our engineers. Can you let me know the model number of your device as well as an example(s) of a station(s) in your station list that Google Home has trouble understanding.
Also, I do highly recommend sending the diagnostic report to Google.
You can send this report by requesting that content from your Google Home again. Then, if your device still fails to launch Pandora correctly, file feedback with Google by saying "OK Google, file feedback."
This will send a diagnostic report to Google and allow them to investigate what's going on.
Thanks for the help with this!
It is happening across all my home devices. A Google Nest, Google mini and Google Home original.
A couple examples of my personalized stations are "Sweet Dinnertime Tunes" and "Mucho Variety".
For Dinnertime it plays some other station with the name Dinnertime in it, and for Mucho Variety it just says something along the lines of can't find that station.
Most of the time this type of command works fine on my Google Home devices, but other times, I get the correct initial response from Google - something like "OK. Here's a Pandora station called Indie Rock. Playing on home group" - then nothing happens. Sometimes I have to repeat this sequence 4-5 times before it starts up. Other times, I just give up and play something on a different service. I get this on various of my Pandora "stations". Sometimes it seems like if I give up on my initial selection and ask for some other station, it works - but not sure. Frustrating - feel like an idiot saying the same commands over and over and over again...