Portland has a delightful non commercial station KBPS. They stream online at allclassical.org
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I'm listening to Classical Music Broadcast.com
right now and I'm going to try the others also. I've written down the titles for so many pieces my hand is cramped. This is going to be an expensive habit.
p.s.: Newbies, in addition to the wonderful music being broadcast, there are blogs, new stories, music history, free downloads, etc.
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Here is some ideas for tag names that I use for last.fm radio. Concerto Grosso, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Trumpet Concerto, Guitar Concerto. So yeah all these tags have had music added to them by other people listening to last.fm radio and decided to tag it.
I used to run a stream of mostly modern classical music, I may revive it someday.
The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.
Buy a squeezebox system and you can have internet music ran through some really nice speakers. You don't have to have the computer on to listen to it as well.
Finally got around to listening to Pandora about a week ago. Love it!
http://combofm.de will allow you to combine 2 or more artists or styles to yield music in the wake of all of them simultaneously. This feature can't be found on the last.fm website. Overall it's cool, but not good for finding specific styles and individual tracks unless you're really into statistics. Pandora's a little better in that regard.
Things you should know:
-make sure each entry is spelled exactly as it's spelled on last.fm
-put the most popular artists first and the least popular last
-many stations may work when they hadn't before, once you follow those 2 steps
-"or" means by itself, "and" means to combine. best to keep it simple or it may not do what you intend
-recommend the mainstream slider in the middle, but feel free to play with it