Thanks folks. Pandora is a great idea. It used to be directly accessible via my Squeezebox but no longer. I can set up my PC to access it via a proxy but I can't then feed it (or Grooveshark) directly to the squeezebox to get the music up on the main floor from the basement PC. The satellite TV service is also downstairs.
I could break out the laptop to hook directly to the main floor receiver for Pandora via border tunneling proxies but I'll just keep experimenting with the available channels and playing the CDS I have ripped over the years.
Hmm, I wonder if I proxy into Pandora's web page via my iPod Touch's browser and plug it directly into mu main floor receiver.... This would save me breaking out my work laptop with an hour of security processes to endure before it boots up.
That should actually work.