I’m not sure when Pandora started enforcing a 40 hour listening limit, but they have. And I’ve reached my limit, which seems obvious because I use it the whole time at work.
I’ll only have to pay $0.99 to keep listening for the rest of the month, but I think I am going to take a break now and listen to the music I’ve added to my computer via iTunes (thank you, HSM and Matt Nathanson) and might listen to some radio online before I pay. It’s not that I don’t love Pandora (I do) or that I don’t understand why they have to charge (and in their ways to conserve listening time mention me almost by name–the person who walks away and forgets to turn Pandora off) because I understand that, too. It’s expensive to give things away for free. I get it.
But there is Public Radio out there, radio stations on the web, and lots of Podcasts I could learn something from. I’ll let you know how my new listening endeavors go.