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This is a good site for you if you have a computer with speakers in your train shop...and an internet connection. You pick the music you want to hear...or the type of music...and off ya go. I've found this really nice when I'm not running train DVDs through my laptop.

http://www.theradio.com/
 

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You might also like Pandora ..... www.pandora.com this is one I have used for a while

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Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/23/2009 7:30 PM
This is a good site for you if you have a computer with speakers in your train shop...and an internet connection. You pick the music you want to hear...or the type of music...and off ya go. I've found this really nice when I'm not running train DVDs through my laptop.

http://www.theradio.com/



.com is usually used for businesses.

Is this a free service?
 

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Posted By Paul Norton on 01/24/2009 7:34 AM
Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/23/2009 7:30 PM
This is a good site for you if you have a computer with speakers in your train shop...and an internet connection. You pick the music you want to hear...or the type of music...and off ya go. I've found this really nice when I'm not running train DVDs through my laptop.

http://www.theradio.com/



.com is usually used for businesses.

Is this a free service?





I think so...least it hasn't asked me to register and stuff.
 

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anyone can buy .com names, the original idea years ago has not been followed.

www.elmassian.com is not a business, except for monkey business....

I tried Mike's suggestion, there was a comedy channel that was pretty entertaining...

Regards, Greg
 

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That a neat link.. Tks Mike. I set mine up in the train building.
 

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I have a computer in the shop but I'd rather listen to my Sirius radio with lots of channels to chose from so I do not have to interup using the laptop. Later RJD
 

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Pageeddie:

I'm listening to Pandora as I type. Seems great. But....

My son the computer guru, has warned me that signing up for one of these stations will allow that station to put a tracer into your computer and search out 'illegal' music which it then deletes. I have about 15 years worth of oldies that don't mean much to anyone but me, and I'd hate to lose 'em. I got 'em during the P-P days.

So what happens to my 'bootleg' music?

(Please, I beseech you, don't lecture me on 'stealing music'. There are few industries as venal, arrogant and corrupt as the music industry. Merely my opinion.)

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I'd not heard that, but I suppose it's possible. If you run strong antivirus software, a firewall, and a good spyware zapper, I'd think it would be pretty hard for something to make unauthorized deletions.

If it's that important to you, you do have it backed up, RIGHT?
 

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I had that concern when I started too, youare not alone when you have golden oldies, but all my research and experience in using Pandora for the past year or more has allayed my fears
Nothing bad has happened. I do use SUnbelt Firewall but that is for a number of very good reasons Pandora being only a minor one


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Mack & Eddie,

Yes, my music is backed up on CD's. As my son explains, "The station/site installs a small program that routinely scans the HD. When it finds an 'illegal' piece, it deletes it. It does it because there's a binary code attached to all 'legal' (oldies or whatever) that are now offered as 'pay to download' on some sites. Anything prior will get zapped." This gets past the firewalls upon installation under 'terms'.

Now, does he know what he's talking about? Ed's post is encouraging. I don't want to download anything from Pandora--or if I did, I'd pay a small sum just to be hassle-free--listening is good enough, since apparently one can tailor the kind of music one wants. Now there's a good idea. The fifteen minutes I listened before they cut me off wanting me to register was very good, and I'm glad whoever took time to post it. Jerry? I think?

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With Pandora you are not downloading the songs onto your hard drive, merely streaming them through the web.
I like it because of the different channels you can set up for the different artists you like, or if you are in an eclectic mood you can use the quick mix


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