I’m new to Pandora and am dealing with the same issues. First, regarding the annoyance of ads, there is no free lunch and ads (which must have a marketable value) pay the bills. Five bucks a month seems to me to be a reasonable way to eliminate the annoyance (although I haven’t yet taken that step). Second, my goal is for Pandora to eliminate my need for SiriusXM in my cars. SiriusXM only has two classical stations, Classics and Light Classics. I’ve found three on Pandora: Classical Complete Performances, Classical Radio, Classical Relaxation Radio. I just learned of CCP in this thread so it may be like SiriusXM’s Classics. I would call CR “Light Classics” and CRR “Super light classics” (suitable for going to sleep and NOT for driving). Pandora also offers several classical radio stations based on a particular composer (Beethoven, Mahler). These are too focused (for me) to provide general classical listening. My hope now is that CCP will provide a mix of the “heavier” classics. Time will tell.
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