Best Pandora Radio Stations

In terms of entertainment and relaxation, these radio stations have got all the songs that keep you out of worry. With its headquarters in Oakland, the Pandora Radio stations stream music across all the genres. Built-in with a recommendation system, it serves the customers in a far better way based on their preferences. 


Founded in 2000, by Jon Kraft, Will Glaser, and Tim Westergren this station has the customer focus or preference tab. It serves around 26 locations in Oakland and has also got its subsidiaries as Radio and Next Big Sound. The radio station based on analytical research created the station separately for the Spanish and English listeners. This further increased the number of customers for this station. By the end of 2018, there were around 71.4 million active users every month for this radio station increasing its popularity.

This station across the U.S. also provided digital audio services that accounted for around 70% of the listeners. During the year 2019, Pandora includes various stories, which also include various music and voice tracks. These songs are based on the music playlist and the voice tracks that are very attractive and narrative with very good insights. This set of songs in the Pandora also has its own in house app assistance that helps the customer to choose among the basic genres. In 2013, the Pandora acquired the KXMZ radio station, but in 2019 the Sirius XM acquired the Pandora. However, in October 2019 the Sirius XM (a parent company of Pandora) had agreed to launch the superhero-based podcasts from 2020.

The stations were more or less customer-centric, wherein the customer had the choice to choose between two plans which were free. These plans were based on the support of the advertisements or no advertisements. Based on the customer choice, advertisers like iTunes and amazon used to display the so-called ‘like’ songs by the customers on their websites to attract them. The recommendation system has been helpful for the radio station. It helps the customers to track those songs that are similar to their interests when given a ‘thumb up’ for a particular song by them. As a result; based on the genre, album, and artist the customers are provided the next songs liked by them on the same track. 

The total revenue generated in Q1-2012 by Pandora radio station was $80.8 million showing a growth of 58% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Some of the major lists of Pandora stations are

Passion Pit Radio

The radio station is for entertainment purposes especially for pre-party events is the Passion Pit Radio. It has passionate songs that keep the moods of the members of the party always energetic. Some of the major artists in the group are Michael Angelakos, Ian Hultquist, and Ayad Al-Adhamy. The station has various genres related to pop music. Major albums in this radio station are; Manners, Kindred, and Tremendous Sea of Love. Various songs from these albums appear on various occasions related to films and video games. The song titled “Moth’s Wings” was played in the Big Love episode released in the HBO channel and also appeared as a piece of background music in the FIFA 10 video game.

Blue BBQ

Blue BBQ radio network is one of the famous Pandora radio stations’ that has famous artists; B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan who are well known for their summer music. They are also known for their music on the guitar.

Brunch Café

As a music lover, this station in Pandora offers songs for various occasions. Songs by the famous artists; Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones, and Etta James the station is known for its melody songs. Some of the famous songs are; ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, ‘Don’t Know Why’ and ‘Sunday Kind of Love’.

Classic Soul BBQ Radio

The main artists in this stream are Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin who keep the guest’s toes always high with their classical songs. Their songs are known for various occasions and keep the mind relaxed.

The Lumineers Radio

Filled in with various folk songs and music, this channel keeps the folks across as active listeners. The mix of well-known songs keeps the ears of the listeners always open. Some of the major artists for this channel are; Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver. 

Bruce Springsteen Radio

The station offers songs various songs across all streams. Some of the major artists in this stream are Tom Petty and Van Morrison. The famous song in this stream which is liked by almost all is the ‘Born in the U.S.A’.

Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout Radio: Filled with high energy pop singers the Hip Hop songs from this station energize the listeners. Some of the famous artists in this radio station are Britney Spears and Pitbull.

Cool Jazz

The station which was established in the 1940s is famous for its jazz music. This music with the elements of classical music is accompanied by typical instruments. Some of the major instruments used in this station are; drums, piano, and trombone. The major artists in this station are Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Frank Sinatra Radio

The vibes from the songs in this radio station keeps the listeners at a different level. Some of the famous artists in this station are Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. 

Yacht Rock Radio

Originated in the early ‘70s this station is famous for its soft rock music. The various famous programs on this station are; Doobie Brothers and Hall & Oates. Famous artists in this station are Michael McDonald and Steely Dan.

The Pandora radio stations have also come down as a mobile app on android devices. This has further increased the likeliness for the station, as the customer can play their song at any place and at any time. The customers have the option to download their songs of interest and enjoy them offline. In 2010, the radio station was named among the ‘Hottest San Francisco Companies list’ by the Lead411.

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